We’ve all been there, your roommate hates you, eats all your food, makes it impossible to study, or just tries to drag you into their business. Coping with this situation can seem nearly impossible, but here are a few tips to help.
Lay Down Boundaries
If your roommate is eating all you food or over sharing, making it clear that their actions aren’t acceptable and take steps to remove yourself from that situation. Label all your food, walk away when they start over sharing, and remind them to be quiet when you are trying to study.
Get Out Of Your Room
If you have friends you can hang out with, try and go with them a few times a week. If you don’t, try and spend time in common areas, at the library, or anywhere else that gets you away from your room. This isn’t just to avoid your roommate, but also to make you feel less trapped and stressed, making it easier for you to deal with drama when it does occur.
Remember That Roommates Are Temporary
One of the most important things that you should do when you are in a bad situation with a roommate is to remember that you can always change roommates the next year. This applies to living at a school, renting, or anything else. You are only stuck with them for the term of your lease, and you can definitely deal with it for that long.