The guy who lives next door with his wife (I think he said they were married?) and their two very young children, has just stormed out again. Last night, I could hear raised voices, escalating into burst of shouting. Followed by banging doors.
They both seem like really nice people, although I haven't really spoken to her, just seen here here and there, and we've both been politely acknowledging to the other. Albeit in a slightly awkward way.
I wonder if they get pissed of with the volume of music, at times. Not that I'm unreasonable. I do like to listen to music loud, but it's always at an acceptable volume when time gets on. I wouldn't ever play loud stuff late, because of their young children. I know that would be unfair, and I've been on the receiving end of that myself, and it's a horrible situation.
Around Christmas, they had a few blazing rows. I could hear his voice over the sound of the my TV at times. After a few nights like this, he disappeared. Slamming the door behind him, my walls rattles, and off he went. He appeared back after the New Year. I came back from work one day and his car was back on their drive.
They've had a few stormy nights since then.
I'm undecided as to whether I should say something to one of them. In a roundabout way, like when I see one of them out the front when I come back from work, or maybe over the fence in the back garden, just to casually say, "Is everything alright?". I don't think I'm being too intrusive, and I'm being genuine. Of course I'm concerned, particularly as their are two very young children in the house. I'd never forgive myself if something terrible happened and I could have prevented it, somehow. And with me being so casual about asking them, perhaps they will think about it afterwards, and it might dawn on them that I can hear them arguing. Maybe that will ease some of their tension....remembering that I can hear them. I know I don't like the idea of a neighbour hearing what I get up to in my own house.