You always read about how you can prepare to live with a roommate or even things you can do if you and your roommate have issues … but what do you do when your roommate becomes a flat-out enemy? While most roommate grievances aren’t very serious, there could be a time where you or a [ Read More ]
I was excited to head to college for my freshman year. So excited that I didn’t get scared during the eight-hour drive … or when we were shopping for dorm supplies … or even when my parents helped me move into my dorm room. Then, right before my parents were ready to drive off into [ Read More ]
Had my mother not taken me by the hand and forced me to go into Bed Bath & Beyond the month before I started school, I would have been completely screwed! I was so nervous about starting school in a far away place that I was trying to put off thinking about it. That included thinking [ Read More ]
The question posed in this headline is one of the hardest ones you will face throughout your college years. The harsh reality is that sometimes you do need to say goodbye to friendships — and it will hurt and be uncomfortable — but you need to make sure you’re keeping yourself surrounded by people that [ Read More ]
Let’s face it: Being a college freshman is straight-up scary. Not only are you away from your parents for the first time, but you’re likely living in a new city and dealing with making a whole new set of friends. Being a new freshman and a college transfer is never easy, but if you keep an [ Read More ]
When I first started preparing to move into my “big girl” apartment after graduation, I thought I understood everything that I needed to do. Turns out, I was very, very wrong. When I was in college, I lived in an apartment complex that catered toward students — aka: We were extremely spoiled. They made everything [ Read More ]
It’s that time of year when everyone’s getting a little restless. Classes are at their peaks , everyone is stressed out and most likely, you and your roommates are irritated with one another. You’re more likely to get into some arguments this time of year due to the combinations of all of these elements. Here’s [ Read More ]
No one likes roommate issues and the ripple affects it causes. Here are some tips on how to re-build a happy and healthy relationship with your roomie.
Welcome to the age-old debate of the college years: Should you get a dog or should you not get a dog? While most adults would respond with a resounding, “No,” there are many aspects to college life that can be helpful when you’re trying to raise your own pet. PRO: You (hopefully) don’t have a [ Read More ]
In This Section: Roommates
Roommate issues, problems, hanging out, throwing a party together, going out together, how to manage living with someone else, how to coordinate your styles, how to coordinate payments, sharing a closet, sharing a refrigerator, sharing the remote, different tastes in music, and introducing your friends.