Relationships and Getting Along With Others

Roommates. Classmates. Friends. Romantic partners. Here are some ways to help you form connections and build healthy, productive relationships.

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Roommate Issues

If you and your roommate are having problems living together, there are many things you can do to improve your relationship — even if you have different cultures and lifestyles. It’s important for everyone to communicate their expectations, respect each other, and realize that this is an opportunity for growth. You may even discover that you have more in common than you think.

The biggest mistake roommates make is not discussing a problem as it develops. If something is bothering you, talk to your roommate about it.

Romantic Relationships

Whether you have a long-distance relationship, you’re dating someone on campus, or you prefer to have casual relationships, balancing a relationship with everything else in your life can be stressful at times. We encourage you to attend a workshop or talk with someone if you need help with relationship issues.


Are you having a conflict with someone? UB partners with the Center for Resolution and Justice to offer a mediation program for students, faculty and staff. Through this service, you can work with a neutral mediator to resolve a dispute or conflict you’re having with someone, whether they’re part of the University community or not.

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Buffalo, NY 14260

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