Throughout our lives, we have a lot of roommates. And it takes a lot to find a good one. But when you do, the bond between you is inseparable.

1. They’re there every morning when you wake up.

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Depending on how you’re feeling that day, that is either deeply disturbing or extremely heartwarming.

 

2. They know how you take your coffee.

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They can see when you need to have it, too.

 

3. They know what you spend your money on

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Whenever I’m buying too many things from Amazon, all I need sometimes is a judging look from my roommate.

 

4. They know your schedule and, more importantly, they know when you’re playing hooky.

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She knows when I’m working (or should be), and this usually guilts me into getting it together.

 

5. They know exactly what you love to eat.

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And when you eat it, which is why I stopped eating Lucky Charms before bed and yoga class.

 

6. They know your vices, which isn’t always a good thing!

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For example, my roommate knows I never say no to Lucky Charms.

 

7. They know what Netflix shows you’ve been watching.

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When you share a TV, they have access to everything you watch on Netflix. I was shocked to find We Bares Bears on my 21-year-old roommate’s history (sorry Amber, didn’t mean to expose you).

 

8. They know when you’re having a good day.

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They will also help you celebrate, which is definitely the best part.

 

9. And they know when you’re having a bad day.

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When you’re having a bad day, sometimes all you need is for someone to acknowledge it.

 

10. They know that you poop.

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Look, I didn’t really understand intimacy until I found out my roommate knows when I poop and neither one of us cared.

 

11. You get scared at potential intruders together.

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I don’t know, there’s just something about living in a city as two young women. It’s a bonding experience.

 

12. They know how many clothes you own.

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13. They remind you that you need to call your mother.

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Sometimes my roommate and I call our moms at the same time.

 

14. But sometimes, shit happens: you’ve fought over where to put your furniture.

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It might just be me, but the bickering and passive-aggressiveness feel like a precursor to married life.

 

15. They know your very strange habits.

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I don’t think I’ve ever finished a cup of coffee in my life. I always leave a little swallow. And the only person who knows that is my roommate.

 

16. They know your very bad habits, too.

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Its been too long since laundry day and my roommate is definitely judging me.

 

17. They get on your nerves when you see them too much.

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But honestly, it’s so nice to come home to one person. Consistently.

 

18. They support you, in their own special way.

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Whether you want them to or not.

 

19. They’re there every night when you go to sleep.

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Until they’re not, and you’re all alone, and can’t go to sleep because there might be someone in your home.


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Jordan Moldenhauer

By Jordan Moldenhauer

Editorial Fellow