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How do I cope with my offensive roommates?

I'm a woman who is living with two straight cismen who routinely have loud, offensive, misogynistic/racist/queerphobic conversations in the apartment's common areas. I'd like them to stop doing this in shared spaces because it makes me and my guests uncomfortable. I need tips for talking to them. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 27, 2014 - 20 answers

Should I move in with my girlfriend and her flatmates?

My girlfriend (25) and I (cis male, 26) have been dating for about a year and a half, are pretty sure that this is the real deal, and are ready to move in with each other. We're trying to decide if I should move into her apartment with her and her flatmates, or if we should move in to our own apartment together. Lots of extra details below! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 24, 2014 - 35 answers

What sort of notice do I owe my roommates? I want to move ASAP.

How much notice should I give my roommates if I want to move out as fast as possible without being a total jerk? Would paying the rent I owe for April be acceptable instead of giving them a 30 day notice? I'm not actually on the lease, if that helps. I haven't been in a situation like this before, so I am not 100% sure what to do. Thanks.
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2014 - 15 answers

Renting with roommates... can things de-escalate?

Ok, so I'm living in Chicago with a few of my SO's old roommates from college. We've known them for less than a year and I can admit maybe we jumped into a year lease too soon. However, what recourse do we have right now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 16, 2013 - 10 answers

Bronx Housing Help

A friend is in an abusive situation with her current roommates and I would like to be able to provide some resources to help find alternate housing and tips on how to deal with the bad situation until she can find something else. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 3, 2013 - 6 answers

1001th question about dealing with a roommate's boyfriend

My roommate and I both moved in to the apartment a few months ago. Her long-term boyfriend lives two hours away -- I knew about this beforehand, and was prepared for frequent visits. But it's exceeded my expectations, and I don't feel very comfortable. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2012 - 33 answers

Please help me get this flea problem solved

How would you handle this? I need to get my roommate to: 1) accept there are fleas in the house and that his dog has a really bad case of them; 2) accept that if there are fleas, that it's a problem that we need to try to fix; 3) treat his own room. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2012 - 29 answers

We want to politely ask our roommate to leave and are wondering about how to do this nicely while also avoiding any possible legal issues in California

We want to politely ask our roommate to leave and are wondering about how to do this politely while also avoiding any possible legal issues in California [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2012 - 10 answers

I just want it on paper that he stole a security deposit

Just found out that the NYC Statute of Limitations is 6 years. The roommate stole my security deposit 6.5 years ago. Is it too late? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2012 - 12 answers

How to deal with a pot-intolerant roommate?

My roommate is going to try to kick me out of the apartment for breaching one of his rules twice. I am struggling with communicating how sorry I am and how much I would like to stay. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2012 - 46 answers

(possible) smoker roommate

One of my roommates thinks the other has started smoking in our non-smoking apartment. How do I handle this in the least dramatic way possible? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 11, 2012 - 17 answers

Nice, non-psychotic, anal-retentive, seeks similar.

I am 27 and male. I've lived in shared housing my entire adult life: dorms, rented rooms, group houses, shared apartments. I want to finally live like an adult.™ How? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 6, 2012 - 27 answers

First-time cohabiter looking for advice on merging lives

First-time cohabiter with some questions on merging money/stuff/habits post-move. Advice appreciated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2012 - 16 answers

How do I stop my mattress from reeking?

Removing Beer on Mattress? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 24, 2011 - 5 answers

How to undo being thoroughly out-manipulated?

My roommate unilaterally decided to force me out of the apartment. She and 3 new tenants already signed a new lease. What are my options (if any)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2011 - 41 answers

Bringing dates home when you have roommates?

What is the protocol for bringing a date home when you have roommates that use your common area? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 4, 2011 - 18 answers

Should I stay or should I go?

My living situation is perfect. But I'm not satisfied with it. Is there a way to fix it? Should I leave? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2011 - 20 answers

Should I ask my roommate's permission to date her friend?

Should I ask my roommate's permission to date her friend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2011 - 14 answers

How to move to a cool area when you're young and broke and nervous

Doing my first house/apartment room hunting experience out of college and sort of unclear on the craigslist etiquette AND if I should even be looking. Would really appreciate input and advice. This is really long because I ramble...but I SWEAR it's good! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2010 - 21 answers

Do I have bugs? How can I tell? What should I do?

Something is biting me. I think it might be bedbugs. But last time I thought I had bedbugs it turned out to be something else entirely. So, how can I figure out for sure what it is? What precautions should I take? And, perhaps more importantly, how do I notify my roommates in a timely fashion without unnecessarily freaking them out if it turns out to be a non-problem? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2010 - 9 answers

Can people with different roommate styles live together?

How do I deal with having a roommate who has never had roommates before and has different expectations about being roommates than I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2010 - 30 answers

How to deal with roommate who helps himself to my stuff

How to deal with roommate who helps himself to my stuff A little background: one of the roommates is the daughter of the landlord and she lives with her boyfriend on the floor above. We share a kitchen and they often use other common areas like the living room on my floor. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2010 - 40 answers

How do I keep everyone happy in a wierd relationship

I just entered a relationship with my (female) best friend of 3 years and roommate. We've previously never so much as cuddled and recently became very open about our feelings for each other and realized that we want to be together. We are extremely excited about where things are going. There's a problem though... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2010 - 17 answers

How can I salvage a friendship when I can't be around her boyfriend?

How do I salvage a friendship in an awkward situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2009 - 15 answers

Should I confront my roommates?

My roommates are driving me nuts; should I talk to them about it, more than I already have? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 24, 2009 - 41 answers

Ethical obligation to pay for kicked out roommate's rent?

My roommates kicked out our 4th roommate mid-month without consulting me and have since made several decisions that I believe have prevented us from finding someone for next month. I am not on the lease and my opinion has totally been discounted in this process, do I have any ethical (not legal) obligation to kick in for next month's rent? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 24, 2009 - 27 answers

I swear I'm not anti-social.

Is moving in with a friend always a bad idea? Are some people just better suited to live by themselves? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2009 - 38 answers

Do I need to pay rent for an apartment I no longer inhabit? I'm not on the lease, but these are friends.

Do I need to pay rent for an apartment I no longer inhabit? I'm not on the lease, but these are friends. Somewhat lengthy discourse to follow...bear with me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2008 - 4 answers

My roommate/friend has no idea how to wash dishes, but he thinks he does, and I'm worried for my health!

My roommate/friend has no idea how to wash dishes, but he thinks he does, and I'm worried for my health! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2008 - 59 answers

How do we pay for this mistake?

AskMe the Ethicist: how do we divide this plumbing bill among 3 roommates (or am I a jerk for not wanting to split it evenly) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2008 - 48 answers

I'm in love with my roommate

Study abroad roommate-love 101! Help me detach! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2008 - 8 answers

how to deal with a deadbeat roommate and angry landlord?

[nyc] my roommate is a few thousand bucks behind on rent, our lease is up at the end of august, and my other roommate and i are both very worried he's not going to give our landlord everything he's owed before then. are there any ways for the two of us who are square with the landlord financially to avoid getting massively screwed by this (in the legal system + credit records) other than us ponying up his share? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2008 - 10 answers

Do I have to pay my roommate's debt?

I'm in a financial pickle due to a bad choice of roommates two years ago. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 10, 2008 - 6 answers

How do I be an adult?

How do I calm down and stop being constantly annoyed at an obnoxious, but ultimately harmless roommate? I treat him poorly, and though he's no bag of sunshine he's still a human being. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2008 - 31 answers

Would my roommate's boyfriend's surprise appearance be unwanted?

My roommate's long-distance boyfriend asked me to help him surprise her. But I'm afraid he might be the one who gets surprised, if she's sleeping with someone else (I'm not sure). What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2007 - 30 answers

My roommate is stalking my sister.

My roommate is stalking my sister. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2007 - 31 answers

I should have made you leave your key.

My roommate gives copies of our apartment keys to visiting guests. I'm uncomfortable with this but can't think of a good argument against the practice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2007 - 20 answers

Chew her out, stick it out, or move out?

RoommateFilter: My roommate of over a year really gets on my nerves, and I’m too timid to confront her. Is it too late to do anything besides move out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 1, 2007 - 22 answers

Roommate Troubled

How do I be a good roommate to a gal with severe Asberger's? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2007 - 10 answers

Cats or No Cats?

The ethics of getting a cat. A roommate and I have been planning to get a cat when our allergic roommates move out. We got the OK from the new roommates on getting the cats. The day after the three new roommates signed the lease, one of them calls and asks us to not get the cat because his girlfriend is allergic. What should we do? (Apologies for the length inside) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 22, 2007 - 95 answers

When, if ever, do I try to repair this post-relationship friendship?

When, if ever, do I try to repair this post-relationship friendship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 18, 2007 - 16 answers

Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself.

What to do with a friend that completely lacks social skills? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 8, 2006 - 26 answers

Did my roommate ruin my date?

My roommate had loud sex in the apartment while I had a guy I'd *just* started dating over. Totally rude, or fact of life? Specific details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 8, 2006 - 25 answers

The adult baby talk is driving me insane

I live with two friends who are a couple -- wonderful people I've known for many years. They're great in every aspect, except for their incessant baby-talking and PDA. Now, I'm not so much of a prude that I object to cuddling and a light kiss in common areas, but these two are beginning to drive me nuts. They baby-talk, loudly, for hours in every room of the house and make out on the couch while the rest of us (I have several roommates) are watching TV, and generally just make a normally benign situation very uncomfortable. They're in their late 20s and have been together for five years, so this isn't some teenage gushfest thing. I don't want to put a damper on their happiness, but I'm finding myself gritting my teeth or having to leave the room every time I hear, "Iz my baby waby doing fwine! How is my baby-waby!" How should I keep my sanity? I'll be moving in June, so moving out isn't an option now, nor is the situation horrible enough to warrant something like that. I've also tried leaving the room very pointedly every time they begin, but that apparently hasn't gotten the idea across, either.
posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2004 - 24 answers

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