Even though there are signs that the economy is on the up-tick, things are a long way from being the "fat, dumb and happy" days of prosperity we were used to a couple of years ago. In consequence, a lot of adjustments are being made by a lot of people, not just in their work life, but domestically as well.
People's homes being foreclosed on, people downsizing their lifestyles, parents with boomerang children and even boomerang grandchildren...these things are making strange bunk-mates for a big percentage of the population...and not everyone is used to living in such close quarters. Not everyone knows that there are rules to be established to grant them their personal space, lend a modicum of civility with their relationships and ensure retention of their quality of life.
I'm no expert, but in my short time on this "big blue marble", I've had 4 different room/house-mates and I'm proud to say I'm still on speaking terms with at least 47.3% of them. I have some hints, or rules if you will, to pass along to the rest of you that may just help you in your new situations.
Here's the first "Hint for a Happy Co-Habitation" with Uncle Jeffy and Mike. As always, click the thumbnails to view full size.