How to Maintain One's Privacy When Living With Roommates

How to Maintain One's Privacy When Living With Roommates

  • It can be challenging to have some privacy when living with one or more people in the same house or room
  • People begin to seek their private space right from adolescence to have interrupted time alone without disturbance
  • Privacy is also a way to maintain a healthy distance between roommates to avoid friction and tension

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Having a roommate with whom one can share many exciting experiences can be fun. However, maintaining a healthy boundary will prevent roommates from fighting over the most common issues. In this article, highlights how people can maintain their privacy even when they share the same space with others.

A man eavesdropped on his roommate's conversation with guests
A man eavesdropped on his roommate's conversation with guests. Photo credit: Getty Images. Source: Getty Images
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Respect Obvious Boundaries

It is vital to keep your space. Sometimes, one's belongings may spill over to the other side belonging to the roommate. Try as much as possible to keep your possessions at a location that is a part of your domain.

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Always Ask Before Taking

It is courteous to ask your roommate before taking things that belong to them. One of the most common reasons roommates fight is because one party used the other's item without permission. When you ask permission, it lets your roommate know you respect them and their things.

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Consider Your Roommate When Having Guests

It is polite to let your roommate know that you will be having guests over. However, having unexpected visitors may cause your roommate to feel uncomfortable even in their own house and interrupt whatever they were doing before.

Avoid this by telling your roommate about your intention to have visitors drop by, making sure they are okay with it and making sure the timing works properly for them too.

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Exclusive Photos of Adomi Bridge Pop Up During Its Construction in 1956

In an earlier article, wrote about how an architect shared rare photos of the construction of the Adomi Bridge in 1956. The Adomi Bridge in Ghana is one of Ghana's most famous landmarks that people often visit to take pictures.

The bridge was opened in 1957, so most people did not see when construction began for this magnificent suspension bridge. For this reason, many are excited to see rare photos that show the Adomi Bridge under construction.

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