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Old 12-10-2013, 04:09 PM
 
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You should have said; You're right roomy! I'll pay 100% of the rent, and your room will make a great office!

Of course, this is if the relationship was entirely platonic. If not, then how badly you wanted to protect that relationship is completely subjective and cannot be answered by anyone but you.

In a nonplatonic relationship, I think the respective benefits of consortium (or at lest of cohabitation) should be considered, so I would probably expect that I should pay more.
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:11 PM
 
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Depends. Were you boffing your room mate? Was there a close relationship?

Im married, I make a lot more then the wife, should we split the bills 50/50, or should we pool our money?

um...BOFL
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:07 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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In a nonplatonic relationship, I think the respective benefits of consortium (or at lest of cohabitation) should be considered, so I would probably expect that I should pay more.
This is where your logic goes adrift. If two people share the rent, it has nothing to do with income. It is equal responsibility for equal benefit. Unless of course, you have the big bedroom with a private bath.

Income has no bearing on the cost for an equal benefit.

BTW, you've contradicted yourself in two different posts, and we are barely on the second page.
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:07 AM
 
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In a nonplatonic relationship, I think the respective benefits of consortium (or at lest of cohabitation) should be considered, so I would probably expect that I should pay more.
So you think because I chose to go to school and work while she partied she should get the same benefit as me while I pay more.
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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When I was in college I lived with a friend and we split the rent and bills 50/50. I went to school and worked. She worked but partied on her days off. When I graduated I got a job that paid more. She said, you should pay more of the rent since you make more. Do you think I should have paid more?
How about you pay as you agreed.
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:13 AM
 
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How about you pay as you agreed.
Well, thank you very much, Judge Judy!
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:14 AM
 
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How about you pay as you agreed.
Yep, we both agreed to split the bills 5050 until she found out that after I graduated I made more money. That's when she said that I should pay more because I made more.

If that's how people see it maybe instead of trying to improve our skills so we can have a better life and people think we should pay their share if we do make better money, maybe we should all just not bother like them.
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:17 AM
 
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Are you still roommates?
Are you out of college now?
Are you a mature adult?
If you answered yes to one or more of the questions what does it matter if it is in the past?
If you are even thinking about something that happened in college you are letting this
incident intrude on your current real life, let it go and move on already.
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:18 AM
 
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When I was in college I lived with a friend and we split the rent and bills 50/50. I went to school and worked. She worked but partied on her days off. When I graduated I got a job that paid more. She said, you should pay more of the rent since you make more. Do you think I should have paid more?
Why are you asking such a ridiculous question on here?
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Yep, we both agreed to split the bills 5050 until she found out that after I graduated I made more money. That's when she said that I should pay more because I made more.
She asked for money after you had graduated and moved out, and was not paying rent anymore? The rent had already been paid to the landlord, as per agreement, and she asked for money from you? I find that hard to believe, but if it is true, just tell her you already paid what you owed, and you never owed anything to her, you owed to the landlord. You pay what you owe. If you owe rent, you pay rent, if you owe taxes, you pay taxes. Why is this so complicated?

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It's not how people see it. I've never heard of anything even remotely similar.
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