How to Live Peacefully With Your Roommate

by - Monday, March 28, 2016

This blog post is one every girl should read because no doubt, roommate issues affect many other areas of living. You know what I mean, except you are the naughty roommate in question, you can't focus, you are emotionally drained etc. 

I do not have a roommate as we speak.  I used to have at least one all through my undergraduate days in the University.  After a lot of trial and error, I was able to manage living with other girls.  No matter how hard we try not to talk about it the fact is there,  glaring and staring at us in the face- the average girl is difficult to live with.  We are quickly driven into conclusions,  most of us have issues with tolerance.  The very distinct one is this- if for any reason girl A tells girl B that she doesn't like a particular thing,  I don't know why this happens but the relationship between them immediately becomes constrained. There are unspoken words of annoyance.  Now,  I am talking about the average girl because I have met some matured girls in my lifetime and they keep amazing me till today.

I was inspired to write this article by a compound mate of mine.  I have been watching her for a year now,  not deliberately but mindlessly. Somehow,  I have gained so much respect for her in the way she interacts and deals with her roommate. She is a very mature person in every aspect.  Unlike the other girls,  she has never had to quarrel with her roommate not because arguments don't ever break out but she nips even that in the bud.

So,  I am titling this blog,  'how to live peacefully with your roommate'.

Assume all room chores are yours

This means that whenever your roommate does the chores,  you are assuming in your head that you are lucky to have a helping hand.  Treat the room as yours when it comes to cleaning and washing. Assume it is your responsibility.  Don't ever feel you are the maid,  groom yourself in a selfless manner. Assume she is your handicapped sister.  Fortunately for you,  your roommate might be the sensible one.  You never get hurt if she turns out to be the lazy one because you have got all that covered anyway.

If it has not been initiated,  don't cook together

Listen,  I know all about that story of wanting to foster unity and dah dah dah. Human beings are naturally silly people.  You know what I am talking about.  We,  girls,  are sillier. Except you live with a mature girl (of which chances are very very low),  never combine food stuff or share a gas cooker.

Learn to look the other way 

Sometimes it is about tolerance and forbearance.  This compound mate of mine of which I have learned a lot from seems to have a large heart to contain just about anything.  I don't know how she does it but I could as well learn that from her because this isn't limited to only girl-to-girl relationships,  even our romantic/marital relationships require looking the other way and forgiving quickly.

I hope you have a nice time with your roommate. Send me testimonials after a month,  please.

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