What Can I Do about Neighbors' Screaming?

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Q: I have recently moved into my own apartment. I love everything about it... except for the neighbors behind me. More nights than not I can hear them screaming at one another through the wall that divides us. It's to the point where I can hear every word of theirs over my laptop.

I have already asked management to say something to them and after that, it was nice and quiet... for one week almost exactly. I have already left them a friendly note suggesting they find a healthier way to deal with their issues and have contacted management again about the issue. Other than investing is great pair of earplugs...is there anything else I can do about this situation? Just tonight they have been screaming at one another for over 3 hours straight. I could tell you all about their fights, how he feels and how she feels, from being one apartment over. Any tips??

Sent by Jackie

Editor: Jackie, you might check this recent post about noisy neighbors, though it seems you have tried many of the tips mentioned there. Readers, any other ideas for Jackie, whose neighbor noise is not just loud music, but shouting matches?

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