My turn: Sometimes roommates need to shout it out

About two weeks ago I brought up that my house was like the real world, well, the situation just got real this weekend.

Most people have had a roommate in their life, whether it was their sibling growing up, a dorm buddy or whatever the case may be.

You have to be willing to set ground rules, adapt to changes and be willing to compromise. Considering I’ve had about five roommates before I moved into my new place, I sort of know the rundown and the red flags to look for.

It’s a given that at some point there will be conflict but the worst way to go about things is to be passive-aggressive.

This weekend we let it all out. It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it, and let’s just say, it wasn’t my proudest moment.

As kind, as honest, and as mature as I try to be, I learned that even when you don’t put forth intentions to hurt someone, you still can.

But I respect a person who can tell me in that moment rather than holding it in, because the result was a 15-minute screaming match and nobody was a clear winner.

No love lost, the house is still recovering, respect earned and lessons learned.

Christina Calloway writes for Clovis Media Inc. and humor in her spare time. Write her at or on Facebook to make suggestions of what she can do in Portales since she’s new.