so i'm having some issues with my roommates. i live with my partner, who is a very nice, sweet, and caring individual---but he's barely working any hours and i ended up paying for his share of the rent this month--which was four hundred bucks, well out of my budget if i plan on saving any money. also, i've been paying for his food bills as well--groceries and dining. i've been working my butt off for this money and it's going down the drain, i'm afraid it won't pay off and i'm trying to help him be motivated to find a job--or at least give in and sign up for unemploymet. alas, he doesn't seem to be motivated enough. i almost feel like finding a place to live alone would be a better alternative than trying to make this work, however, i'd kind of be leaving him in the dust if i were to do this. the big thing is that i don't think he'd have hard feelings about it. my other roommate is a graduate student, and our friendship has weakened since living under the same roof. he doesn't clean up after himself, does not do the dishes, and scrambles his stuff all over the place. not only that, but he has a bad attitude about cleanliness among other things. he doesn't think a clean house is possible and doesn't feel like it's necessary to put the labor into doing it. however, the fact is that the house is a pigsty and it stresses me out that when i make it clean, it's dirty in a matter of days with no fault of my own. i feel like i'd be able to better consolidate my cash if i lived elsewhere, and wouldn't be so friggin' stressed. * update: i just looked at an apartment to live in, it's very cozy and private--however, the landlord was stiff and old and nosy. my partner is actually very sweet, he's a good roommate--just having employment issues. i think the decision is made that we'll live in this apartment together and rent will be very managable, and it'll be easy to keep the place clean.