One of the most common warnings about roommates is that you should never live with your best friend. We envy you if you’re lucky enough to live with your best friends when you first leave home. And if you’re tired of having to clean up other people’s meals, we feel for you. Nothing is worse than living with horrible roommates, as waking up without food or in a devastating apartment quickly becomes boring.
Living with your best friends is entertaining and fun, and close relationships with friends are also good for your health. But whether you’re in roommate hell or heaven, living with best friends reminds us all that it’s worth the move. So without further ado, let’s dive into this blog to discover some of the reasons why you should live with your best friend.
1. Share take-out food and never go out alone
The daily struggle to make something easy to eat is less stressful when you live with friends. Not only can you cook big meals together and save money, but there’s always someone to share an order of pizza with. Who doesn’t love pizza night with friends?
Where you used to struggle to find someone to go with you to last-minute events, your roommates are now automatic dates. They may argue sometimes, but you know they love being your companions deep down. Don’t complain too much if they need a short-term date too.
2. We know each other so well and learn how to communicate.
It can be an advantage to live with someone you’ve known for a long time. You already know who she is, what makes her smile, and what makes her mad. Conflicts are minimal because you know what irritates the other person and how to avoid those behaviors. Let’s be honest: when I come home super stressed, my friend knows exactly what I need (pizza, a blowout, and “RuPaul’s Drag Race”) is a lifesaver.
We’ve been through a few fights, and our friendship has survived. We know how to handle conflict, and we can talk to each other in a way that solves the problem rather than making it worse. We have been through so much at this point that it takes a lot to break our friendship. Learning to communicate with the people you live with is very important, and it’s good to know that I’m living with someone who is handling problems well rather than fanning the flames.
3. Someone to come home to
Nights when you go home alone, shouldn’t be unpleasant. There’s nothing wrong with having a good time and leaving it at that. Living with your best friends is a great way to not feel lonely, because they will come home with you no matter what night you had. Plus, you can swap stories while drunk and eat junk food when you go home.
Perhaps the best part about living with your best friends is that the daily errands become an adventure. Whether you’re going to the store, the gas station, or the fast food joint, you now have a group of passengers to help you holler at the radio. It’s amazing how quickly shopping becomes a game when you live with your best friends.
4. Binge-watching partners
We all love to park ourselves in front of the TV or laptop and spend a few hours watching our favorite show. However, when you live with your best friends, this scene is no longer solitary but almost unbelievable. Even the simplest TV marathon becomes a party when you love your roommates, who certainly won’t judge when it’s time to watch another episode six times in a row.
Just as TV marathons become parties in their own right, playing with friends is much more fun. Even if your roommates can’t tell the difference between an RPG and an MMO, it’s always better to laugh as a group. Plus, you don’t have to spend all your money on consoles and accessories because you can pool your gaming resources with your friends.
5. Spontaneous outings
Last but not least: if you live with your best friends, you will definitely go on at least one spontaneous outing. There may be caveats if you’re trying to plan a road trip, but no one can say no to waking up in a packed car. Throw caution to the wind and jump in; those days of living with your best friends will spawn some of your favorite stories for years to come.
Living with your best friends makes your social life much more convenient. Instead of planning for weeks on end, you suddenly find excuses to have fun once everyone else is home. Spontaneous parties or nights out are a huge perk when you love your roommates and could help you have more fun in life.
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