Post # 1
I’m just wondering how often the Bees generally see their parents. I see my parents about once a month. They live 1 1/2 hours away from us, and I work part time and am in grad school full time. They very rarely come see us because we have 2 cats and my father is so allergic to cats that even taking allergy medicine doesn’t really work if he’s around them, and because my parents object to driving “long distances.”
Something happened with my mother today that made me feel super guilty that I don’t visit my parents often enough. I was missing them and trying to think when next I could go “home” and see them, and she did something that made me feel so so bad that I don’t visit more often.
Please tell me:
How often you see your parents:
How far away from them you live:
Are you also in school and working at the same time?
Post # 3
@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
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
@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
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
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
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
@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
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
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
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 # 13
@leisha606: I know, it is sad. It sucks, and then it sucks more when one or both parents make you feel bad about the situation.
@misskittenn: Yes, the cramming in of schoolwork is sort of how my life works. I can’t get by without working while in school, which makes it really hard to get it all done.
Post # 14
@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
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
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.