I recently inherited a duplex after my mother passed. Its a family home and my aunt and her oldest son still live next door. Lately they have taken to listening through our connecting walls and then going and tell other neighbors and friends what they hear or think they hear us talking about. Is this harassment and if so what do I do to protect my family?
Firstly, approach your aunt, explain to her that you are aware of her activities and ask her to stop. Tell her you don't want to cause bad feeling, but you cannot have her and her son invading your privacy in this way. Be reasonable but firm. Secondly, consider lining the adjoining walls with soundproofing, or bookcases, or whatever, in order to prevent them hearing you.
Updated on July 11, 2019
By Bev G