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How To Get Along With Your College Roommate College is a very difficult time in your life and one of the most difficult things is adjusting to having a roommate and sharing your space with someone else Although it helps to know the person that is not always true There are a lot of things that you must remember and do to make this adjustment more easy and good for both you and your roommate The following are a list of things to help you get along First really get to know your roommate You should ask each other a lot of questions and learn one anothers likes and dislikes If you are total opposites dont panic because you will be surprised what you can learn from one another On the other hand if you have a lot in common that is great but dont just expect to get along It is really important to be completely truthful when answering questions dont just give an answer because you think that is what your roommate wants to hear That will do absolutely no good One more thing is to listen to what your roommate is saying and really pay close attention Try to remember things this will show that you are really interested in what they are all about Second you should always discuss any changes that will affect your roommate This is important and I am not saying to ask permission but to just inform them and if they have an opinion hear them out For example if you want to change something about the room tell them and then do it Dont just let them leave and then have them come back to a totally changed room Also if you are going to have people stay over let your roommate know in advance so they could make other sleeping arrangements if they wanted to Third you should agree on specific times By saying this
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