Posts Tagged: roommate conflict

Learning to Manage Conflict When Living With Your Significant Other
Learning to Manage Conflict When Living With Your Significant Other

Learning to Manage Conflict When Living With Your Significant Other

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving in with your significant other is a huge decision and major step in any romantic relationship. (Before making the decision, check out these tips from my fellow bloggers, who explain questions to consider, splitting finances, and rules to live by). The move itself, albeit stressful, can be the most fun part! From packing up…
Solving Roommate Conflicts the Smart Way
Solving Roommate Conflicts the Smart Way

Solving Roommate Conflicts the Smart Way

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Did you wake up this morning to find a passive-aggressive sticky note waiting for you? Have you been giving your roommate the silent treatment because you are annoyed and she hasn’t even noticed? Maybe you’ve thrown a few passive-aggressive comments into your conversations lately? Roommate conflicts arise quite often. They are almost inevitable, but there…
3 Signs It’s Time to Part Ways with Your Roommate(s)
3 Signs It’s Time to Part Ways with Your Roommate(s)

3 Signs It’s Time to Part Ways with Your Roommate(s)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you moved into your new apartment months ago and were excited to get to know your fellow apartment mate and share the fun in decorating and spending quality time together. Unfortunately, your relationship with your roommate isn’t like it was before: your roommate’s cleaning habits, their ability to find and eat your leftovers, or…
How to Share a Kitchen Without Hating Your Roommate
How to Share a Kitchen Without Hating Your Roommate

How to Share a Kitchen Without Hating Your Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There’s nothing like a great meal to bring people together. And there’s nothing like a shared kitchen to tear them apart. Surely this is the place where roommate relationships are most likely to grow tense, given the factors and the stakes. There’s all that clean-up to do. All that food to keep and prepare. All…
Decorating with Roommates
Decorating with Roommates

Decorating with Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Your home is a reflection of you. The color tells us about your character, the many accessories tell us about your interests, and the positioning tells us about your thoughts. Decorating with roommates can make the shared living situation more interesting with an explosion of different ideas. However, danger lurks when each roommate’s unique flare…
Top 5 Roommate Relationship Landmines…and How to Avoid Them
Top 5 Roommate Relationship Landmines…and How to Avoid Them

Top 5 Roommate Relationship Landmines…and How to Avoid Them

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Sabrina has distilled her 20+ roommate experiences into the top five areas that can explode with serious damage to the roommate relationship.  And we have added some tried-and-true MFA tips for avoiding the danger zones. TOP 5 ROOMMATE RELATIONSHIP LANDMINES by Sabrina Roommates can be a fairy tale of exciting events and life-long…
How to Make Your Roommates Clean When It’s Their Turn
How to Make Your Roommates Clean When It’s Their Turn

How to Make Your Roommates Clean When It’s Their Turn

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This post is for all my people out there who have ever taken out the trash AGGRESSIVELY! This is for you, you poor souls who fight with every fiber of your being not to turn into your mother and just clean up after your living companion. When you move in with someone there are a…