Questions tagged [neighbors]

Use this tag for questions where the primary interactions are between neighbors. Common scenarios involve setting boundaries and resolving conflicts.

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Neighbors have loud doorstep exchanges in middle of the night

I have never met my neighbors, but I have been woken up by them many times as they talk loudly at their doorstep, laughing, sometimes a dog barking with them, usually around 2 AM. My house is a bit ...
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When should I tell others that I'm divorced/separated? [closed]

While at the moment I am technically still married, I have been separated from my ex for eight months or so, with divorce pending. In certain situations, I find myself unsure of when/if to tell ...
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Refusing food from a neighbour?

I have a very good relationship with my neighbour. She sent us dishes but none of my family member likes her dishes including me. I do not wanna say to her that "please do not send us dishes" but I ...
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Neighbours yelled at my wife for “telling their kids off” [closed]

In what has become an extension to Neighbor unhappy with the fact I asked his kids to return our toys My wife has just called me in tears because two of my neighbours felt it appropriate to yell at ...
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Aggressive, cursing, unpredictable neighbor causing fear in community [closed]

I live in a small, quiet, and friendly apartment complex in a nice and fairly crime-free area of town. Recently, a middle-aged man moved into a unit near mine, living with his father, and has been ...
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How to deal with neighbor with vendetta [closed]

We've lived in our house for 11 years. The house to the south of us is a small rental bungalow while we live in a 3 bedroom obviously family home. Shortly after the newest renter moved in, we got a ...
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Accepted receipt of ‘deepest sympathy’ flowers for neighbour

I recently accepted receipt of some flowers for a neighbour who wasn’t home. We don’t know the neighbour at all (even to say hi on the street). The flowers are clearly for a death in their family. ...
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How to ask neighbors if they are bothered by someone's dog barking?

I live in a shared house and the landlord's dog barks frequently. This disturbs me day and night. I was very direct with the landlord and told them the barking is interfering with my ability to do ...
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Telling my neighbors to not blow his weedy lawn clippings onto my newly mowed lawn [closed]

I have new neighbors who are apparently not well versed in mowing their lawn, or neighborly manners. When they first moved in, they did not have a working mower, only a very old push mower. After ...
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How can I get my neighbor to stop disturbing me overnight? [closed]

I've been living at my apartment for a year now. Ever since we moved here, we've been having problems with our upstairs neighbor. We've tried lots of things to accommodate her; for instance, when she ...
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how to speak to neighbors that you know are not going to be open to any conversation? [closed]

I moved into a ground floor apartment a little over a year ago. No long after two young men moved in above me. Within the first week I was constantly being awoken by loud stomping, heavy items being ...
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Would it be appropriate to tell my neighbor's kids to quiet down when their parents are not at home? [closed]

For the past ten years, I have been living next door to a family with four kids and both of the parents work. They usually get home from work around 6:00pm on the weekdays. Their four kids are latch-...
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I'm worried my neighbour drinks alcohol while driving, should I confront him? [closed]

I live in a condo and park next to my neighbour in the lot. On multiple occasions as I've gotten out of my car, I've noticed an open can of beer or cider in the the front cupholder of his vehicle. ...
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Convincing Neighbors to Train Barking Dogs [closed]

Common problem, about 5 months ago I moved into a new house with next door neighbors that have a loud barking dog (actually 2 dogs ones older though not as much of a problem). So here's the breakdown ...
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How do I reduce noise in a co-working space? [closed]

I work in a co-working space, and one of the other workers talks a lot, which is distracting and aggravating. What is the usual way to solve this problem? Should I directly ask him to use a meeting ...
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What is the typical expectation for a gift to a male neighbour on his 60th birthday? [closed]

Apologies if it's a silly question but I am from a different country and therefore culture and so would be keen to learn about British gifts etiquette if there is one. In particular, a nice middle-...
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How to deal with a noisy neighbor you're on friendly terms with?

We have a neighbor right next to our house with whom we maintain friendly terms. Whenever we see each other we exchange greetings from a distance. The walls of our master bedrooms are right next to ...
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How can I ask my neighbors - so that I will have an honest answer - who is the owner of this trespassing cat?

I know that this matter is not strictly "interPERSONAL", but that's the problem -- I know there's a cat but I don't know who the owner is. All I know is, the home owner association I live under is ...
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Someone else using my cooler without my permission

This might be very intuitive for someone to suggest me to ask him to put it back. But please hold on. I live in a hostel and changed room to the next room which had a cooler already (owned by my new ...
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How to ask a difficult neighbor not to play ball in front of house [closed]

My problem is with my next door neighbor. His grandson (approximately 5 years old) lives with him part time and they have started setting up one or two nets on the sidewalk and kicking a hard ball. ...
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How to deal with my crazy neighbor? [closed]

I'm asking you for help today to help my girlfriend. Context: she moved 6 months ago to an apartment. The price is reasonable and the location too. Very quickly, she noticed a problem: her adjoining ...
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My new neighbours have very nicely requested something that I find unreasonable, how should I proceed? [closed]

Background: We recently moved to a new neighborhood and it's rather dark at night (not many street lights). Most neighbors leave outside house lights on at night. Issue: About a month after we ...
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How do I ask my neighbors when I can play a musical instrument? [closed]

I just moved into a new place. I want to continue practicing drums, but I know I should discuss this with my neighbors first. COVID makes this more difficult because it rules out just knocking on ...
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How to handle a social media response that is factually wrong [closed]

On the Nextdoor website, (a platform for physical neighbors,) I posted on a discussion requesting recommendations for a company to widen their driveway. I saw some contractors promote themselves ...

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