Our life coach is right here!
Kirsten Long advises on love, work and more.
Q “My neighbours have very loud sex. How do I tell them to keep it down?”
The short answer is that you probably can’t! Speaking to your neighbours will, in all likelihood, be awkward.
But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take action. Just begin in a light and humorous way. A full-on war will be the end of the relationship, so think carefully about your options.
• Get your friends together and have fun writing notes that you could potentially stick on the neighbour’s front door every time they get loud and lusty.
• Bounce a ball against the wall when they start up. When they stop, you stop bouncing, too. They’ll get the message.
• When you see them, smile and make a comment like, “That was quite a session last night!” If they’re horrified you mentioned it, they’ll keep the noise down in the future.
• Finally, if things don’t settle down, canvass some of the other neighbours to see if this is also bothering them. Once you have some backup, lodge a formal complaint with your building’s body corporate.