My roommate’s girlfriend has been spending the night frequently over the last couple of months.
She doesn’t pay any rent and has a place of her own, but they still spend all of their time at our place.
My roommate and I got into an argument last weekend, because Jackie has been adjusting the indoor temperatures every time she comes to visit. My roommate gave her a key to the apartment. I was very unhappy, but I didn’t want to cause a problem. Every time she comes to the house, she changes the temperature on the thermostat. My roommate and I usually keep the temperature at 72 degrees. Every time I come back to the house and Jackie is there, the thermostat is set at 67 or 68 degrees. I finally had enough last weekend, when the electric bill came in the mail. It was almost $100 higher than normal and I refused to pay the extra portion. I told my roommate it was due to his girlfriend and I suggested she pay the extra charges. The guy got very upset and angry and he stormed out of the house. He didn’t come back until the next day. I haven’t seen his girlfriend in a while and we haven’t talked about the electric bill since the argument. At this point, I really have no idea what the guy is thinking. This is the first time we have argued and had a disagreement. I honestly think we might need to separate and find other accommodations, but I hope we can work it out.