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RJKnight

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Well, don’t know how to start so I guess I’ll just dive in.
My anxiety is related to sound. I also have been diagnosed with IBS. I live in a mobile home in a mobile home park. My neighbors(3 different ones) sometime play loud(base) music. Now when it’s before 9 pm, I grudgingly accept it. After 9 pm, I worry about my daughter being able to sleep. I’ve talked to people and made complaints but it’s done nothing to calm my nerves.
Now I dread coming home. I get anxious later in the night. Sometimes I can’t eat or sit still. I know it’s just noise and I should just learn to ignore it.
I’m working on moving but my lease isn’t up for another 6 months. All help and advice would greatly be appreciated.
 

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There are laws were noise is concerned. Most countries have it. It means getting the police involved. Maybe even a court date to file for a noise order. That will mean your neighbours will have to comply with the noise order or risk been arrested. Not a road most people don't want to go down. If it is effecting your health I would do it. That would be one of the grounds the order would be given to you under. What it is doing to your health. Always put your health first. Might fall out with the neighbours, but no great loss there. Is either that or you suffer for another six months.
 

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I talked with my wife about that option but am afraid of repercussions from the neighbors. I have talked to the park manager and they have sent out letters.
 

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The park manager does not want to lose business. Can we really depend on him if things got very bad? Is a hard one really. You want your peace and quiet. But you still don't want to cause too much trouble in getting it. We had similar trouble with a neighbour once. Was the son causing the trouble. I simply asked his mother when she was going to start acting like a parent and put a stop to things. I really annoyed her. But it worked. Used to have music at all hours of the day and night. That horrible rave music. Even on the day of my father's funeral. I was a lot older than the son causing all this noise. Held myself back. Always words exchanged. He finally gave up and moved out of the house. His mother didn't talk to me for years. Not that I cared. I was always very vocal in my views. Not behind their backs. To their faces. It used to be horrible. Thank God we have had peace and quiet again for years. It can be enough to break anybody.
 
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RJKnight

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Thank you for sharing your experience. I hope that with some meditation and exercise, this will help relieve some anxiety.
 

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Sound is difficult to deal with, as it's capable of going through buildings, over walls, and through your windows even when they're closed. I can imagine how tiring and frustrating that must be. Probably though, you're not the only one suffering (even people who don't have anxiety can get worn down by rude neighbors). You may find people thank you for doing something to solve the problem.
 

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Welcome to AnxietyCommunity.com, RJ.

Some neighbors can be inconsiderate.

For example, a neighbor of my grandmother lets her dog bark loudly at six in the morning, until recently. You would think this neighbor would know better.

Apparently, this neighbor received some complaints lately because she told me that her dog won't be barking in the morning anymore.

It took her long enough to figure out that her dog barking that early in the morning irritates other neighbors.
 

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First, thank you for all the responses. I didn’t get back sooner because honestly I didn’t want to think about it.
Unfortunately, the problem has reared its ugly headed again. The worst part of it, it’s really bothering my wife, to the point she’s called the police. Now the police say, when they drive by they can’t hear anything. I don’t know if our house is magnifying the bass or what? I’ve looked into sound proofing but we’re renters.
I was looking for some mediation techniques. Or Maybe find a way to talk myself down, because right now it’s 11:30 pm, and I have to work at 6:00 am.
I keep telling myself it’s nothing that will kill me or even physically hurt me, but the mind can be your worst enemy.
 
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