Jump to content

Roommies (flatmates)

Recommended Posts

I was going to post this one in one of the social anxiety forums but there's so many factors behind it that I think my bipolar is the biggest factor. (others include ADD, relationship issues pertaining to OTHERS' relationships, and silicovaginosis).

So, my last roommate experience (in Baltimore for 6 months) wasn't too bad until I went batty after getting fired. This was a brief mixed state though, it lasted less than 2 weeks and didn't do anything much but arouse concern from my roommates (though, behind my back, the roommate who owned the house apparently had suggested to my parents that I leave).

Well, that and (the whole time), two of my roommies' girlfriends had crushes on me. Well, one of them stopped having a crush on me the second I went batty and wouldn't even as much as look me in the eye afterwards. This is bad since she was the one who had a penchant for staying over half the week.

It looks like financially though, I will have to take on a roommie in the next city I move to (pending acceptance to grad school; if there is no acceptance, my roommies will be my parents for another year --- note that parents make terrible roommies). All of the cities I'm looking at are more expensive than where I live now, and living alone (thus, having to pay all utilities and such alone) looks like it'll seem financially impossible. Or at least improbable.

Especially since I'll be doing a Master's program, which is unfunded (thus relegating me to support from the First Bank of Mom & Dad).

So uh, any suggestions appreciated...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

For me it would depend on the floor plan of wherever I was staying. The more privacy and individual space you have, the more tolerable a roomate becomes ;)

Something where each person has their own bathroom seems to really help!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Having lived in two and three man rooms in the Army I can tell you it all comes out eventually.

But the longest I was able to keep a roomate was in Korea (not that Korea had any better people), over there my roomate was a nurse that worked the night shift..

Looking back on it, I didn't know it at the time but since I was BP I didn't have any friends to hang out to wake him up if I was out of work early ect.. Getting along was a non-issue.

Maybe check the medcial school bullitan boards or hospitols for roomates wanted.

Good luck;


Link to comment
Share on other sites

i could talk a lot about roommates, but as you know there is a lot to be said for living alone, especially if you're a nut case. i had my own place that i paid for by working while in my last years of college, and right now i get SSDI and have my own place. where there's a will, there's a way. don't write off your parents' help financially. obviuosly they're bad roommies, but they would probably be willing to slip you a few hundred here and there.

if you have to have a roommate or plural roommates, i'd be upfront about how you CAN BE SOMETIMES a bit batty, but you do take meds for it. just as a warning/precaution. that way if you do end up going batshit, they can't say they didn't know. it is hard to do and may scare some off, but is a good screening tool. you'll end up with ones with the least amount of silicovaginosis.

i just think screening them by telling them upfront will save you some hassle.

hopefully no one's gf will have a crush on you! ;) just inform them that you are distracted by sparkly things and that should cure them.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...