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When Your Roommate Goes from Sweetheart to Ex

By February 14, 2013

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In anticipation of Valentine's Day, Rent.com surveyed 1,000 U.S. renters to find out how many have experienced breakups while rooming with their significant other, and how those renters handled such an undesirable situation.

According to the survey, 38% of renters claim to have been in this situation. Of them, 62% remained living with their ex for a month or longer, even as long as a year. In addition, the survey revealed that:

For more information, see this helpful infographic.

Have you broken up with a boyfriend or girlfriend while living together in an apartment? How long did it take until one of you moved out? What advice would you offer other renters who are considering sharing an apartment with a significant other?

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