There are normally only a few issues that might drive a wedge between you and your roommate on your extended stay in New York. Splitting expenses, sharing the bathroom, taking care of the house, and having your significant other overstay his or her welcome. Today we are going to talk about the last issue, as it often one of the toughest to understand and deal with.
If you want your roommate relationship to prosper, though, learning how to handle this problem is essential. The following are three easy rules you can follow to make sure your relationship with both your roommate and your boyfriend or girlfriend stays intact.
Inviting Your Significant Other Over on Your Extended Stay in New York:
Plan for It
Thinking of having your boyfriend or girlfriend over on Friday night for a romantic dinner and some cuddling on the couch while the two of you watch reruns of Medium on Netflix? Ask your roommate first, and in advance. While spontaneity may keep the fire going in your relationship during your extended stay in New York, there is no such thing as spontaneity when you live with someone else and share an apartment.
Ask your roommate if he or she minds sharing the apartment that night and give your roommate atleast a weeks notice. This will give your roommate time to decide whether he or she’s okay with the idea and find somewhere else to be on Friday evening.
You Can Say No
Before you moved in, you should have sat down with your roommate and made an agreement about what was okay and what was not okay to do in your apartment. These rules apply to your significant other as well, whether your roommate has graciously offered to spend the night a friend’s house or not. He or she shouldn’t eat your roommate’s food, touch his things, or store personal items in the bathroom. You can give him or her a drawer to store her belongings in your own room, but it’s okay to say no to the rest of it if she isn’t the one paying the rent.
Use Common Sense
Show a little respect for your roommates space and feelings while you are on your extended stay in New York. He or she isn’t going to want your girlfriend or boyfriend hanging out in the apartment all day, every day.
Use your head when it comes to making decisions. If your girlfriend spent the night last weekend, don’t ask if she can come over again. Make plans with her outside of apartment so your roommate can have a little time at home for his friends or significant other. Remember, you are sharing this apartment, and if you want your roommate to be considerate of your time and privacy with your significant other, respect his or her time as well.
On your extended stay in New York, make sure you know these three rules for visits from your boyfriend or girlfriend. Showing a little respect, planning in advance, and following the rules will help you maintain your roommate relationship.