Cupid's Pulse Article: Dating Advice: What to Do When Your Significant Other Fights with Your RoommateCupid's Pulse Article: Dating Advice: What to Do When Your Significant Other Fights with Your Roommate

If your roomie and your partner are constantly at each other’s throats, rest assured that this is a relatively common problem. That doesn’t make it better, but you should know that you aren’t the first to deal with this issue. And, the silver lining is that we can look to others for advice.

In this dating advice post, we’re going to cover what to do when your significant other fights with your roommate.

Have a group chat

If there’s tension in the air, there’s usually a reason. And if you’re willing to be open and honest with each other, a group chat may just solve your problem. Once you can get to the bottom of the issue, it’s often easy to find a solution.

For example, if your partner is mad because your roommate leaves things around and makes a mess, talk about what he or she can do to avoid this. No home should be a war zone, so we all need to do our part to keep the peace. During your discussion, be a mediator of sorts to try to keep everyone calm and focused on finding a resolution.

Talk to each separately

If your girlfriend and your roommate can’t seem to get along no matter what you do, try talking to them separately. At this point, we aren’t hoping for them to become besties. We’re just hoping to sidestep the many daily landmines you’ll encounter. Talk to each of them about avoiding the things they do that cause conflict. And if things are really bad, suggest that they avoid each other at all costs.

Try a setup

If you can’t get to the bottom of why your roommate doesn’t seem to like your girlfriend, there’s a chance it may be jealousy. Your roomie might be jealous that you’re spending more time with your girl and less with him.

If this is the case, consider planning some double dates. And, if your roommate doesn’t have a girlfriend, you may want to subtly drop some men’s dating tips to help the process along.

Plan a fun outing

It’s much easier for tensions to mount when two people are competing for attention in one space. But, if you plan a fun outing with them both, they’ll have an opportunity to get out of their comfort zones and have a little fun together.

Ultimately, your goal is going to be peace in the home. If they end up best friends, even better. With a little effort, you can help your partner and roommate coexist without a problem.