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Common Roommate Problems


October 29, 2007
by Scholarships.com Staff
If you are planning to move out of your parent’s house when you go 
        back to school, you are probably going to have one or more roommates. Unique
    challenges often arise when living with roommates, so it’s a good idea to learn
    about 
        common roommate problems before you become one. By doing so, you will be
    able to take steps to exhibit the traits of a good roommate. This knowledge will
    also help you recognize and resolve conflicts.

If you are planning to move out of your parent’s house when you go back to school, you are probably going to have one or more roommates. Unique challenges often arise when living with roommates, so it’s a good idea to learn about common roommate problems before you become one. By doing so, you will be able to take steps to exhibit the traits of a good roommate. This knowledge will also help you recognize and resolve conflicts.

Some of the most common roommate problems include:

  • Borrowing personal items without permission
  • Eating other person’s food
  • Messy living habits
  • Poor personal hygiene
  • Lack of respect for each other’s personal space
  • Unwillingness to compromise
  • Immodest behavior

Allowing such behaviors to go unchecked can permanently damage roommate relationships, and can make a living situation unbearable. It’s a good idea to establish roommate rules at the very beginning of the relationship for the sake of avoiding roommate problems before they have a chance to develop.

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