Wow, how "funny" is this. I can only write a short note at this time. I am sitting in a lovely B&B on the ocean. My husband and I took my parents overnight. They are all downstairs visiting and waiting for breakfast, which is in 20 minutes, so I must hurry and get ready to join them (thus the short note.) Since this is a one night adventure, I have it in my head that I will simply wait until I get home and will resume "normal functions" tomorrow morning. I can hear voices coming through the floor and hear a door "here and there" closing. That makes it completely "not an option" that I might go. Wouldn't even think of it. I'm interested in hearing more about your insights to this. I honestly feel that it is so beyond my ability to understand or get to the root of; it seems to defy any logic I can process. I am very interested in psychology also; what makes people do what they do ~ and why that is ~ what has happened to affect their thinking or behavior. I also love your idea of a private study that "just happens to have a bathroom." That may totally solve your problem of living with a family. What a great idea. More another time.