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Terrible Roommate

My roommate is driving me crazy. I have another friend wanting to move in, but the problem is kicking him out without completely hurting his feelings. He doesn't have any other friends in the city, so I feel bad putting him out with nowhere to go. Any suggestions?
posted by irishlady1234 on Jan 5, 2011 - 21 answers

my mom my roommate

My mom has moved in... (long post) [more inside]
posted by octomato on Dec 16, 2010 - 14 answers

Wait theyve been sleeping together this whole time

Am I over-reacting to new information about my boyfriend's relationship history? Which involves his current roommate? [more inside]
posted by missmary6 on Oct 25, 2010 - 71 answers

Many hands make light work, hurt feelings.

Sort out a disagreement between roommates! [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Oct 21, 2010 - 44 answers


My partner and I are making my unhappily single roommate miserable. I don't want to make him unhappy. I also don't want to not be in a relationship. Can this apartment be saved? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2010 - 46 answers

Sorry guys, I have to be up in the morning!

How do I go apartment shopping in a small town? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Oct 9, 2010 - 10 answers

Living with dirty landlords, and need to broach the subject of cleaning or leaving.

Currently renting a room in a couple's house-- they are my housemates and landlords. I am not liking the situation-- it's extremely dirty. How can I make the situation better, or broach the subject of leaving after I just moved in? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2010 - 21 answers

How do I not stab my roommate in the face?

How do I not stab my roommate in the face? My roommate is mind numbingly annoying and I'm starting to hate her. How do I not do that? [more inside]
posted by katybird on Oct 4, 2010 - 39 answers

How would you split the rent?

Asking for a friend: I am considering moving into a two bedroom apartment with a couple. I would have one room (the smaller one), and they would occupy the master bedroom. Their room is very large -- close to twice the size of mine. What would be an equitable split of the rent? All utilities are included in the rent.
posted by bluefly on Sep 21, 2010 - 21 answers

Either he spontaneously combusted or has become allergic to money.

I have my former roommate's security deposit. I don't know his new address. How do I get him the money slash how long do I have to keep trying to contact him before I'm allowed to give up and keep it for myself? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Sep 20, 2010 - 35 answers

What do you wish you'd known when you moved into a shared house?

What do you wish you'd known when you moved into a shared house? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on Aug 19, 2010 - 39 answers

Bills, bills, bills.

My roommate is overcharging me on utilities, and I feel a bit misled. How can I address this with her? [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Aug 8, 2010 - 29 answers

I'm sorry, I screwed up. Please let me live with my boyfriend?

Landlord damage control: my boyfriend moved in with me temporarily two months ago, which gradually became permanent. My landlord found out through other people in the building, and she's furious. How do I repair this? Should I write her a letter or email of apology? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 2, 2010 - 73 answers

What do you mean, I still have to live with him?

A good friend intentionally hurt me. I cut off all contact in an attempt to move on, which so far seems to be working. The only problem? He's also my roommate and business partner. He'll be home from an extended absence soon and I need help drawing and maintaining boundaries for two people who should realistically have no contact with each other, but are instead stuck sharing a bathroom and a checking account. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 24, 2010 - 23 answers

Boy meets girl

New roommate filter: As a woman who may live with a male, what are your tips and tricks for me to make the transition smooth and make things work? I have only had female roommates. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2010 - 34 answers

Should two divorced women and their kids move in together?

Is it a good idea for two divorced women and our (total of three) little kids to move in together for safety, companionship and financial savings? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2010 - 22 answers

I kissed my off-again boyfriend's roommate—what now?

I got drunk and kissed my on-again-off-again boyfriend's roommate. Help me salvage my relationship of nine years as best I can. (Special snowflake.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2010 - 16 answers

What to do with ex-roommate's stuff?

My roommate moved out and left a ton of stuff behind. What do i do with it? [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Apr 26, 2010 - 16 answers


How to resolve a potentially unpleasant roommate-moving-out situation? More details provided. [more inside]
posted by plungerjoke on Apr 26, 2010 - 36 answers

My roommate died. Who do I make the security deposit check out to?

My roommate died. Who do I make the security deposit check out to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2010 - 11 answers

Renting Sight Unseen in California

Help me avoid getting screwed when finding a place to live in California, when I can’t see the place or meet the landlord in advance. [more inside]
posted by Diplodocus on Mar 4, 2010 - 7 answers

How to negotiate problems with my new living situation? -- Or should I just move out?

How to negotiate unforeseen problems with new living situation -- Dog peeing. Roaches. Roommate smoking -- Or should I just throw my hands up and move out in a few months? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone on Feb 9, 2010 - 28 answers

How do I stop him from being suckered?

How can I stop my roommate from getting scammed? [more inside]
posted by Rory Marinich on Jan 25, 2010 - 19 answers

How to smooth step-childen (sort of) co-habitation?

Not the brady branch: I live in a household with my child and my boyfriend and his two children. We both have our respective children 4 days of the week (split custody with ex-spouses).... even though his kids live here more than with their mother - they do not think of it as "home" which is starting to unnerve me in many ways.... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2010 - 42 answers

How to get out of a co-signed month-to-month lease?

Looking for advice on moving out/ending the lease on a month-to-month with someone whom I met on Craigslist (in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)... [more inside]
posted by Lizsterr on Jan 9, 2010 - 11 answers

I screwed up; what do I do now?

Oh boy... I've screwed up. I invited a woman to live with me. I am female, reasonably well-employed, decent income, have my own place, etc., and the invite had nothing to do with sex or a relationship of any kind. Things have already turned sour and I need some advice, a sane voice or two... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2010 - 145 answers

roommate woes - should I go it alone?

Please help me feel comfortable in my own home when I don't like my new roommate but there's nothing wrong with her? Should I just live alone? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2010 - 15 answers

Deposit for old rental I don't live at.

I moved into a house with some friends in Los Angeles California, we all split the deposit (shared was $700 each), things got weird and I moved out with the person moving into my room agreeing to pay my share of the deposit. That was a year ago and promises of "in the fall" have now gone silent. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by wcfields on Dec 27, 2009 - 7 answers

Let's be friends, not roomies.

So, I want to move out of my apartment. I'm going to try to do things right, and I'm not trying to screw over my roommate (we have about 4 months left on the lease). It's a somewhat delicate situation, unfortunately there is (a lot) more inside... (sorry!) [more inside]
posted by wild like kudzu on Dec 10, 2009 - 24 answers

Help me Salvage this Friendship, or End It.

Help me be a better friend, or help me choose not to. Tons of details follow. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2009 - 17 answers

Stuck in the dreaded “friend zone”!

So as fate would have it, I am sharing an apartment with a girl that I am very attracted to. And now it seems as if I've been perma-friended. (For the sake of discussion, lets forgo the “dating roommates is a bad idea” discussion.) [more inside]
posted by RandomGradStudent on Nov 22, 2009 - 122 answers

Housemate doesn't clean up after himself. Help.

My housemate doesn't clean up, like ever. How can I do to make things work, or at least more bearable? [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on Nov 16, 2009 - 41 answers

Why can't I give it a rest, already??

So, as some of you may remember, I have a roommate. Usually we get along great, but we bicker about once every two months and every time we do it triggers all sorts of anxiety for me. I'd like to hear some advice from people who have similar issues. [more inside]
posted by wild like kudzu on Nov 11, 2009 - 21 answers

Help me get rid of an unwanted guest

I'd like to know how to deal with an unwanted "guest" living in an apartment that I'm paying rent for. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 1, 2009 - 23 answers

No lease, moving howto?

I live in an apartment with no lease and pay rent to my (dishonest) roommate. How do I minimize my financial losses when I move out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2009 - 20 answers

A different type of dirty house.....

I left the house last Wednesday afternoon for a week. My roommate was hospitalized for H1N1 on Friday. I am returning to our home tonight. What precautions should I take to sanitize the place/protect myself ? [more inside]
posted by wannabehippie on Oct 21, 2009 - 8 answers

What should go in a contract with a roommate?

A friend and I are looking to rent an apartment together. We're both a bit cautious and want to draft an informal contract laying everything out. What would you make sure to specify in such a document? How do we split utilities we disagree on? [more inside]
posted by fogster on Oct 20, 2009 - 19 answers

How to pass crash course in roommate communication

How can I ask my roomate to discuss her frustrations with me directly, instead of telling everyone but me? [more inside]
posted by Keysig on Oct 5, 2009 - 22 answers

Question about roommates and kitchen cleaning habits and finding a happy medium

What is a reasonable/normal amount of time for dirty dishes to be left in the sink, before they should be cleaned up? (This is a roommates question) [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Sep 29, 2009 - 45 answers

How should I best handle bills when moving in with my boyfriend?

How should I best handle moving in with my boyfriend? [more inside]
posted by belau on Sep 28, 2009 - 38 answers

creepy roommate...question about getting out of the lease?

I am a 25 year old graduate student. I signed a lease with a 20 year old undergrad who has nothing in common with me, except that we are from the same country. She seems fine at first, just socially awkward, but after a month of living together she began to be extremely rude/inpolite, and show signs of hostility. [more inside]
posted by atetrachordofthree on Sep 19, 2009 - 23 answers

Roommate negotiations... ugh...

So, I have a roommate. We were friends before living together, and for the most part we get along fine. We've had some arguments, but we seem to have gotten past them. Now I'm just feeling frustrated by some nit-picky things she does and I want to know if I should address them at all, and how not to be insulting or irritating. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 11, 2009 - 40 answers

Help me prepare an informal lease while temporarly living with a friend.

Need help writing an informal lease while renting a room out of a friends house. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2009 - 4 answers

Metafilter:Guidelines :: Apartment:???

What are some things you wish you knew (or were glad you knew) before you moved into your first apartment with roommates? I'm looking for methods of splitting up chores, cooking, finances, resolving disputes, and dealing with common problems.
posted by yaymukund on Aug 5, 2009 - 40 answers

Evaluating roommates!

RoommateFilter: I'm in my fourth year of university and I'm going to be getting back on campus in the spring after taking a year off. What kind of questions should I ask potential roommates at apartments I look at?
posted by kldickson on Aug 5, 2009 - 14 answers

I'm so over this roommate drama.

So, I have a roommate. I love her, we usually get along just fine, but recently we argued over some financial stuff and now we're not really on speaking terms. How the heck should I handle this? (Long post, long story) [more inside]
posted by wild like kudzu on Aug 1, 2009 - 24 answers

Why are you still here?

How should we deal with our roommate's (long term) uninvited guest? [more inside]
posted by HumuloneRanger on Jul 23, 2009 - 28 answers

Lowering the rent for a roommate, but then deciding it wasn't a good idea.

My roommate asked for me to lower his rent. I said OK. But now I'm not so sure I should have. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by wuMeFi on Jun 22, 2009 - 10 answers

Three's Company?

A single friend approached my husband and I about possibly moving in with him. Has anyone out there lived in this situation and do you have any advice for me? [more inside]
posted by shesbookish on Jun 8, 2009 - 28 answers

How to help my depressed brother/roommate without losing my own mind?

My little brother is my roommate, is clinically depressed, lost his job, and can't/won't pay the bills. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2009 - 28 answers

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