Join the debate. Vote Now on the Dear Abby Poll of the week.

Couple's Loud Lovemaking Keeps Other Tenants Up At Night

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I live in a duplex. We manage it, live in the lower unit and have three tenants upstairs.

One of them, whose bedroom is directly above ours, recently got a girlfriend. Aside from some loud video game- playing, he was always the quietest guy and has never been disruptive. But since he and this girl got together, they have been disturbing the entire house with their noisy lovemaking. It starts with a few bangs against the wall that become constant, and then the screams start.

I have no idea how to approach this respectfully and professionally. Please give me your thoughts. -- BOTHERED IN BOZEMAN, MONT.

DEAR BOTHERED: Write the tenant a short letter explaining that there is now a noise problem that didn't exist before. Explain that the screams of ecstasy have awakened you and your boyfriend more than once, and ask him to "lower the volume." If an accommodation can't be reached, the lovebirds might want to consider moving to a place of their own.

Recent on uexpress