A big part of my research has to do with figuring out the kinds of difficult situations or experiences that come up in young adults’ friendships. We’ve done hours worth of interviews and one theme that is pretty consistent has to do with living with friends.
Is moving out with a friend is a good idea? How can you maintain a sense of privacy and your friendship at the same time? What’s the best way to set roommate rules or boundaries with a friend? What if a friend wants to live with, you but you don’t think you’d made good roommates? There are lots of questions here that I look forward to answering.
In the meantime, I discussed several tips for setting boundaries with roommates (above and beyond making a cleaning schedule) over on The Everygirl. Check it out and let me know how you’ve managed to make living with a friend work well for you!