Over the course of your first month of college you may experience more new changes than you've ever encountered previously in your life. One of these new experiences may be living with a college roommate. For some students this may be the first time that they've had to share a room with someone else which can prove very difficult if you don't establish some ground rules that both of you can follow.
College offers a great opportunity for students to try new things and meet new people. New college students maybe experiencing independence for the first time in their lives which can bring both positive and feelings of anxiety all at the same time. Since this is usually very exciting for most college students, they often don't foresee potential problems that can result when living with another student.
Conflicts may occur when people with different backgrounds and habits don't have the experience dealing with conflict which might end up resulting in one or both of them doing or saying the wrong thing. Since there are ways to handle conflict constructively, it can be very helpful if you are aware of some strategies and techniques that can make a positive difference.