Wednesday, October 19, 2011

How is to live with strangers?

Living with complete strangers can be a tricky business. Especially for a perfectionist and dustofobic (it's a word!) like me. I believe, that what it all comes down to, to make it work, is the three C's:
- Communication
- Compromising
- Collaboration

First of all, you need to make sure that you can always have an open dialogue with your roommates. Listen to what they say they want and need and make sure that your voice is heard too. Communicate. If you fail this very first step, your will most likely run into situations that will become conflicts.

Secondly, you have to realize that you will not be able to get it your way every single time. Sometimes you have to let your roommates watch TV when you actually wanted to pump up the volume and listen to your favorite music while cleaning like a loon. The next time, it will be your turn to be in charge of the situation. Give and take - compromise.

And last, but absolutely not least, work as a team. Give value to the home that you all share and make sure you do your part to contribute to an nice atmosphere. If you collaborate, your roommates will do the same.

If you follow the three C's, these complete strangers might become your very, very good friends. Really!

The 305 girls must have done it right, or we are just a really good match.

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