Today, my roommate confided in me that she hadn't been taking showers while at school because she was afraid of being in the shower when the fire alarm goes off. She goes home once every month, and will only shower there. I have to live with her for the rest of the year. FML

by Utterly_Confused / 10/07/2015 at 6:07pm / United States (Pennsylvania) / Miscellaneous

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  • Poor thing, I have similar anxiety about showering in bathrooms with no natural light, or that have extractor fans. When I lived in a flat with a bathroom like that for a year and a half I had to shower with the bathroom door open (luckily I lived alone :P). Maybe suggest she go to the campus health service and see if they have counsellors who could help her with that?

    #1 - On 10/08/2015 at 6:05am by Nysha

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  • For those saying the roommate is gross and disgusting, this is part of an anxiety disorder that she struggles with. I can understand where she's coming from.
    Shame on you for disrespecting a mental health disorder.
    OP only has to put up with a smell of someone who doesn't shower.
    The roommate has to put up with the crippling effects of anxiety.

    #8 - On 10/08/2015 at 6:17am by SnailMail

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