Quarantine with Family, Roommates, and Anything In-Between, Vol.2 😎
House duties are never-ending! Just like a store that needs constant maintenance, your house needs that as well. Buying groceries, cleaning, taking the dog out, etc. are all need to be split between the house tenants.
So sit down together and distribute the work load.
Agree on rules - common room, tv time, shared meals.
You all live together, remember that! You’re not alone in the house, and as such you need to share certain things - you have a shared common room, a kitchen, a TV, a dining table - and you need to be able to use these in synergy. So sit together and agree on rules – who's using what and when. For your family’s well being - decide on having a shared meal once in a while - it will give you time to talk without feeling like you impose a conversation unwillingly.
COMMUNICATION! This is THE MOST important thing EVER. Always be open to hearing things that are not the most pleasant, and feel comfortable telling others what burdens you. This way you’ll give others the opportunity to reflect and even change their behavior, and you’ll be able to know if you should behave differently.
Talk to a professional.
If you tried all these and still haven’t reached nirvana, approach a professional therapist. It’s not a shame to ask for help! The contrary, it shows that you understand your limitations, and consciously decide to act.
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