How to live with a roommate and be at peace

Boundaries, boundaries, boundaries

Boundaries, boundaries, boundaries

I cannot even emphasise this enough – have boundaries. Don’t go rushing off sharing everything you have out of excitement.

My first year at the university taught me that. I was so excited to finally be in the university that the first roommate I had immediately had express access to everything I had, no questions asked.

When getting something for myself, I will get for my roommate and I never realised that I was the only one doing the sharing.She will come to me with her needs and I will happily jump in to answer her.

This roommate will open my locker and help herself to whatever she needed and I won’t even complain.

I remember one time I attempted to take something out of her locker and she violently slammed it and told me never to try opening her locker again.

I got broke fast, my foodstuff finished and after that, this roommate started coming up with reasons why she didn’t want to talk to me. I eventually figured out it was so that she wouldn’t have to share her food with me.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying you shouldn’t share with your roommates, you should share, but you need to be smart about it, have boundaries.

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