Have you ever had to deal with a difficult neighbour?
March 9, 2019 1:56pm CST
It's good to be neighbourly. However, once in awhile it can be a real problem with some neighbours. Have you ever had to deal with a difficult neighbour? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have a few difficult ones over the years. Here is one that became a special problem. Some years back, this woman moved next door to me. She knocked on my door when she moved in and asked to use the phone. After that she came a few times to use the phone. She felt lonely and may have had some mental issues and would often want some company. She would know when I was home and kept wanting to just come in for some company. She had no bad intention. She was just lonely. I tried to get a few women friends for her so that she would have some companionship. I was so glad when she moved out.
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• United States
We have been fortunate not to have had difficult neighbors. I do know there are some neighbors here who do not like each other that much and may have had disagreements; I am just glad we are not involved in that kind of thing.
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• United States
We've been very fortunate to have always had nice, helpful, friendly neighbors over the years up north. I believe it is due to living in a nice community on 2+ acres where the homes are close, but not on top of each other. Here in Florida, we did have Dr. Jay, but he's long gone.
In the house next to ours lives an American. He's married to a German woman. He loves shovelling snow already at 6 o'clock in the morning. If you've ever heard what kind of noise a metal shovel makes on asphalt, you know why we hate him. I don't know what he does this winter to get over his frustration. It hasn't snowed! Once the couple ordered gardeners to cut back a bush which stands on our territory but they claimed that some branches were hanging into their space.
I'm lucky to live in a corner lot so we only have a neighbor on one side and at the back and it's all firewalled. Even if it's not that way I get along well not just with neighbors but the whole street.probably because there was a time when I was very active im our community.
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Yes I have. I had two neighbors--both lived in the same apartment next to me, but not at the same time. I both had to deal with loud noise at night--partying, playing music, talking loud. And they weren't supposed to, since it's against leasing rules. But they stopped after I told on them.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
@1hopefulman I remember having one, just thought about her. She was my neighbor in California. She always tried to make my day a bad one. One day, I told her off. It was my birthday and I always felt empowered on my birthday. I wasn't going to let anyone ruin the day for me. She never was a problem after that.
• United States
Where I lived previously, the neighbors were a bit difficult..They liked to complain about my dog. It was a townhouse community though and he liked to bark..and or whine at times..so I couldn't really blame them for that..but one time, my cat got out..and got in the guys truck..and he said he would take it out and drop it in the woods..that was mean! Apparently, they had problems with the woman who lived next to me and her cats though so I think I just got the brunt of that.
In the early seventies, we had a crazy neighbour who physically attacked a few neighbours. He also attacked me and pummeled me with his fists and I had to go around with a black eye for a few weeks. Thankfully, they evicted him and we never had another bad neighbour in that area again.