I found it interesting hearing about the more tribal way of living – there seems to be a lot of wisdom lost about the sense of this in the way we have come to do it in the west. I spent a lot of my married life sharing houses with other couples and singles. I know we got into more difficulties those times it was just the 2 of us. So when he went grape picking for 3 months I had friends around and did not feel so alone and was pleased to see him on his return! There was a lot of give and take in this sense in following our own interests for which I am grateful. I would not be following the Dharma now for sure as he is an atheist.