So you’ve found the perfect housemate – funny, thoughtful, easy to be with and come to think of it, rather attractive. How to: Survive in a share house Married couple Megan and her husband Stewart initially met as housemates many moons ago. “I thought he was an awesome bloke and I tried to set him up with my sister,” Megan says.But what happens if your housemate is perfect for more than just a coffee at your local? “I thought he was great around the house.” When the couple first got together she says “it felt wrong”.Stay overnight with them as much as possible to help relieve the stress of seeing your ex every day. Limiting the amount of time you live together will ease tensions and allow both parties to heal.See if you can room with family or friends, or see if your ex has a potential roommate they would want to move in to ease financial burdens.So, yes, this does mean you’re going to have to pick those towels up off the bathroom floor and eat and cook alone.Remember – things you owned before you got together or bought for yourself – they’re still yours.
If we sound intense, it's because we were forced to be.
Don’t ask questions you would rather not want the answer to!
If you are being picked up for a date, meet them beyond the front door. Treat the bathroom as if you are living with a stranger, make sure you lock the door so as not to accidentally walk in on them.
It creates an atmosphere of false intimacy and expectations.
Make separate spaces in the fridge and cupboards for groceries.
Our other roommate was hosting her birthday party in the living room. We never fussed over who would spend the night at whose apartment. We'd play house, cooking for each other and watching movies on the couch.