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12 February 2011 @ 11:54 pm
Two of my housemates just broke up.

They've been dating since first year.

She's staying with some friends at nights and will be coming back during the days; I feel terrible for her. (She doesn't want to hear his...evening affairs with other women.)

Life is about to get awkward.


Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.
[Lord Byron]
albalark: rainbow umbrellaalbalark on February 13th, 2011 01:02 am (UTC)
My sympathies, my friend. That is a really awkward situation to be in. Will you be able to find another roomie if one of them decides to move out?
Kiwi Crocus: Women || Blue butterfly.cranky__crocus on February 23rd, 2011 10:41 pm (UTC)
It looks as though the one who has temporarily moved out is still waiting to be civil with the one still here - but it hasn't happened yet. So she still intends to live here again eventually, I think. Otherwise we'd be a bit stuffed. We already had to find one random housemate at the beginning of the year!
lash_laruelash_larue on February 13th, 2011 01:10 am (UTC)
Take a vote and send him on his way if you can. Of course he has the option of terminating the relationship, but it does seem a bit tacky under the circumstances.

At the least she needs to be resolved of financial obligation, it is patently unfair for her to have to pay to listen.

The Cartman solution is indicated, I believe.
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Spoon it up.cranky__crocus on February 23rd, 2011 10:44 pm (UTC)
If we vote him out, we have to pay lots more money - and none of us has more money. Plus, he's not terrible; we do actually like him. We've known him since first year as well. And it's actually nice to have someone who is a bit open about how he's feeling (in acknowledging that he's heartbroken/sad/not doing well) in a reasonably light-hearted way rather than not acknowledging anything. (Lora has a habit of speaking in a higher-pitched quiet voice and saying things like "oh, no, nothing's wrong" "I'm doing fine!" "no, everything is good" when it's very clear that none of those are true.)

We unfortunately can't afford to absolve her of financial obligation - it was the whole reason we had to pick up Dimitri as a housemate even though we would have preferred having an extra room. She's still housing her animals and stuff here and coming back to cook and shower and hang out when he's not around. Wish we could let her not pay rent for a while!
lash_laruelash_larue on February 23rd, 2011 11:06 pm (UTC)
Ahh, I guess it's just one of those things then. Life do suck on occasion. It will fade in time, I'm sure.
Kellyddagent on February 13th, 2011 10:36 am (UTC)
Oh dear, that is not a good situation to be in. :S Sorry hon
CaroRulescarorules on February 13th, 2011 05:46 pm (UTC)
Seems like it will be awkward.. try not to get in the middle of it and offer your support if needed. *hug*