Traditions Transitional Living is a life-style that “holds people together” at transition – times of transition, periods of adjustment, periods of feeling alone…
Traditions Transitional Living is a life-style that “holds people together” at transition – times of transition, periods of adjustment, periods of feeling alone or different from others. This can take the form of a move, marriage, divorce, birth, and many other events that create the need for extended family, friends, or community. Traditions Transitional Living is a lifestyle that allows individuals to be self-sufficient in all areas of their lives so they don’t depend on others, but rather, become self-reliant.
Traditions Transitional Living can include both an inside and an outside transition household. An inside transition household is a place where members live under one roof (known as a transitional living home) while away from home. These households are run by a co-parenting arrangement. An outside transition household is a place where members rent out an apartment or other space so they can live independently. Both types of transitional living homes can have a physical structure, with a main door, and a yard, although the inside structures tend to be more permanent. Both types of transitional living homes are very common in Phoenicians and throughout the southwest.
The transition from one tradition to another may be gradual or sudden – it may be caused by a death of someone close, or by a marriage that produces guilt or other issues. When transformation occurs, there are often special celebrations to celebrate the coming together of two families or communities. In some cases, the traditions are reciprocal – meaning one group gives something back to another in the form of a gift or service. These celebrations allow everyone the opportunity to deepen their own spiritual life and relationship with each other.