||[Feb. 2nd, 2009|11:09 am]
The Question Club
TL;DR: How do I get my roommate to move to a new apartment with me? Srs/Non-srs, but srs appreciated.|
I love my roommates, and I love my apartment. However, when our lease is up in May, one of them is going her separate way to get an apartment with a different set of friends. My other roommate and I do not want to split up, as we're both picky about who we live with and like each other. I'm trying to convince her to move to a 2 bedroom townhouse 20 minutes from where we are now (the same company owns the townhouse community as owns our apartment complex). The rent is going to be about $300/month cheaper, but we'll have to each pay half instead of a third. It saves us from screening new roommates, though. However, her job is in the town we currently live in, as are her family and friends. Moving to the townhouse, though, would give us more room, and I would be closer to work (I'm currently driving an hour both ways while she's driving two minutes).
ETA: I already presented the idea, very briefly. What I got was "I don't really want to move to Owings Mills because I'll have to drive further to work" which is basically what has triggered the "talk her into it because it's slightly selfish to not take my needs/wants into consideration" mindset as opposed to "discuss it with her".
What would be the best way to present to her the benefits of moving to the townhouse in terms of financial and my personal reasons?
Have you had to deal with a situation like this? What did you do?
Do you like your roommates, or are you praying for the day your lease is up?