Living with roommates can often be as easy or difficult as you make it. If you come in with little expectations and mostly stick to yourself, you might have a better time at your Lewisville apartments. However, if you assume roommates are going to have the same values and rituals as yourself, it’s going to be a slippery slope. Afterall, your roommate likely came from a different home, with a different upbringing than yours.
Here’s how to make the most out of living with your roommates in Lewisville:
- Communicate effectively- Notice that I used the word “effectively”. You should communicate in a way that is kind but assertive, rather than aggressive or passive aggressive. You should state your personal expectations from the very beginning, in order of what’s most important to you, so they understand your dealbreakers. That way, if they violate one of your “rules”, at least you have a conversation you already agreed to previously.
- Don’t be in a rush to become best friends- Even if both of you (or one of you) is new to the city, it’s really a double-edged sword becoming too close to your roommate. If your friendship doesn’t end up working out, then your living situation becomes jeopardized. It’s much better to just be kind but to keep a polite distance. If a friendship does occur, it should happen over time, in a way that’s organic and not forced.
- Don’t be afraid to voice your concerns- If your roommates is constantly bringing over random strangers that he/she meets on dating apps, plays music too loud, showers unreasonably early, or something like this, then talk to your roommate. If you want to be less confrontational, it might be best to send a text first.
Hopefully, this article was helpful when it comes to dealing with the reality of living with roommates. For any other tips, share in the comments below.