5 ways to be a better neighbour

Not so long ago, I watched as one-by-one, multiple tree branches were lopped and thrown over our fence and back into our garden.

Although English is not my neighbour’s native tongue, what distressed me more than the wayward flying foliage was that he’d withheld his frustrations rather than communicate his apparent grievances with us directly. Rather than explain his perspective, he took matters into his own Edward Scissorhands.

I’m a psychologist – not a mind reader – but what I do know is that it’s near impossible to support one another if we don’t communicate our needs to those around us.