Getting on with the neighbours.

@millie02 (6909)
United Kingdom
April 3, 2016 4:14am CST
A friend of mine has just moved house because she did not get on with her neighbours. From what she was saying, I do not think the neighbours were really bad, it was just that she did not have much in common with them. She is a lot older than most of her neighbours and I think that this was why she did not get on with them. She said that they would all spend hours talking about their children and she could not join in the conversation because she does not have any children. Now she has managed to get a house exchange to an area where the people are more her own age.
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• United States
3 Apr 16
That is a really odd thing to do. I believe that neighbors can be a valuable asset and friend but to move house just to get away from them? I suppose to each their own and as long as she is happy. I couldn't imagine doing that myself, however. Your terminology confuses me though, "house exchange" is she in some sort of assisted income situation?
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@millie02 (6909)
• United Kingdom
3 Apr 16
House Exchange is when the housing association allow people who rent their homes to swop their house with another tenant.
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• United States
3 Apr 16
@millie02 Oh okay. I don't believe we have there in the States.
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@millie02 (6909)
• United Kingdom
3 Apr 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum They have been doing it for some time in the UK, it has always been popular.
@vhpsandi (360)
• Mumbai, India
3 Apr 16
I think people respond to us like a mirror. So the more friendly we are automatically they tend to respond in same manner. Smile at someone and they smile back not frown. There are times when some people are really reserved but then they are very few and can be counted on fingertips. So I think it would have been better to have stayed back and tried to make friends with the first neighbours for two reasons 1) Since they were younger, they could be of assistance to her in times of emergencies. 2) They would love to get her, share her experience in all areas of life from child raring to food to travel to saving,just name it. At least I would, that's why this is how I see it.
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@millie02 (6909)
• United Kingdom
4 Apr 16
I suppose it is better to mix with people of all ages. We can all learn from each other.
@Ronrybs (7283)
• London, England
3 Apr 16
Lets hope she has more in common, but some people are just determined not to fit in
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@millie02 (6909)
• United Kingdom
3 Apr 16
She is normally quite a social person , but some people do find it difficult to mix with others.
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@toniganzon (48198)
• Philippines
3 Apr 16
That's great that she found a new neighbourhood she can really interact with.
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@millie02 (6909)
• United Kingdom
3 Apr 16
I think she should fit in well with the people who live there.
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@marlina (70238)
• Canada
3 Apr 16
She will be happier over there I am sure.
@Morleyhunt (19191)
• Canada
3 Apr 16
Often our neighbours respond us in reaction to how we interact with them