Group Therapy is in session once again! If you have a problem, but you don’t have the time or money to invest in a properly licensed and educated professional, you can always reach out for advice from us. Rock-A-Holics helping Rock-A-Holics! That’s what it’s all about!
(No, we’re not going to do the Hokey Pokey…well, not today, anyway.)
Ellie has a new neighbor in her apartment building. She’s a nice enough person, but she’s VERY LOUD. You know the type, right? Honestly, they tend to stick out like sore thumbs here in the Northwest, where people live at a slightly lower volume. 12th Man, you are an exception to this point, and we love you for it.
Having a high-volume neighbor can be a problem, especially if you have an otherwise friendly relationship. The real downside to Ellie’s issue has to do with a specific variety of loudness; yes, I’m talking about the lush audio experience of listening to your neighbor in the act of getting it on.
Ellie says her neighbor’s concert-level lovemaking noises are so loud and exuberant that she needs headphones to avoid sharing the experience. It’s driving Ellie crazy, but she doesn’t know how to address it; in fact, she’s not sure IF she should address it.
I think we’re all familiar with this scenario. I don’t ever want to hear Ellie’s neighbor, but I’d love to hear your thoughts…
First off, I DO want to hear Ellie's neighbor, but then again I'm unique. Second, if a neighbor is THAT loud it's perfectly within one's rights to complain. If someone is so loud that it's coming through the walls and you can't ignore it without lots of technological help, that's clearly invading one's own life. If you have to hold a stethoscope to the wall and still strain to hear your neighbor, you're just a busy body, but this clearly isn't the case.
RE: It's reasonable to complain.
I agree! I had a neighbor upstairs for a while that sounded like they were going at it like rabid baboons. It was ridiculous and I agree an invasion of one's own life! -