Post # 1
I would love to know how often you visit your own parents?
And what about his parents?
We visit his parents once full day a month and we visit my parents once full day a month and I feel like I miss my Mom especially. But, I just find that I don’t have the time to see her more. They live an hour away which is too far for a weeknight visit. We both work full time and sometimes work long hours. We also maintain relationships with our siblings and a few close friends. With errands, housework, and other chores and projects we find ourselves feeling like we don’t have enough time for eachother let alone our parents but I still feel kind of guilty for not seeing them more frequently.
So, maybe I would feel less guilty if I knew what the norm was. Please share what works for you in your life.
Post # 3
I wish I could visit my parents more! They live a flight away, so I try to get up every 3-4 months…
Post # 4
my mom only lives an hour away but with my work schedule its hard to get away, so i visit about 1-2 times a month. his parents like 8 hours, and i havent met them yet, but i think he sees them 1-2 times a year.
Post # 5
Our families are a 7 hour drive away (same town, we met in highschool). We manage to get home about every 3 months but never for more than 3 days, 2 of which are half driving because FI literally only gets 1 day off this year. I miss my parents and wish things didn’t have to be so hectic with the splitting between the families when we’re there.
Post # 6
FI family is close by – we probably seem them every 3 weeks or so. My family is a flight away, we see them every 1-3 months or so.
Post # 7
My mom lives an hour away, and I only visit her every couple of months.
My dad lives in the same city as me, and we try to have Sunday dinner with them at least twice a week.
We currently live in my FH’s parent’s basement, so we have dinner with them EVERY NIGHT.
Post # 8
I see my parents around once every other week. Sometimes more frequently sometimes less. We go to their house or they come to ours or I go out with my mom on various outtings. They live abotu 25 minutes away and my mom works 10 minutes from our house so it’s fairly easy.
We see DH’s mom and stepdad maybe once every two months and his dad and stepmom about 4 times a year.
Post # 10
We see his parents every Sunday at church, then sometimes go to lunch with them afterward. We have dinner on Sunday night with my parents. I also occasionally see my parents on Saturday, and try to meet my dad for lunch once during the week. We live about 15-20 minutes from both sets of parents, so that makes this all possible:) Being close to both of our families is important to us, that one of the main reasons we live where we do.
Post # 11
I see my mom and her husband every weekday because I work for them in a sense and we see fi’s family like once a week or so. My family and his live about fifteen minutes away so its easier to visit them plus with the kids they want to see them to.
Post # 12
His parents are divorced but both live within a 15 min drive from where we live. I see his mom maybe once or twice a week (we have a close bond and our work schedules are a little more in sync). Together we see her maybe once every two weeks. His dad I see less often, maybe once every two weeks to once a month. He goes out there and sees him maybe a little more just to borrow stuff and check up on him.
My mom (dad passed away a few years ago) lives about 3 hours away. I wish we saw her more. We keep saying we are going to go but then life gets in the way. Doesn’t help that my FH doesn’t work weekends and I do. We maybe get out there once every three months. I feel bad because she is alone and I am her baby and I do miss her so much. It’s just so hard with life as it is.
Post # 13
I work with/for my mom, and we live in the same city, so it’s rare if a day goes by and we don’t see each other (although before I had my son and started working with her, it was more like 2 or 3 times a week). We have dinner there at least once a week. I probably see my dad one other time a week as well. I love being so close to my parents. In fact, my mom is coming over to make us dinner because my little one and I are sick. I know I’m very lucky! Plus, my mom is pretty much my best friend, so I love having her around.
We only see DH’s family 3 or 4 times a year, and usually because they come to see us. In fact, since moving here 2 years ago, we haven’t gone to visit them, but that was partly due to pregnancy (we do have a trip planned there for this summer). When we lived near them, we saw them 1-2 times a month. I’m happy with the amount we see them, although I want to make an effort as my kiddo gets older to make sure they’re a big part of his life.
Post # 14
we are currently living at our parents (usually mine during the week, his on the weekends) while we look for a house. the house we just put an offer on is almost exactly in between both of them- so about a 5 minute drive to each. we are very close with our parents, so we will probably visit them at least once a week even after we get our own place.
Post # 15
I seem my parents about once a week. DH’s parents are divorced. I see my mother in law 5 days a week as she provides daycare for our daughter. I see my father in law every few months- usually for someone’s birthday.
Post # 16
We are about an hour away from my ILs, and we see them once or twice a month. My parents are about 6000 miles away, so I see them once about every 12 – 18 months.