14 Lessons ‘Friends’ Taught Us About Living With Roommates

For many of us, Friends was our first exposure to what it would be like to live with other people. As much as we would have loved to live with Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler and Ross, the show ended up giving us several valuable lessons about living with roommates. From college to your first apartment, here are 14 important lessons from Friends.

1. It’s a bad idea to fight over Jean-Claude Van Damme.
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2. Always wear oven mitts.
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3. Everyone is not a morning person.
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4. When moving in, always PIVOT!
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5. It’s okay to relax at the end of the day with a cold beer…while you wear a wedding dress.
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6. Fighting is completely natural when you love each other.
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7. It’s okay to get a little silly together.
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8. Sometimes, people will think you’re a couple and that’s okay.
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9. Paying bills is a team effort.
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10. So is taking out the trash.
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11. Always try to boost your roommate’s self-esteem.
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12. Be sure to have a game plan for your weird, yet awesome ideas.
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13. Try to keep your roommate grounded.
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14. And always greet your roommate with a hug when you come home.
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