How to build a good relationship with your roommate in Nigeria.

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I will discuss how you can build a cordial relationship between you and your roommate in the university.
According to my experience, most friends at the university who live together do have one or two conflicts weekly, which isn’t supposed to happen.
It is always a result of minor misunderstandings within them.

You and your roommate must avoid the same thing because it has a lot of advantages and opportunities in the future.
For example, your roommate could be helpful in the future when you want to secure a job or something like that.
You might not be in this situation currently, but there is a possibility you might get involved in the future, so what you would learn from this article would be helpful to you in the future.

The best way to solve a problem is to figure out the cause of the problem. Only then can you find possible solutions to help solve the problem.
If the same thing is applied to the relationship between you and your roommate, there would surely be a solution to avoid those misunderstandings.

I will be giving the breakdown below.

1. Figure out what your roommate doesn’t like.

This is very important; as I mentioned earlier, to efficiently solve a problem, you need to figure out what caused it to avoid something like that in the future.
There would be one of two things that your roommate doesn’t like, and it could be anything, whether small or big.

For example, you could have a roommate who doesn’t like someone snoring beside him; you have to find another means. If you always have to let them sleep first, you can let peace reign; little things like this could cause hatred.
They don’t like it. If there is nothing you can do, you can try persuading your roommate, talk to him like a brother, let him know the condition in which you are in. This would help him understand and help him have a change of heart. Still, if you decide to be angry with him and try to attack him, it might lead to another issue.

Patience is crucial for a peaceful relationship; that’s why the first thing to do is to figure out what a person doesn’t like so you can make adjustments.
Another thing is you, too, might not like the behaviors of your roommate. At first, you might try to adapt, but it might reach a point where you wouldn’t be able to hold it any longer. When such happens, you might react and cause a fight which isn’t good.

Adapting is a good movie, but it isn’t advisable to adjust. So the best thing is to make your roommate about it, make it known to them that you don’t like their behavior, then persuade them to change, and you can also help such person change their behaviors.

2. Understand your roommate.

For a stronger relationship between you and your roommate, you both should understand each other at all times.
You should be able to tell your roommate anything bothering you, and they should be able to do the same. Even if they don’t mean you, you should be able to know probability from their facial expression.

This is very important because there would be a time when your roommate might need your help, and they might not be able to tell you probably due to some reasons, but if you understand your roommate, you might know how they feel you can render help.

For example, if your friend probably failed a course and that changed his mood, and he doesn’t feel like telling you because it’s a bad mood, you can talk with him counsel him because he needs comfort at that moment.
That is what good friends do for a peaceful relationship.

3. Always be ready to endure and help.

It is ubiquitous for your roommate to make you angry sometimes, but you must learn to endure such to avoid any fight.
When you endure and act mature, your roommate might realize his mistakes then start feeling guilty, and he might then come to apologize to you.

Endurance is significant for a longer relationship with your roommate.
You must also be ready to help when they need your help.
It could be anything, that’s what friends do, they help themselves in time of assistance.

For example, your roommate might want to buy a particular book, and they don’t have enough money. You, as a roommate, can volunteer to borrow or give him money so they can add to the funds to be able to purchase the book.

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