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15 Amazing Things Only People Who Have A Sweet Roommate Would Understand

15 Amazing Things Only People Who Have A Sweet Roommate Would Understand

Your roommate is someone you come to know over the years. Through the period you are with her or him you have ups and downs, but significantly you experience exciting times that will be forever memorable. Here are some things you should be thankful to your roommate for.

1. You have someone who says great things about you when your parents visit

Your parents visit and all that awkward feeling of “what if they find out…” is simply not there because you have someone who knows the right things to say about you. Even when they are quizzed awkwardly they will remain your disciple all through the conversation.

2. You feel incomplete when they are out of town

You miss them if they are not around because in a way they compliment you, vitalize you and make you validated.

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3. You have no restrictions with them

You spend more time on their bed or in their side of the room than yours. You have no restrictions with them, whether they are borrowing your item or you are undressing when they are around. There is nothing awkward between you and your roommate.

4. You are okay with their friends

Somehow your social groups are intertwined. You have similar standards or interests when hanging out with friends and you are okay with them coming around.

5. You share secrets with them

You can tell them your wants and needs and how you messed up your first relationship. Secrets do not create a wedge between the two of you, but bond you.

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6. Your roommate accepts you for who you are

Your roommate doesn’t despise you for your body modifications or tattoos. She or he understands you and is cool with your extreme acts.

7. You act most stupid around them

You can fart, belch or act stupid around them. It is cool. They are not overly critical of your stupid actions because you are most comfortable being around them.

8. You have a shoulder to cry on

Your roommate is familiar with your whining, bickering and complaints. They understand you and can listen to you all through your moody sessions.

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9. You get all the best advice from them

It seems they are the best experts on various subjects, from career to dating they offer the best advice to keep you tuned up.

10. You share dreams together

Whether it is going to Africa, getting yourself a partner or getting a job in a Fortune 500 company you share dreams of what the future will be like.

11. You have seen each other’s nasty sides

There is no big deal about the other person’s horrible face or wretched hair or how awful you look in the morning. You have seen and have become comfortable with your roommate’s nasty self.

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12. You cook for each other

There is no problem with your roommate eating your meals or knowing what kind of food you like or not. You can cook for each other and still enjoy a decent meal together.

13. You bicker and complain over little things but laugh over it at the end of the day

You bicker like an old couple about little things, from who is taking out the thrash or who is fixing the room. But in the end you have a good laugh about it.

14. You have someone who stands by you

Whether it is the landlord who pays a visit to raise an issue with both of you or it is the neighbor who comes with a frantic complaint, both of you can stand by each other and take equal responsibility for whatever has gone wrong.

15. You understand you have a family away from family

At the end of the day during a period they are the only family you have and can see you through the ordeals of sickness, moodiness and carelessness.

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Last Updated on January 18, 2019

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

Some people will have a rain cloud hanging over them, no matter what the weather is outside. Their negative attitude is toxic to your own moods, and you probably feel like there is little you can do about it.

But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

If you want to effectively deal with negative people and be a champion of positivity, then your best route is to take definite action through some of the steps below.

1. Limit the time you spend with them.

First, let’s get this out of the way. You can be more positive than a cartoon sponge, but even your enthusiasm has a chance of being afflicted by the constant negativity of a friend.

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In fact, negativity has been proven to damage your health physically, making you vulnerable to high levels of stress and even cardiac disease. There’s no reason to get hurt because of someone else’s bad mood.

Though this may be a little tricky depending on your situation, working to spend slightly less time around negative people will keep your own spirits from slipping as well.

2. Speak up for yourself.

Don’t just absorb the comments that you are being bombarded with, especially if they are about you. It’s wise to be quick to listen and slow to speak, but being too quiet can give the person the impression that you are accepting what’s being said.

3. Don’t pretend that their behavior is “OK.”

This is an easy trap to fall into. Point out to the person that their constant negativity isn’t a good thing. We don’t want to do this because it’s far easier to let someone sit in their woes, and we’d rather just stay out of it.

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But if you want the best for this person, avoid giving the false impression that their negativity is normal.

4. Don’t make their problems your problems.

Though I consider empathy a gift, it can be a dangerous thing. When we hear the complaints of a friend or family member, we typically start to take on their burdens with them.

This is a bad habit to get into, especially if this is a person who is almost exclusively negative. These types of people are prone to embellishing and altering a story in order to gain sympathy.

Why else would they be sharing this with you?

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5. Change the subject.

When you suspect that a conversation is starting to take a turn for the negative, be a champion of positivity by changing the subject. Of course, you have to do this without ignoring what the other person said.

Acknowledge their comment, but move the conversation forward before the euphoric pleasure gained from complaining takes hold of either of you.

6. Talk about solutions, not problems.

Sometimes, changing the subject isn’t an option if you want to deal with negative people, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be positive.

I know that when someone begins dumping complaints on me, I have a hard time knowing exactly what to say. The key is to measure your responses as solution-based.

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You can do this by asking questions like, “Well, how could this be resolved?” or, “How do you think they feel about it?”

Use discernment to find an appropriate response that will help your friend manage their perspectives.

7. Leave them behind.

Sadly, there are times when we have to move on without these friends, especially if you have exhausted your best efforts toward building a positive relationship.

If this person is a family member, you can still have a functioning relationship with them, of course, but you may still have to limit the influence they have over your wellbeing.

That being said, what are some steps you’ve taken to deal with negative people? Let us know in the comments.

You may also want to read: How to Stop the Negative Spin of Thoughts, Emotions and Actions.

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