How open is your house to people?
I like for people to call before they come over. To me that is just the respectful thing to do. I always call before going to someone's else's house. People have guests over- could be sleeping- having romantic time with their spouse or just need to be alone- that's why I believe in calling first.
I am very protective of my home and don't readily invite people to my house until I feel like I can trust them, feel safe with them and are comfortable with them. My house is my haven- my lair- my refuge. It is like a cacoon in many ways in that I regenerate emotionally and mentally within it.
I don't want someone with bad personal boundaries knowing where I live- people who are really needy or over bearing and barge in and make you feel like they are taking over. I don't want someone shifty coming to my home either whom I feel would steal from me.
I know a woman who really has an open revolving door- people come and go all the time without ever calling or even knocking on the door. people will be at her house without her even realizing they are there. I feel sorry for her husband because he is so introverted but never has the house to himself to recharge and really I don't feel like he feels his house is his home-everyone else has more rights to it then he does. They wonder why he is depressed?!@
I get mad that other people don't realize that they are taking an inch but stretching it out into a mile- and the people who own the home can be more welcoming then is healthy I believe-
that is just my opinion
what are your thoughts and experiences