Humor | Parenting

Your Teenage Daughter or the Worst Roommate You’ve Ever Had?

How to tell the difference

Jennifer Haubrich
Published in
3 min readMay 9, 2024


The image features a central illustration of a person looking confused and surrounded by various household and daily life items. These items include a face mask, a showerhead, a coffee mug, a sink full of dishes with a dishwashing brush, a bottle of milk, a laundry basket with a single piece of clothing, a dirty ATM machine, cleaning supplies including a sponge and spray bottle, and a smartphone displaying a chat conversation.
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Do you have a hard time figuring out if the young woman you are cohabitating with is your teenage daughter or just a terrible roommate?

It makes sense. They often have a lot in common…

Their needs