I’ve been living with a guy I’ve known for 10 years (we’re both straight) and sometimes he’s a cool guy. Sometimes he’s an absolute ass. We’ve been roommates for almost 2 years and it’s starting to really get to me.
A friend through a former job saw me at a house-warming and suggested (in passing) that I let him know if I was ever looking for a place. My roommate is also trying to find “us” a new place, but I really don’t want to live with him anymore.
The other guy and I played poker the other night and brought up the whole roommate situation. He owns his place and would like to have a friend around, not to mention splitting the bills. He and I are much more alike than my passive-aggressive pedophile liar roommate. So, I choose to move in to his place, especially since it’s less than half the distance between my current place and work.
My dilemna is that I would feel bad about making my current roommate find someone else to room with him (he has few friends if any). Granted, he has looked into getting a place all on his own, before even talking to me about moving. Most of that is talk though. Even though he’s been inconsiderate, I don’t feel it’s appropriate to act in kind.
I guess I just need a little justification and encouragement in order to make myself better, while at the same time partially ruin his pathetic life. I wish there were another way.
More background info about his misdeeds can be found here.
If he’s been such a loser/jackass/asshole/creep/prick why do I feel like the bastard for trying to make things better?