A healthy marriage involves occasional fights and arguments. Even the ‘perfect’ couple experiences fights every now and then. It is naturally a part of making the relationship work, because after all, you are two different people with different views and opinions. If one agrees to everything the other one has to say, then there is a problem. So expect a fight or argument in every relationship, but not to the extent that you are already bothering your neighbours because of your constant loud fights. We all know how stressful it is to be in a fight, but sometimes hearing other people fight can be one stressful feat too. If you are living next to neighbours who have constant loud fights, you know the struggle. What are you going to do?
To meddle in their personal lives is not our goal here. We just want to simply have a quiet and relaxing night after a day’s work. Here’s what to do about neighbours who have loud fights:
- Watch out for signs of abuse.
As a neighbour, it is your responsibility to look out for your neighbour in times of need or emergencies. If you are positive that one of your neighbours is being subjected to verbal or physical abuse, call for help immediately. If it’s just plain fight over football game and whose bet is gonna win, then you can leave them all alone and mind your own business.
- Talk to your neighbour.
This can be tricky. Your neighbour might think that you are snooping around and up for some gossip. You should show real concern and make your neighbour feel that he or she can talk to you if they need some help. There must be a depression or abuse going on and at this stage, all you can do is to be available for them.
- Report the disturbance.
If you think it’s getting pretty serious and you can’t do anything about it, report the situation to your local council and let them handle the problem.
- Call the cops.
If you think that your neighbour is in danger, call the cops immediately. You can always report it anonymously. Trust your instincts, it might save someone’s life.
- Give suggestions.
Of course, we will not in any way try to meddle in their fights, but if you and your neighbour have a pretty close relationship, you can give suggestions like getting counseling, a much-needed trip, or some help with household or baby-sitting. Sometimes, responsibilities like raising a child can be overwhelming and if parents are not prepared for it, chaos happen. Be all the help you can be for them.