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How To Deal With Difficult Neighbors

By Mason White 1:04 PM February 7, 2017
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By: Michelle Parker

In life, you deal with a lot of stress and hardships.

However, your home should be the one place where you get to kick off your shoes and relax.

Sadly, many people lose this peaceful atmosphere in the form of bad neighbors. The most serene neighborhood can become a nightmare if you live next door to difficult people.

Some people have lived in their home for many years in peace before new neighbors moved in and ruined it all.

Dealing with difficult neighbors can drive the most peaceful person over the edge.

Here is the best way to deal with difficult neighbors.

Don’t engage with them. It takes two to fight. If you ignore all their evil actions, they will likely go find someone else with whom they can pick a fight.

Don’t allow you neighbors to steal your peace of mind and ruin your happiness.

If your neighbors trims trees that you planted and cared for or they throw garbage on your property, just pick it up and move on. It’s not worth it to aggravate yourself over them.

Aggravation will affect your health and overall happiness. Are you neighbor worth the price?

Is winning the argument or fight with the neighbors worth losing your dignity or your freedom?

One couple lost their two sons to the prison system after they were accused of killing their neighbor during an argument.

Amari Morgan, 18, and his brother, Blaique, 20, were charged with murder of their next-door neighbor, 62-year-old Robert Bielec.

According to police, there was an ongoing dispute between the two families when Bielec allegedly made a sexual comment about their younger sister. The brothers took offense to the comment and used a baseball bat to kill Bielec.

Sadly, their parents, Patrick and Angel Morgan, were found dead in their home while their sons were in jail.

In another incident, police in Italy, said that a man was charged with murder after he allegedly killed his neighbor during a fight over a shared water bill

Vigevano Police said that Graziano Girotto, 58, shot Luciano Pascale, 41, outside his apartment.

Despite having separate apartments, the suspect and the victim shared a water meter that was in the name of the victim. Girotto has not paid his share of the bill.

On the day of the incident, Girotto had an argument with Pascale, when he pulled out a gun and shot his neighbor at close range.

Pascale died at the scene from the gunshot wound and Girotto was arrested.

Other people targeted their neighbors’ animals.

Police in the United Kingdom, said that Gary O’Donnell of Goole, 59, was charged with animal cruelty after being accused of killing his neighbor’s cat by feeding it meat laced with antifreeze.

O’Donnell was ordered to pay a fine of 1,000 pounds ($1,300) and 750 pounds ($975) compensation after being convicted of animal cruelty.

According to the evidence presented in court, O’Donnell was frustrated with the cat identified as Fred, because it entered his garden and defecated on his flowers.

Don’t let this happen to you. If you tried to stay away from your neighbors and they still give you grief, then it is better to give up the home you love and move rather than to live with them.