Posts Tagged: roommate relationships

Roommate Intervention: What to Do When Landlord-Designated “Tenant in Charge” Fails Duties
Roommate Intervention: What to Do When Landlord-Designated “Tenant in Charge” Fails Duties

Roommate Intervention: What to Do When Landlord-Designated “Tenant in Charge” Fails Duties

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In almost every group housing situation I’ve lived in, there is usually one tenant that handles the majority of the responsibilities. They act as the liaison between tenants and landlords, they handle collecting the rent, and they tell the landlord if there are any issues with the apartment. How the “tenant in charge” decision is…
How to Get Along With Your First College Roommate
How to Get Along With Your First College Roommate

How to Get Along With Your First College Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Everybody knows that living with a new roommate can be totally challenging. I was an RA of my dorm floor for three years, and I have seen many, many conflicts between roommates. I can tell you that most problems can actually be avoided very easily if you’re proactive with your roommate! All you need is…
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…
Roommate Gift Giving Alternatives
Roommate Gift Giving Alternatives

Roommate Gift Giving Alternatives

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Gift exchange season is upon us, as is the impending doom of shopping for everyone on your holiday list while also managing to pay rent. And let’s hope your lease isn’t up at the end of the year too… Sharing presents with roommates can be a fun group activity or a potential disaster. If you…
Is Dating Your Roommate Ever A Good Idea?
Is Dating Your Roommate Ever A Good Idea?

Is Dating Your Roommate Ever A Good Idea?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So here’s the thing: people write us with all sorts of scenarios, often involving their roommates, their roommates’ significant others, and general relationships-when-you’re-living-in-an-apartment type questions. It’s a hot-button issue for us. Seriously. If you don’t believe me, check out the comments on our article about a roommate’s girlfriend. Relationships can cause problems. It’s par for…