My daughter has been away at college for six weeks now (she's a freshman). She's 2,000 plus miles away and I miss her terribly. The one thing that was making it better for me was knowing she was happy. Well, today I talked to her and she was very stressed. She's sharing a dorm room with three other girls. They all have beds and their closets in one room and have a small attached room for their desks and a "kitchenette". They also share a bathroom. From what my daughter is telling me, two of the girls are complete slobs and aren't cleaning anything or cleaning up after themselves. She went home for the weekend with the roommate that she's closest to. When they came back today, dirty dishes were stacked in the sink. One bowl had black mold growing in it. She said that she and her tidy roommate have asked for the others to clean their dishes right away but it's not happening. So, she's cleaning up and trying to just let it go to avoid a confrontation. I told her that I didn't think it was good to let it go because eventually the frustration she's feeling would build up. I suggested that she either write a note and nicely remind them to clean their dishes after they use them or talk to them again and let them know just how much the dirty dishes are stressing her out. I hope this was good advice. Any other suggestions? I realize that working out these situations is part of growing up and learning to live with people but I wish she wasn't dealing with this right now. She has to have a 3.5 to be in her program and already has enough to deal with at the moment. She actually likes all her roommates despite the two being inconsiderate and messy so I hope they resolve this soon so she can concentrate on her studies.