What are some ways to make sure my roommates and I get along in our Melbourne apartment?

Growing and fostering a deep bond with your roommates in your Melbourne apartment can be key when it comes to your happiness with your living arrangement. Whether you’re best friends, acquaintances, or strangers by following a few simple steps you and your roommates should be getting along in no time! Not only can these steps help in a new situation, if you keep to these few simple rules you should truly have an endless supply of happiness in your apartment, shared by each roommate.

The first step in keeping the peace in your Melbourne apartment is coming up with a set of rules for everyone in the apartment to follow. My suggested method is having each roommate come up with a list of rules they wish to be in place. Once each roommate has created a list sit down together and discuss your rules. Remember to compromise, not every rule is going to be put on the list, and some rules may be tweaked. Some of these rules may include things such as; quiet hours, guest policies, smoking policies, party policies, chore duties, and more. Once you’ve got this set of rules figured out do whatever you can to make sure that you don’t break any of these rules and you and your roommates should be on your way to a happy living relationship in no time.

Always leave room for open discussion in your relationship with your roommates in your Melbourne apartment. Encourage them to come to you if they have a problem with your behavior and don’t be afraid to do the same. However, the way you come about discussing any problems that may arise is key. Don’t confront your roommates with attitude or hostility in any way. State your problem calmly and logically and be ready for a discussion. Not many people like to hear that they’ve done something wrong; and that’s completely normal. So be prepared for some shock, and maybe a little bit of anger. However, discussing these problems before they get worse is going to save you a lot of time and energy because the more you bottle issues up, the worse they’re going to be when they come to surface.

Every now and then it is of the utmost importance that you take a break from your roommates, even if your roommate is your best friend. I truly can’t stress this tip enough. It is nearly impossible to get along with someone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So don’t be ashamed to take a break. Go out for a walk, hang out with friends outside of your Melbourne apartment, or spend some quiet alone time in you room. Trust me; you will come back to your roommates feeling refreshed and energized.

Melbourne apartments can truly be one of the best places to grow and nurture new friendships. If you follow these few simple rules you’ll soon discover that becoming and staying friends with your roommates doesn’t have to be a huge hassle.

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