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Old 08-17-2011, 01:38 PM
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Has anybody ever been in this situation?

Both our names are on the lease and neither one of us can afford a place on our own. She wants to have a female friend of hers move in and give her our 2nd bedroom and she (the ex) share a room with me.

If Im going to start dating again (which Im trying to now) Id like to have my own bedroom and just have a guy zone where I can be a guy and she can be a girl

Has anybody been in this situation? We have 10 months left on our 12 month lease
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:51 PM
Location: US
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Look for a release clause in your lease and move out under it while getting EVERYTHING in writing.

Been there done that.
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:54 PM
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Yep. Get out now!
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:55 PM
Location: Tucson
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Broken up in the same bed, I take it?
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:02 PM
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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I assume the two of you are splitting the rent now and she moved into the 2nd bedroom? So why don't you move out and have the ex's girlfriend take your place? Your situation of still being under the same roof as the ex is whacky enough without sharing the same bed. Oh, you're in Las Vegas ...
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:26 PM
Location: NW Indiana
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I know two couples who lived together for quite some time after their DIVORCES were final, because neither could afford to live on their own at first. Weird situations. These were not very young couples like you, though, DavieJ, and they were in no hurry to start dating again.

I can't imagine adding another resident to your living situation. First, you should read every word of your lease agreement, because I suspect it says you are not allowed to sublet the apartment, nor to have anyone else living there who is not a party to the lease. If you break the rules, nosey neighbors may be inclined to squeal to the apartment manager.

If your ex's friend is willing to pay half the rent (which I doubt is the case), why not talk to the landlord about letting you out of the agreement and letting the new person in? Perhaps you could work that out.

If there's any way possible for you to move out, without breaking your lease and losing your security deposit, I highly recommend it. Under no circumstances should you allow your ex to share your room with you.

Anyway, why in the world doesn't your ex just share her room with the other girl? I don't get that.

You're in a tough situation, indeed.
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:45 PM
Location: Florida
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Aah....she can share her bedroom with her gf.

You pay half the rent...right? So, you have an equal vote. I would vote...No!
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:53 PM
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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You should look to move out and move on with life. Get a 2nd job, Do whatever it takes. It will be stressful enough as it is and you want to date again naturally. if you meet someone you like they will probably not be receptive to you living with your ex..and another woman to boot.

The Lion needs a new den. Get out and roar, and sharpen those teeth and claws for the hunt. Life stands still for no man (or beast.)

Keep us posted and best of luck OP.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:06 PM
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That is an insane idea, guaranteed to cause 10 months of drama. It also has nearly a 100% likelihood of scaring away any quality girl who would consider dating you. The crazies may stay. Anyone sane will take one look at, "He shares a bedroom with his ex," and run screaming in the opposite direction.

If your ex is wanting to bring this girl in, great. Have her take over your half of the lease and she and your ex can be roommates. They each get a room. Then you move out and find somewhere else to live with a male roommate. Or whatever. But under no circumstances should you think that the scenario you're proposing is going to look appealing to women you're interested in.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:10 PM
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Sounds like your Ex is trying to control you. By you sharing a room or even an apartment it's like if she can't have you, then no one can. Another roommate can take over your part of the lease. There's no reason it has to be you as the roommate, except to play games. If she's not cool with finding a replacement roommate, then she should move out and you should find a roommate.
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