3 Helpful πŸ™ Pieces of Advice πŸ’­ for when You Live 🌎 with Others πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ ...

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Whether living in a college dorm or moving out of home and settling down with people, it’s important to respect the space and be mindful of your roommates. There are times things won’t go as amazing as you’d hope, but I’m really grateful to have had such an experience.

Throughout my time as an undergrad college student I have had different roommates each year. Some of the roommates I had made my year terrible while others gave me such an amazing college experience. I’d love to share some advice I have learned when it comes to living with another person and hopefully it can help someone out there.

1. Communicating to Your Roommate & Suitemates

It’s crucial to build a good foundation with your roommates and suitemates. While you have your set of friends and family, roommates and suitemates serve to be another community. They become more than your average classmates or strangers. Talking to your roommates and suitemates helps expose you to different things and may bring comfort to them. Last year my roommate and I stayed up many nights talking and laughing at silly things. This year my roommate and I talk about a lot of things and it’s crazy how much she’s helped me with my life. She may have not realized it, but thanks to her and other good roommates I learned how to deal with some of the stressors in my life and even balance myself to be a better person. It’s also nice to have someone to lean on if you’re having a bad day or need someone to talk to.

Respecting Space