5 Problems You Face As Woman Living In A ‘Frat House’ And How To Make It Better
Start writing a post
Relationships

5 Problems You Face As Woman Living In A ‘Frat House’ And How To Make It Better

Being in your 20s and living with all guys can be a struggle, but it doesn't have to be.

629
5 Problems You Face As Woman Living In A ‘Frat House’ And How To Make It Better
Tranmautritam

As a woman living with 3 other guys I wanted to give some tips to other people living in male dominated homes. It can be awkward or annoying to talk about some things with your roommates, but hopefully one of these 5 problems and potential fixes give you some ideas and help lead you to compromise.

1. The toilet seat battle — It is up or down?

There’s no ‘winning’ the battle of the toilet seat. One side seems to always lose. However, if you live in a household with a dog who likes to drink out of the toilet, you know there's a third option! Compromise — Leave the lid down. In doing so, both everyone is compromising and helping to keep those toilet germs out of the air.

2. Going braless — This can be a really awkward step for any roommates, especially for women who are blessed with a busty chest.

Find whatever works for your situation. Unfortunately, there is no ‘talking point’ to this situation. Personally, I live with my boyfriend, his brother, and our friend from high school and I’ve gotten comfortable enough to go braless. Each person is different so there is nothing wrong with you if you aren’t comfortable with it.

3. Night owls VS morning people — The everlasting battle of those who love the night and those who crave the early morning sunshine.

This is something my household struggles with. I’m a morning person, my roommates are night owls. This is EXTREMELY hard for me because I’m most productive during the hours of 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and I also don’t want to be disrespectful to my roommates who are sleeping during this time. I’ve found that having a common rule of quiet time and respect goes a long way. So watching TV and some quiet tasks are fine, but please don’t blend any smoothies while your roomies are sleeping.

4. TV time — when your roommates love action movies and you just wanna binge on chick flicks...

Stemming from the TV in #3, it can be hard when the genders collide and wanna pick something to watch on a Saturday afternoon. A quick fix for this issue is to flip a coin. If you want to get some brownie points with your roomies, try letting them chose something for everyone to watch.

5. Cleaning — how clean is clean enough?

This is tricky because usually women are noted as more clean than men (not the case in my house). However, regardless of who is doing the cleaning, everyone has their own versions of what clean is. How do you fold the towels? How many times do the floors have to be vacuumed? Setting boundaries and 'chores' for everyone to be in charge of takes a step towards a happy home. In the scheme of things, it’s not a big deal and learning to let it go is a huge part of life.

My tip for every issue in your home - talk it out and let it go. Guys are girls living together can be easy and enjoyable. If something really is an issue for you, bring it up to your roomies and keep an open platform for everyone to voice their opinions. Once you guys talk it out, let it go. Having a positive relationship with your roomies is more important than making smoothies while they’re sleeping and watching The Notebook all the time.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

'Hotel Transylvania: Transformania' Film Review

Solid animation can't raise the newest entry in Sony's colorful monster series beyond the basics

38292
'Hotel Transylvania: Transformania' Film Review
Photo Credit: Amazon Prime Video – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6suJohjIvfo

I take a slight issue with the idea that Adam Sandler didn’t have a good dramatic role until ‘Uncut Gems,’ what about ‘Hotel Transylvania’ (he says semi-seriously)?’

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

4 Common Reasons Couples Get Divorced

Are some people just not meant to be together? Is there any way to prevent an impending divorce?

73094
4 Common Reasons Couples Get Divorced

We've all heard the statistics. Roughly 50% of married couples eventually end up divorced. This can lead to complications, problems with your children, financial issues, and no small amount of negative emotions.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

​Pets are Good for the Soul

Millions of Americans have found comfort in pet ownership. The media has been awash with stories about a surge in pet ownership, as Americans have taken advantage of the ability of pets to improve emotional well-being.

72847
Good for the Soul
Pets are Good for the Soul

America is going through a mental health crisis. This crisis predates the global pandemic, but has in many ways been dramatically exacerbated by it. In 2019, 19.86% of adults, or 50 million Americans, reported suffering from a mental illness. The emotional toll of the pandemic has been heavy, with over half of U.S. adults saying that they have experienced stress and worry related to Covid-19. Anxieties over work, uncertainty about the future and other triggers have intensified the mental health crisis. Millions of Americans have found comfort in pet ownership. The media has been awash with stories about a surge in pet ownership, as Americans have taken advantage of the ability of pets to improve emotional well-being.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

How Your Sleep Position Affects Your Health?

You changed into your pajamas, turn off the lights, and get yourself ready to sleep. How do you prefer to sleep, on the back, on your side, or on your tummy? Although there’s no scientific result that sleeping position affects your back, here are some interesting facts that have been discovered.

179528
Sleep Position

You changed into your pajamas, turn off the lights, and get yourself ready to sleep. How do you prefer to sleep, on the back, on your side, or on your tummy? Although there’s no scientific result that sleeping position affects your back, here are some interesting facts that have been discovered.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

How to Throw the Ultimate Winter Bash

As the year starts to come to an end, make sure you find the time to have some fun as well.

123251
Ultimate Winter Bash

As the year starts to come to an end, make sure you find the time to have some fun as well.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments