How to Deal With Problematic Roommate
At some point of our lives, either during our time in university or in the beginning of our adult life away from the parents' nest, we all have lived with a roommate or two (or even more). And eve...
At some point of our lives, either during our time in university or in the beginning of our adult life away from the parents' nest, we all have lived with a roommate or two (or even more). And even though most of the time it's all fun and good laugh, sometimes we have to live with someone that we don't really get along. In this case sharing an apartment might be tricky and, at times, even impossible. This article aims to show you how to resolve the problems with a roommate, so you can all live in harmony.
First of all, if you have had an argument with your roommate, I suggest you leave the house and take a walk. This will not only cool you down, but it will also give you some time to think about the dispute and whether it was worth it. If you have a boyfriend or girlfriend and he or she doesn't live with you, you can also visit them and stay overnight, or just go to a friend's house and spend some time with them.
Obviously, though, you can't live like that forever, so when you go back home you should seek to resolve the problem. Melbourne based vacate cleaning professionals have seen many people leave their apartments because of disputes between roommates, so in order to avoid that, they suggest to seek a mediator if you think you can't solve the problem by yourself. The best mediator will be a neutral roommate, if there are more than just the two of you. He or she will make sure that both parties will give their side of the story and will help you find a solution. Mind you, the best way to find a solution to a problem, is if both of you make the necessary compromises, so discuss any suitable compromise that both of you could live with. Be honest and don't just agree to end up the problem quickly, because this might only result in additional problems later on.
When you resolve the problem, set certain rules and guidelines and follow them (although I suggest you do that in the beginning of the tenancy). Make sure everybody has enough space for food in both food cabinets in the kitchen and in the refrigerator. Keep the noise down, I mean, after all not everybody might like your favorite type of music. And make sure you ask before borrowing something. I think these are the 3 things that might cause most problems between roommates.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
24 years old, born in Brisbane, but currently living in Melbourne. And since I am sharing an apartment with two other people, I though I would give you some advice how to deal with problems among roommates.