How do you create (because I’m pretty sure “emerge” isn’t the right word) a positive and harmonious living arrangement these days? I’m talking about my own apartment. I have one flatmate moving out (Ben), and a cousin who might be moving in (Ryan). Another flatmate (Aaron) who has a lot going on right now, making the future quite unpredictable.

I’m not really going to go into details, but the over all question is how can one organize the compromises that must happen in order to make for a happy cohabitation among friends? And how does one do this without losing the friends or one’s own sanity? I’ll be struggling with this one.