Housemate has B.O. and we are unsure as how to approach this subject with him.
September 10, 2012 11:06 PM Subscribe
How to approach housemate with pungent B.O?
posted by ruhroh to Human Relations (18 answers total)
We live in a condo with another couple and one of them has rather pungent B.O. We like both of them and recently signed leases, so moving out is not an option, nor is it something we want to do. The B.O. has gotten worse as of recently to the point of infecting the couch and seeping out from under their doorway into the hall.
We have considered talking to the other half of the couple and going through them as a liaison, as they have made a negative comment about their partner's odor while the four of us were hanging out, but are worried that this may seem somewhat passive aggressive and do not want to make it seem that we cannot talk to them about important house matters. We have seen these posts
but they deal mostly with non-living situations and involve other liaisons with no emotional connection to the odor offender.