Whether you’re accustomed to the luxury of your own room or you’ve been boarding with siblings or peers all your life, sharing a cramped living space in college is sure to throw you some curveballs. Though there’s no lack of literature on the ups and downs of roommate life, it’s possible that Netflix’s (absolutely stellar) series “Grace and Frankie” tells it best. Here are 11 times that the show got it right when it comes to the struggles and blessings of having an in-house best friend.
When your roommate hints at even the slightest emotional problem and you jump on the case:
When you auto-pilot into your room with complete disregard for the sock on your door handle:
When your roommate is your most effective method of quality control before a night out:
When you take it upon yourself to make sure that all of your roommate’s potential flings are worthy:
And after you approve, you’ll never let your roommate get away without knowing exactly how everything went down:
When you get to know all of each other’s weird quirks and preferences:
When your roommate attempts to hide emotional problems from you because they know you’ll react like this whether they like it or not:
Once you get comfortable around each other, your roommate really never knows what they’re going to witness upon opening your door:
When your roommate is one of the only people you can trust to tell it like it is:
When your roommate steps out while their friend is hanging in your room:
When you and your roommate experience all the highs and lows of college life together, one thing’s for sure:
Contact Jackie O’Neil at jroneil ‘at’ stanford.edu.