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This week’s topic is all about music and whether or not you can sue someone for distress for their crappy taste in music. (We can’t make this stuff up.) What do you think AI says? What about our response? Let’s find out.
Can I Sue My Partner for Emotional Distress Caused by Their Terrible Taste in Music?
That is an interesting and somewhat bizarre question. The question is whether or not you can sue someone for emotional distress because of their god-awful taste in music. Surprisingly, the answer is yes, you can. Nowadays, you can serve anyone papers for anything, from the distress that stems from annoying crappy music to the misery caused by how you sing in the shower. So again, yes, you can run down to the courthouse tomorrow and file those docs, but do you really want to?
Let’s talk about how far you should take your “distress.” If the case isn’t laughed out of court, you may wind up spending more time and effort than it’s worth to resolve an issue that can be cleaned up with a simple conversation.
While we get that it can be painful to endure something you don’t like repeatedly, we say suing your partner for emotional stress is not the way to go.
So, we’ve established retaining a lawyer is not the way. So what is the correct option to pursue?
- As suggested, have a simple discussion with your partner to determine the possible options to fix this issue.
- Have you sat down and told them your issue, or is simply suing them your initial course of action? Why not discuss the problem and why it causes you distress? Is the music too loud? Is it that you don’t like opera blaring in your ear when you’re attempting to sleep? What exactly is it about the music you don’t like so much that you would file with the court system? Help us make it make sense.
- If that doesn’t work, there are other methods to consider. We agree with AI that you should search for a better approach. What about using noise-canceling headphones? There are plenty out on the market that will suppress outside noise so you can have a peaceful night’s rest.
- Try limiting the times your partner can turn up the volume on their tunes. If you live in the same household, you don’t want to cause unnecessary tension–and FYI, a lawsuit will definitely cause some hostility.
If you’re intent on filing a lawsuit for emotional distress, be prepared to kiss your relationship goodbye and be ready to say hello to online dating sites like eHarmony for someone new to potentially ‘distress’ you.
But if that’s what you want to do, by all means, sue until your little heart is content. Just know that your next partner may have worse qualities than blasting their terrible taste in music, but don’t worry, you won’t hear an “I told you so” from us, maybe.
We’d love to hear from you if you have any other questions, so keep sending them our way.