Joined, Not Merged–Keeping a room of one’s own

New post at BlogHer: “After all those statements about never living with someone, after
wanting to make sure my independence was something I wouldn’t (once
again) mistakenly give away, A & I are moving in together. (You
know it’s real when you mix your books, and your pots and pans, and
actually have discussions about which artwork to hang, as opposed to
hanging whatever you want.)
But that’s where the room of my own comes in. In this cozy little
house, already filled with books, I not only have a (shared) office, I
have my own space.”

–Read the whole thing here.