Here is the OP's issue:
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The OP explained his roommate stalks him every time he leaves the room to start a conversation:
It has been going on for two years now, and the OP is feeling overwhelmed:
The OP doesn't know how to approach this issue:
He tried to answer him briefly, but his roommate didn't get it:
The OP can't take it anymore:
A Redditor believes his friend is lonely and offers him a few options
Another Redditor agreed and explained their point of view
A Redditor offered him a more cruel option
A Redditor told the OP to talk with his roommate and explain his feelings
The over-ear headphones could help him
Many Redditors agreed that using headphones is a solid option
Living independently is often an ideal many young people aspire to achieve. The freedom it promises is enticing, but the reality, especially when shared with others, is often far from that dream.
Different backgrounds, upbringings, and personal habits can contradict in shared spaces. This Reddit user's experience is an example of such struggles.
While the friendship the OP shares with his roommate is evident in their frequent hangouts, the roommate's inability to recognize the need for personal space is exhausting for the OP. So, Redditors gave him a few suggestions on how to handle the issue without hurting his roommate's feelings.