Real Life Roommate Issues
Dean Scott has over 15 years' experience
as a College Advisor, Educational Consultant, and Public Speaker.
He has worked with over 4,000 students with organizational leadership,
counseling, crisis mediation and college lifestyle coaching.
also been the author of over 150 non-profit fiscal development
proposals for organizations ranging from the Houston Symphony
National Endowment for the Arts.
From ancient Rome to
Sesame Street and through out the ages there have been great roommate
sagas. Whether you are soon to share your abode with a fellow college
student or still putting up with a pesky younger brother at home,
the roommate world is something we all have to face. Just realize
you are not alone with your roommate issues. Look to
the past or just plain fantasy for inspiration and advice on how
to deal with that other person or persons living under your roof.
Roommate bliss is not just a fairy tale
Remember conflict is a part of every human association. If
Shrek and Donkey, an ogre and an ass, can get along so can you and
Reality is not what you see on t.v.
Unlike MTVs The Real World bunch of misfits, you will HAVE
to really deal with the real issues of your real roommates.
This aint no game show
Remember it is not always the last one standing that wins. In your
roomy Survivor, you do not get roommate immunity and you do not
have the privilege of always voting someone off the island.
Episode II Attack of the Roommates Significant Others
We just dont know, but R2D2 and C3PO were bound to have run
into trouble when they had mechanical honeys over. You should respect
each others rights to walk around in your underwear without
being caught by your roomies boy or girlfriend.
Harmony on your own Sesame Street
You have to work at your relationship. After all the two muppets,
Bert and Ernie stayed together for decades.
Girl Power The Power Puff kind that is
Sometimes, you just have to be the hero or heroine. It takes a super
human effort to live with someone much different than you.
Denial is not just river in Egypt
Anthony and Cleopatra are a classic example of avoiding the roommate
issue by playing house at your significant others
abode. Face up to what is going on or you might get bitten in the
Sometimes Threes Company
Some of you might want to try out a little coed roommate cohesion.
Advice: Just stay roommates
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