Hi,

I live in an apartment building and my neighbor is in very close proximity. Every morning I can hear him getting sick, vomiting, in his bathroom and it disturbs me. I want to approach him and ask him if he is having any health issues or needs help or maybe to see someone but I don’t know how to tell him that I have been hearing him puke for two years. Should I just let it go and keep letting it fall on deaf ears?

Dear Jim,

Wow, what a touchy situation. I don’t know what kind of a relationship you have with this guy and I’m assuming he lives alone but does anyone else you know in the building know him or anything about him?
Jim, his privacy is the big issue here. You hear this guy vomiting every morning? Is it only in the morning? If so maybe he’s gagging brushing his teeth, chocking down some medicine, getting sick from mucus draining down his throat all night OR possibly puking from partying hearty the night before.
What ever the case, I’d have to say it is his private business but what sucks is that you have to listen to it.
Well if your super concerned you could leave him a note in his mailbox so not to embarrass him or make you seem noisy. Maybe write something like, “I’m sorry to say I can’t help but hear you are sick often. The walls are paper thin and you hear more then you want, so I wanted to say please let me know if you ever need help.”
Maybe knowing you reached out will give you some piece of mind and your neighbor won’t feel put on the spot or embarrassed.

Good Luck & Huge Muther Hugs,

One Tough Muther

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