Friday, October 12, 2018

My Tips & Tricks for Dealing with a Less-than-Ideal Roommate

Hey cupcakes! As many of you know, I am currently a senior in college. I have had my fair share of "interesting" roommates, so I thought I would share my tips on how to deal with these people without losing your mind (which is tempting, I know). I hope this post can help any of my college readers! <3

Figure out what is causing the problem - Before you get into a huge angry fight with your roommate, sit down by yourself and pinpoint exactly what is bothering you about living with said person. Go the extra step to figure out what some possible solutions are.

Talk it over (don't argue!) - Set up a time to chat with your roommate over coffee or dinner. Talk through what you thought about and bring up the possible solutions. If you address it in a diplomatic way, you can usually avoid an argument.

Don't be petty - If your roommate does something that annoys you, don't be petty or do anything stupid. This will only cause more problems.

Spend more time outside your room - Sometimes I get really annoyed with my roommate, and all I have to do is spend less time in my room. Find a nice place on campus to study instead of studying in your room, hang with friends in their rooms, etc.

Just because you are living in the same space doesn't mean you have to be friends - I feel like a lot of freshmen think they have to be friends with their roommate, but all you have to do is be civil with them. As long as you can live in the same shared space without screaming at each other, that is totally fine!

Remind yourself what they are good at - If you only think about the negative things your roommate does, you will always have a bad image of them in your mind. Try to find some positives about living with them!

Keep your head held high - You are going to have to deal with many difficult people in your life, so stay strong! You can get through this :)

What do you do to deal with a subpar roommate? Comment below and don't forget to follow The Chic Cupcake to never miss a post!

Jenna <3

1 comment:

  1. These tips are fantastic! Especially about not being petty. It can be so hard not to take those cheap shots....but worth it in the end.


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