What the fuck is the matter with you? Do you not get that she does not want to hear your fucking voice, let alone talk to you? Leaving nasty messages is just making her already fragile mental state worse! Call again and you will hear me telling you to fuck off! Keep calling and we will get a restraining order against your crazy ass!
This woman wasn’t always a psycho bitch. She was a relatively nice neighbor in the next building until her poor health took one downward spiral too many and seemingly started taking her sanity along for the ride. It started with her expecting my SO to immediately drop whatever she’s doing and see to her needs. The neighbor’s health got to the point where she had to move to a nursing home, where her behavior continued to worsen.
Today is Thanksgiving and my SO wants to injure herself. She will go into a managed care facility Monday and stay there for two weeks.
This, although the former neighbor has been calling her cell so I haven’t had a chance to get my say in. SO did call the former neighbor’s cell last night and left a much nicer message than I would have. One hopes this will be the end of it.
Far as I know, SO is still going to the psych facility Monday to get herself back together. The place is sort of a halfway house for psych patients, an alternative to being hospitalized, and not at all the same as where the former neighbor is.
If the neighbor is making harassing calls, usually a nursing home will do something about that. That may be an avenue for you to pursue. I’ve known places that don’t allow cell phones and don’t let you dial out without someone present–and this was for perfectly sane people.
The poor excuse for a person seems to think there is. She’s meddling, manipulative, vindicitive, and lies to - and on - my SO. My SO is a good person who had been a nurse’s aide at one time, information which she should have kept to herself.
Come to think of it, there was a time that I had suggested that one of my sisters, who is a registered nurse, move into her spare bedroom as her live-in care. Given what she became, it’s a good thing that this never came to pass, but I wonder what would have happened with both in the same home. One unstoppable force and one immovable object.
This. If a nursing-home-confined neighbor has the ability to drive your SO to the point of admission to a treatment facility, then it sounds like there’s a lot more going on that needs to be addressed than just a restraining order against someone who (not to defend her actions at all) likely doesn’t realize or have control over how far around the bend they’ve gone.
Is it possible for you to get your hands on your SO’s phone? I wonder if just blocking the possible numbers the calls are coming from would be the way to go for now. If there’s a menu you can pull up in the call log, there might be a selection called “add to reject list.” Rather than still seeing the numbers come up on caller ID and still receiving voice mails, the calls would simply not come through to the phone at all. It might help get you two through the weekend, anyway.
This. If she is abusing her access to her cell phones and landlines, the nursing home can and will do something about it. I’d suggest contacting whoever the head nurse/charge nurse is for the unit the neighbor lives on, and if that doesn’t work, contacting the director of nursing for the facility. They can’t exactly take her phone access completely away, but they can turn off the landline in the room and keep her cell phones locked up to be given to her to use only with supervision…there’s a huge risk of them being stolen/lost if she’s allowed to keep them in her room anyhow.
If that doesn’t work, each time you receive a harassing call from ‘neighbor’, immediately call the nursing home supervisor on duty and politely tell them. That gives them some idea of the scope of the problem and also lets them know you’re paying attention and willing to keep complaining. They will do the work to put a stop to it if it becomes a problem not just for you, but for them. (Nursing home patients can be sneaky. I’ve seen old ladies steal other people’s phones or sneak into the nurse’s station to use the phone.)