Defuse Arguments Quickly
Proximity breeds contempt. Before now, you and your roommates may have been like ships in the night; effortlessly passing one another by and, on occasion, stopping in the kitchen for a quick cuppa and a natter. Those days are over. Living in close quarters with these people 24/7 is a serious change. Let the bickering commence.
"It is critical that people are able to communicate the way that they feel. Allowing hostility, resentment, or anger build up is not good at all and leads to disaster!" Dr. Christopher Jones, clinical psychologist and creator of the Confessions of a Sex Therapist podcast, told POPSUGAR.
"I think it is also critical that when there is a disagreement, that people take alone time to reflect. What is important is that you find what works for you and those you live with and discuss collectively how you will deal with such a situation should it occur."