It's hard to live with someone else, and sometimes it's simply impossible. The new year is all about growth and change and that can include your living situation, too.
Attention drama queens and drama kings! Life with your roommate doesn’t have to feel like a never-ending soap opera. With a bit of patience and strategy, you can use smart problem-solving skills to avoid the drama and maintain a peaceful existence in your apartment.
Getting quality time in with your better half is a must. But how do you approach the most romantic day of the year when your super single roommate thinks that Cupid is stupid?
the little issues that pop up from time to time are nowhere near as frustrating as having to share a tiny bathroom with multiple people. If you've had to do this, you're familiar with waiting for someone to get out of the bathroom so you can shower before work, or bumping elbows as you brush your teeth. And let's not forget the clutter! Fortunately, you and your roommates can get along and share the bathroom by using these tips:
It’ll start out innocently enough. Two cash-strapped young adults decide to co-sign a lease together in an effort to save money on rent and utilities. Then something begins to happen. You see each other every day and after a while, the mutual attraction can no longer be denied. They started as your roommate, but it has quickly become much more than that. In the beginning, it’s nice to have someone to come home to after a long day. No expensive cab or train rides can keep you from seeing one another. Playing house is fun for a while - cooking for each other, binging on Netflix while cuddled on the sofa. It's the best time ever. But problems start to arise when you’re forced to be in the presence of your roommate/significant other 24/7. There’s no escape. Arguments about laundry and dirty dishes become commonplace - issues that typically only arise in long-term relationships. The union accelerates at an unnatural speed, which means that the chances of it ending well are slim to none. So, given all this, is dating your roommate worth it - even if it means saving big bucks every month?
You and your roommate might not have much in common, but you both need to eat. So if you happen to be hungry in the same place at the same time, why not coordinate and plan meals together? Here are some tips to make meal planning with your roommate a success.
Roommate agreements are smart things to have, but what exactly should you include. Here's a list of common topics roommates should have in writing ahead of move-in.