When you first enroll in college, some universities require that you must live on campus if you are classified as an undergraduate student. Never do you think that going into this that you could be dealing with a person who you may have to end beef with. One of those universities is Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU).
Before arriving on campus, they give you the contact information of your college roommate. In college, roommate issues are common, but sometimes, if you are lucky enough, you will make an unexpected friend.
Georgetown University’s research last year reported that it is likely for one in three college students to have roommate issues. Most roommate issues are easily resolved, but if not, these issues grow and get out of hand. Here are 5 ways to end the beef with your roomie.
Direct Conversation To End The Beef
Mayah Thomas, a Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University student, mentions she ran into minor issues that escalated into something more. Her roommate would bring extra guests and post their in-house discussions on social media.
In this case, the first way to confront the beef with your roommate for Thomas was a direct conversation through text without confrontation. So, Thomas did just this. She texted her roommate about the boy staying inside their dorm while neither of them was present, and how he made her uncomfortable in her living space.
Thomas stated, “If you are having an issue with your roommate, you should address the situation immediately to prevent further damage by just letting them know how you feel, and then that should end the beef.”
When you live in a household with someone, you have to maintain trust between each other and a good relationship, especially when you do not know your roommate. “The second way to end the beef could be to heighten security where you live as a preventative measure,” said Dewayne Gosha.