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DON’T EXPECT YOUR COLLEGE ROOMMATE TO BE YOUR BFF

posted May 1, 2017, 7:53 AM by PHS Warrior Beat   [ updated May 22, 2017, 6:54 AM ]

By: Dani Batze


    Approaching the end of the school year, many students in the class of 2017 are on the hunt for their college roommate. To many, this process is terrifying, awkward, and nerve-racking; however, finding “the one,” can be very exciting.

  

  There is endless possibilities when it comes to finding a roommate. You could get stuck with a brainiac who studies 95 percent of the time, the wild one who usually comes home after 3 A.M. every night with a different guy, or you could end up finding your friend soulmate. When it comes down to it, it is just a gamble.

    One misconception about your roommate is that you have to become best friends; in fact, it is healthy to not be. You shouldn’t expect them to be your new partner in crime, even though, it looks like a great idea in theory. Sharing a living space with a new person leads to a forced bonding, and expecting this person to be your best friend puts “a lot of pressure on a new relationship.”

    Therefore, don’t limit yourself to your dorm, get out and experience college separately from your roommate. If you don’t separate yourself, the relationship can go south fast. So “Meet new people, try new things, and enjoy the world outside your room.”

    And if you end up being best friends with your roommate then it was meant to be. But, walking into the relationship with the understanding that it doesn’t have to happen can keep you from getting hurt later on. “Expecting your roommate to be your best friend is like wearing sandals in the snow: sure, you have shoes on – but that doesn’t mean it’s the right choice for the weather.” Don’t force the friendship, if it’s meant to be, it will be.


Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/why-you-shouldnt-expect-your-roommate-to-be-your-best_us_58b71485e4b0563cd36f63f2?section=us_college

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