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Learning to live with a perfect stranger can be a mind-boggling, utterly stressful task. Remember, politeness doesn't make up for standing up for yourself. There are certain things you should tolerate, and there are certain things you should let your roommate know are bothering you. Know the difference, and act upon it. Stand up for your basic living rights, and question whether you need to hold back on certain liberties or not, for the sake of you and your roommate.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|