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                         Living with roommate: advantages and disadvantages

 

Have you ever had to share a home with a stranger or even a close friend, only to find out you can not live together? Living with other people can be difficult, especially when each person comes from a different background and has their own ideas about how they want to live. Most people at some point must learn to cope with the challenges of having a roommate. The following is a list of suggestions to help you share your living space harmoniously.

 

Steps to be a good roommate:

 

And rules respect Make them: A strategy that worked for Alicia, a college freshman, was coming to an agreement with her roommate early in the year that set the boundaries for how they would live together. For example, she and her roommate agreed that if one of them is trying to study, the other will not blare music or will record TV shows to watch later. After you agree on guidelines, respect them .

Compromise: You and your roommate will of not agree on everything, SO you'll have to Both to the make some compromises. For instance, if one of you is messy and the other likes things neat, the untidy one should keep the shared areas of the room clean. And the neat one should overlook untidiness in the roommate's area.

Courtesy show For: the If the BEHAVE you politely to your roommate, your roommate is likely to to follow your the lead. Wish your roommate luck on an exam. Ask if you can pick up something while you're running errands. As Axel, a college freshman, says , "When you have to deal with someone every day, ... it's important to stay on good terms." His advice is to try to make your roommate happy that he or she wound up with you.

 

Steps to find a good roommate:

 

1. Choosing your roommate

 

  1. Does this roommate have enough money to cover the bills?

 

 

Pros and Cons of living with a roommate:

PRO: Save Money on Rent and Utilities

A big advantage of having a roommate is the ability to split the cost of rent and utilities. This means that you'll be able to afford a nicer, larger apartment than you could if you were living by yourself. You can also split the cost of other shared items, like groceries.

CON: They Help Make a Mess

Two people living in one apartment also means it's twice as likely to get messy. Dishes can pile up and trash bins may overflow, and it can be easy for roommates to pass the blame and responsibility off on to each other.

PRO: Built-in Friends

Having a roommate means there's always someone there to hang out with or talk to when you come home from a long day at work. Nothings says "home" quite like watching movie marathons together in your pajamas.

CON: Less Privacy

When you have a roommate, you have very little privacy. Your bedroom may be the only place you can go to be alone, and if your roommate has boundary issues, that may not even be true. If you prefer solitude, living with a roommate is not for you.

PRO: Shared Furnishings

If you're renting your first apartment, purchasing all the necessary furniture and kitchen supplies can be expensive. Pooling your resources with a roommate will make the process of furnishing your apartment much easier.

CON: They Help Make a Mess

Two people living in one apartment also means it's twice as likely to get messy. Dishes can pile up and trash bins may overflow, and it can be easy for roommates to pass the blame and responsibility off on to each other.

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