While living with a roommate can save you a good chunk of cash, it can definitely drain your mental bank. Even those who've officially entered the grown-up world can be subjected to a mooch, slob, or worse
To help you keep your sanity and a roof over your head, we've put together the ultimate roommate-survival guide, complete with expert tips from counseling and mental-health pro Michelle Heyden
, MAAT, LCPC.
"Conflict arises when boundaries are crossed, not communicated, or incompatible, explains Heyden. "It's a natural part of relationships and does not have to be stressful or traumatic. We hear that! So, until you choose to live solo, may you live in perfect harmony, dear reader.