Too often, there is tension between neighbors. Sometimes it escalates to hostility. Sometimes it affects the entire family or expands to include other neighbors, too. Whether it’s a barking dog, a disputed property line, a fallen limb, or children who don’t get along, difficulties between neighbors are common, unfortunately.
With a mediator, you can sit down, be heard, ask questions, and hear their perspective. You can tell them how the situation is affecting you and your family. You can see what you can do to resolve the difficulties and reduce the tension.
You may think, “If we were going to be able to talk it out, we would have done that already. Communication is worse than ever. Things seem to be getting worse. How will talking make any difference?”
Even if you think that, you may be surprised at what can happen in mediation.
For help finding a mediator, call Southwest Iowa Mediation Center at 712-310-2843.