Let’s take a look at Mel’s story of roommate woes and see if she was at fault in this situation.
Moving in Together
Back in 2018, Mel decided to move in with a girl she knew from school. They both worked at a fast-food joint and during a conversation about finding their own places, Mel suggested they get one together.
Bills and Transportation
The idea was well-received, and they found a place close to their workplace since Mel had a car and a license while her roommate didn’t. Mel would drive them both to work or pick her up when she closed, ensuring her safety.
Her Roommate Insisted
When it came to bills, Mel took care of the internet while her roommate handled the water and electricity.
However, the roommate insisted on being in charge of paying the internet bill, so Mel provided her with the necessary information and would give her half of the payment.
Mel’s Higher-Paying Job
After a while, Mel decided to pursue a higher-paying job at a factory. She informed her roommate, who then asked if Mel would transport her to work as well if she applied and got hired.
The Roommate Applied and Got the Job
Mel agreed, on the condition that her roommate chipped in for gas expenses, which amounted to around $10 per day, four to six days a week, depending on overtime. The roommate applied and got the job.
Unleashing Her Anger
However, as time went on, Mel started experiencing issues with her roommate.
She Was Blaming Her
Whenever something went wrong, the roommate would unleash her anger on Mel, blaming her for everything. Late bills were somehow Mel’s fault, even if she had given her roommate the money before the due date.
Messy Apartment and Ignoring Her Cleaning Responsibilities
The roommate would also blame Mel if the apartment was messy, even after Mel had cleaned it the day before, especially when the roommate invited people over and neglected to clean up after them!
Furthermore, if the roommate couldn’t reach Mel on her phone due to technical issues, she accused Mel of intentionally ignoring or blocking her, even though Mel never did that.
The roommate even barged into Mel’s room to yell at her!
Exploiting Mel’s Generosity
On top of all this, the roommate would use up all the cat litter and food Mel bought for her own cat and then complain if Mel didn’t buy more!
$5 for Gas Expenses?!
And despite driving her roommate to work for three months, Mel received a meager $5 for gas expenses.
Her Roommate’s Lack of Contribution
And if Mel couldn’t afford to go out and do things, the roommate would tell her to manage her budget better, oblivious to the fact that most of Mel’s money went toward transportation. What a joke!
A Swift Departure
One day, Mel discussed her situation with her sister, who advised her to leave as soon as possible. Acting swiftly, her sister and brother helped Mel move out within two hours.
A Confrontation With the Roommate
When Mel left, her ex-roommate attempted to call her, but couldn’t get through, leading to a heated confrontation in front of Mel’s sister.
She Finally Refused and Left
The roommate then asked if Mel would continue to drive her to work. Mel refused and left.
Cut Out Toxicity!
Sometimes, cutting toxic people out of our lives is necessary for our own well-being and happiness.
Prioritizing Mental Health
It is important to prioritize our own mental and emotional health and surround ourselves with people who treat us with respect and kindness.
Mel made the right decision here. Hopefully, her roommate comes to understand that it was for the best, too.
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