Conflict Resolution

You’ve made it! You are out of the house, now you don’t have to deal with living withparents, guardians, siblings, distant relatives or unwanted pets. Instead, you get to have roommates. Living with roommates can be a wonderful experience. You will have the chance for many fun, connective, exciting, memorable moments. But as with any relationship, challenges with roommates will arise. Whether it’s a difference in lifestyle habits, personal values, or communication styles, it’s important to realize that conflict is normal, and it doesn’t have to be scary. Learning to navigate differences is one of the most crucial life skills you can develop. In other words, you can learn to make those terrifying confrontational conversations about difficult topics less difficult, and enter the space with mutual respect. This resource will provide you a good place to start.

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College life can be hectic, and it can be difficult to keep up with cleaning and maintaining a tidy living space. But with a few simple tips and tricks, you can make cleaning a breeze and keep your room or apartment organized and spotless.

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Personality Differences

You know that one person that you just click with? Do you ever wish you could get closer to being on the same page with people? Understanding differences in personality is not a magic formula for making everyone your best friend, but it can be a helpful tool in learning to better communicate with and fill mutual needs between people.

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Different expectations about noise are a common source of roommate conflict. While these conflicts are expected, there are ways to navigate them in respectful ways.

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Communication Strategies

Conflicts are a natural part of human interaction. Whenever two or more people are in the same environment for a long enough period of time, it is inevitable that conflict will occur. However, the conflict itself is not the problem, but rather how they choose to react and deal with the conflict that can sometimes cause problems.

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There are many available resources at USU that want to help you navigate the conflicts in your life, no matter the circumstance!