How often do you see your parents?

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Creiddylad:  honestly 2 times a year if I’m lucky. 

I live 26 hours from my mom and 16 from my dad. 

My work is demanding and I’m on call most of my days off.

Post # 4
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I live about 20 minutes away from my parents, so I see them probably once every week, or two weeks.

But I just moved back to my hometown, and before I lived about 2 hours away, so we saw them about once a month (it helped that mine and DH’s families are in the same town).

Post # 5
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Creiddylad:  I used to see tham all the time but now think it will go down to once a year 

We live across country from them (DH is in military)

and yes, I am in school and working part time 🙂

Post # 6
15011 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

 See my mom every few days and my dad once a week or so. My mom lives 6 miles away and my dad 8 miles. My mom is retired and single. My dad is remarried and partially retired. I’m a stay at home wife so its ultra easy for me, my folks are older so its really important to me that I see them while I have the opportunity.

Post # 7
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

When my mom retired, she moved near me. She’s about 40 minutes away (farther than I’d like actually). i see her about 2-3 times a month. 

DH’s parents are in Scotland. We see them as often as we can. This has been a crazy year so were going over for the week of thanks giving which will be the fourth time this year. 


Post # 8
1599 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ll answer this twice- once for my college experience and once for current-day

How often did you see your parents:  in college I saw them aprox once every month when living in the same town, and then once in 4 years after they moved

How far away from them you live: at one point about 15 minutes drive, and then in later college 1100 miles away

Are you also in school and working at the same time? yes


And now, as a non-student…

How often you see your parents:  aprox once every 2 years

How far away from them you live: 1100 miles

Are you also in school and working at the same time? not now, but I do work 50 hours a week


I couldn’t imagine seeing my family once a month anymore- I feel like we want to strangle eachother if I’m with them for more than 8 hours these days.

Post # 9
2114 posts
Buzzing bee

@Creiddylad:  My mom lives in Australia so I usually only see her once a year (if im lucky!) There have been a few years i wasn;t able to…such as this one 🙁 hopefully next year I can make it there, but its expensive!

My dad lives about an hour and a half away and I usually see him every 2 months maybe every month and a half. It just depends.

I also work full-time and will be starting school in the fall. Which takes away all my money to go see my mom next year :/

This thread made me sad.

Post # 10
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

How often you see your parents: Sometimes not as much as I’d like to but generally a couple times a month, more so now that I work at the same place as my mom 

How far away from them you live: about a half hour away. When I first moved out I didn’t have a car so it was once every 2-4 months 

Are you also in school and working at the same time? I finished school in April but I went away to school so I was seeing them when I came home for holidays. I didn’t work in school because I made it so I could live off assistance for school so I could focus on my schooling. 

Post # 11
1108 posts
Bumble bee

How often you see your parents: The same as you, about once a month, but more if there is something special happening (someone’s birthday, someone’s performance, etc.).

How far away from them you live: About an hour or so.

Are you also in school and working at the same time? No, but I tend to keep pretty busy since my FI is over almost every weekend and I do freelance work in addition to my full-time job.

I mean honestly though, my parents understand that I’m busy and that I have a life, and so do they, and as long as I’m home for holidays and keep in touch via phone or e-mail then they’re pretty much happy campers. But to be fair, we aren’t as close as other families; all of us like to have our space, lol.

EDIT: I do want to add, that when I was in school I was 2 1/2 hours away and still managed to come home once a month. It was hard though, because I would get pretty much zero work done and then I’d have to hustle back to school and cram in all that I needed to get done over several days into one day. 

Post # 12
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

How often you see your parents: Not as often as I would like! Maybe once a month, or once every couple months. I am extremely close to my family, so I’d see them once or twice a week if I was able to! Luckily, FI is extremely close to them as well so this really wouldn’t be a problem. 

How far away from them you live: An hour

Are you also in school and working at the same time? I am a full time student and work part time (early mornings, evenings, weekends), and FI works full time

Boooo, this made me miss my fam! 🙁

Post # 14
896 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@Creiddylad:  They live about an hour away.  I am employed full time, and have a part time job on the side 1/2 of the year. I see them about twice a month, although sometimes i do not see them for a month.

Post # 15
29 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014

How often you see your parents: 2 times a year

How far away from them you live: 14 hours

Are you also in school and working at the same time? I work full time.

Post # 16
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I see my parents at least 1-2 times a month. Sometimes it’s less than that if I’m super busy. I also have parents who do not like to travel far.

I live about 1.5 hours from my parents.

I work full time and the only time I can get out there are usually on Sundays. 

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