Advice for Unpleasant, Unlivable Roommate Situation?

Advice for Unpleasant, Unlivable Roommate Situation?

Janel Laban
Aug 27, 2009

Q: I'm hoping you wonderful people can help me with my irksome roommate problem. I was in a hurry to find a place to live, so I stupidly rushed into a year lease with a roommate I found on Craigslist. After five months, I've come to the conclusion that our relationship is completely untenable. We've tried to set ground rules, but that only goes so far when you just plain dislike each other, and as long as we're living together, I will never be able to relax or feel at home in my apartment. The problem is that our lease specified no subletting, and after explaining the...

...uberunpleasantness of the situation to the landlord, he pretty much gave it the "your problem, not mine" treatment and assured me there was no way he was letting us out of the lease or allowing us to sublet. So AT wizards, any ideas?

Thanks a million!

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