Best friends are always there for you. They are someone you can talk to on the worst days and laugh with after the best days. So why is it so difficult for some of us to keep this friendship strong after we move in with our best friend? Something about living together can put a new tension on even the strongest of relationships, but it is nothing to lose a friend over. Let’s discuss some methods that can be used to keep the friendship strong, even in moments of disagreement.
Miscommunication is a major part of arguments in any rooming situation, and sadly, this includes best friends. It is easy to get mad about something and, instead of discussing it, letting it grow into a bigger issue than it should have ever become. Often, the offending party does not even know what they have done wrong. Being open and honest about our feelings and what has offended us can clear the issue rather than expanding it. It may seem rougher in the moment, but will provide enormous relief by preventing the problem from occurring again in the future.
Discuss Rules at the Beginning
Having a deep conversation about house rules may not be the first thing on your mind once you move in, but it is important. It does not have to be a very long conversation, but spend some time discussing the dos and don’ts that each of you feels is important. Some topics to cover could include cleaning, cooking, personal space, and having visitors over. Discussing these and other topics before they ever occur takes the emotion out of the conversation and provides insight to both friends on how the other feels.
Don’t Be Afraid to Make New Friends
We are definitely not saying to replace your roommate with new friends, but sometimes it is helpful to have other people in the picture. This allows you to not get tired of each other as quickly and brings a fresh feel to the environment. Don’t be afraid to attend events or grab a meal without your best friend, but also make sure to let them know they are welcome to come along.
Make Your Move as Easy as Possible
The actual moving process can be a big indicator of how a rooming experience will go, so why not make it as easy as possible? At Motivated Movers, we are professional, timely, and experienced movers that will go out of our way to make your move easy and stress-free. Let us handle the hard work while you focus on getting settled into your new home! Contact us for more information.