Housing selection is quickly approaching and you know what that means, the dreaded talk. Here are some tips on how to break up with your current roommate no matter what situation you are in.

The Earlier the Better

If you’re like me, avoiding an awkward conversation is as easy as procrastinating homework. We all know procrastinating is not the best way to handle things, but the earlier you talk to your current roommate the better. The other person deserves to know what you’re thinking so that they can make plans for themselves. This way you avoid the whole “I’m stuck with a horrible living situation next year all because you told me late” glare. Trust me you don’t want one of those.

 

Best Friends Aren’t Always the Best Roommates

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It’s ok to not want to live with your best friend. Just because you two are friend goals doesn’t always mean you will be roomie goals. You need to consider if someone is as messy or as clean as you. Are you someone who stays up till 2 am watching Netflix or do you go to bed early because you have an 8 am? Remember    F is for friends who do stuff together, not necessarily live together.

It’s Not Me, It’s You

We’ve all heard the roommate horror stories and if you are currently living through one have no fear. Simply tell your dorm mate how you really feel, just do it kindly. Let them know you’ve found other people who don’t leave their sweaty socks all over the room or let food get moldy in the fridge. Honesty is the best policy but kindness earns respect.

 

Don’t be Awkward

It’s not the end of the world when you tell someone you don’t want to live with them. Life will go on and the world will keep spinning. The best thing to do is to remain friendly and not make things awkward while you two still live together.

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My name is Molly Espinosa and I attend St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pa. I’m a marketing major with a minor in communications. The city has always been home to me and where I find inspiration for my work. When I’m not posting you can probably find me dancing away in my kitchen or jogging through the streets of Philly.

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