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15 Roommate Arguments So Strong They Cause Move-Outs

Can we get through this without ripping up the lease?

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  1. 1. Is it OK to leave dishes in the sink?

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    No! Do them ASAP!
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    Yes, you can leave them for a few days.
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  1. 2. Should people with bigger bedrooms pay more money?

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    Yep! It should be proportional. 
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    Nah, split it 50-50.
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  1. 3. Can you help yourself to your roommate's food?

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    That's how people die.
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    Sure! What's theirs is mine!
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  1. 4. What about other kitchen items, like spices and condiments?

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    Sure, spices and condiments are fine to share.
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    Still not OK. Buy your own stuff.
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4. What about other kitchen items, like spices and condiments?
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  1. 5. Can you leave your stuff in the common areas?

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    Of course. The apartment belongs to everyone!
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    NO. The common area isn't your second bedroom.
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  1. 6. Should you be friends with your roommate?

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    I'm friendly, but I can't live with my friends.
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    YEAH WE'RE BFFS.
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6. Should you be friends with your roommate?
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  1. 7. Should the person who makes more money pay more of the rent?

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    That seems the most fair.
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    Hell no! That's their money.
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  1. 8. Can you use your roommate's shampoo?

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    Sure, who cares?
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    Nah, get your own.
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  1. 9. Is it OK to leave hair in the drain?

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    Yeah, I'll get it next time I clean the bathroom.
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    No, I clean the drain after every shower!
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  1. 10. What do you do if you hear your roommate having loud sex?

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    Politely ignore it. 
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    Let them know they're being too loud. Other people have to live here! 
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  1. 11. When should you take out the garbage?

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    Whenever you can't physically fit another object on top of the towering garbage heap.
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    At least once a week, no excuses.
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  1. 12. Do you share Netflix/Hulu/Amazon accounts?

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    Yeah, it doesn't make sense to have multiple accounts in one home.
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    No, I like having my own account.
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  1. 13. What's the best way to deal with conflict?

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    Passive-aggressive notes.
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    Direct communication.
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  1. 14. How should chores be delegated?

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    Assign roommates tasks to be completed on a regular basis.
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    Each roommate should generally clean up after themselves.
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  1. 15. Is it OK to be loud?

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    Yes! It's your apartment too!
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    Honestly, no. People should have a quiet place to come home to.
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