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Living with Roommates

Care and Feeding of Your Roommate...

Learning to live in close quarters with a person you do not know very well can be trying. The challenge for you and your roommate is to create an atmosphere in your room that promotes studying, relaxation, sleeping, privacy, and respect for each other's personal needs and property. If you can meet these challenges you will be on the way to developing a deep friendship. All of the above are more likely to happen if the two of you communicate openly and listen willingly. Start by becoming acquainted with each other's backgrounds, attitudes, habits, and moods so you will know what to expect of each other. The questions on this page will help facilitate sharing. Keep in mind that your roommate is not going to be a carbon copy of you. There will be differences...

Questions to ask Each Other...
Surviving With Your Roommate...