New roommate at 40, where do I start?
September 15, 2012 5:12 AM Subscribe
I’ve decided to get a roommate to offset my bills. What is this going to be like?
posted by Amalie-Suzette to human relations (17 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
For the first time in my life, I am going to have a roommate. We are both 40, both going through the same kind of things in life (divorce, only having kids every other weekend, boyfriends, etc.). What rules should you set? How do you set rules? How do I make her feel like this is her house too? (I’ve lived here for a while by myself) We have been acquaintances for 26 years, went to high school together, worked together in high school…we have kept in touch, but not really had much of a ‘friendship’ over the years. I guess I’m envisioning Romy & Michelle…but I don’t know how this is supposed to work. Any advice is appreciated. :)