(Closed) How Frequent are Phonecalls from your Parents?

posted 7 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: How Often Do Your Parents Call?
    At least once a day : (23 votes)
    26 %
    2-4 times a week : (24 votes)
    28 %
    At least once a week : (19 votes)
    22 %
    A few times per month : (12 votes)
    14 %
    Only on holidays or emergencies : (3 votes)
    3 %
    They almost never call us : (6 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I usually talk to my dad once a week.  He talks to his parents maybe every 2 weeks and I talk to them less often.  His parents haven’t come to visit us since living here for two years, my dad has come a few times now.

    Post # 4
    Member
    558 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015 - Thorpewood

    My mom and my grandmother talk literally every day.  Haha.  My grandmother has actually called me before because she can’t get in contact with my mom and wants to make sure everything is ok.  It’s funny.  My mom enjoys talking to my grandmother so it’s not overbearing to her.

    I talk to my mom probably every other day.  It works for us.

    Post # 5
    Member
    7291 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Perhaps since your a married adult now, the ball is in your court! The whole cleve from your parents bit .

    If you enjoy talking to mom and dad, give em a call! ( unless of course they are ignoring you or sound like they don’t want to talk- thats a diff story)

    I call my mom almost every day- sometimes less . She doesn’t necessarily initiate but she knows Im busy, so she waits for my call. Maybe thats what your family thinks- they don’t know when a good time to call is?

    Post # 6
    Member
    1160 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Never!

     

    My Fi had a heart attack last week and nobody from my family even called to see how he’s doing. Yep. That kind of family.

    Post # 7
    Member
    7291 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @SandyDollHair: What! I’m so sorry to hear about your Fiance…….

    Post # 8
    Member
    5388 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I talk to my mama too many times to count. We have a close relationship. We mainly talk during the day. My husband doesn’t talk to his parents everyday, but he does a few times a week. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    6830 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I talk to my parents once a week.  This started in college and has continued. Usually talk about 10-20 minutes and that is about it. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    10589 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I live about 3 hours away from my parents.  They used to call me at least once a week, more when I was living alone.  Now that I’m living with my husband, they don’t call as often.  My mom feels like it’s safer when I’m living with a guy, and she also knows I’m busy.  They have come and visited a few times since I have moved here, but I usually visit them.  I have an apartment, they have a house.  It’s easier that way.  My sister lives in a town nearby and they call and visit her about the same amount.

    DH’s parents probably call at least once a week.  FIL has been here once, when Darling Husband moved in.  MIL doesn’t like to travel, and she doesn’t like to sleep anywhere but her own place.  I’m hoping that they will visit when we get a house.

    If you’d like them to call more often, could you just ask them?  They might feel like they are intruding or taking up too much of your time.

    Post # 11
    Member
    2190 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My mom – a few times a week usually. Sometimes once a week.

    DH’s family – once every three months, sometimes less.

    Post # 12
    Member
    410 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My mom and I talk several times daily. We are very close. Fiance teases me about it. Sometimes it annoys him even. I’m a phone talker in general though, so he gets annoyed I’m on the phone all the time in general.

    I talk to FI’s mom more than he does, or either one of his sisters too, lol! Probably once a week at least.

    He doesn’t talk to his parents on the phone unless he has a specific reason to call. We see both of our families pretty often though, weekly at least.

     

    Post # 13
    Member
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    Well, we have a 7 week old so both of our parents call daily…. but it’s to hear how she’s doing, not to talk to us!

    Before she came along we’d talk to them pretty much daily anyway though. We’re both oddly close with our parents. We live 30 minutes from each of them and used to see them once a week. Now we see my parents pretty much daily and his once or twice a week.

    Post # 14
    Member
    1398 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    My parents our both deceased, but I do talk to at least one of my siblings, every week. I live hundreds of miles from all of them. My Fiance and I talk to my Future Mother-In-Law and Future Father-In-Law about 3-4 times a week, and probably see them once every 2 weeks (they live about 30 miles from us). My Fiance does talk to his brother every single day, actually several times a day. They are best friends as well as brothers and everytime there is something funny on tv or in the news they feel the need to share. Honestly, they are worse then junior high girls when it comes to being on the phone together. But, I’m use to it, and so is his brothers wife. Luckilly, I love them all so it really isn’t a big issue.

    Post # 15
    Member
    4046 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I live several hours from home in a different state. My parents will call me maybe 2x/month. Like you I also go home about every 2 months for a weekend visit. In 8 years my parents have visited once. They hate driving on the highway and staying at hotels (not sure they even own luggage).

    There are a few things that might be happening. Some people hate talking on the phone. They may feel they are interfering in your married life by calling so much, or that you are so busy they don’t want to be a bother. Also, if you are the ones who moved away, they may feel the ball is in your court with initiating contact.

    Maybe you could set up a regular time to call, like Sunday nights or Sat afternoons or some other time that works for both of you.

    Post # 16
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    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We both talk to our parents almost every day (or I talk to my mom almost every day, and my dad gets on the phone maybe three times a week). It’s been like that for years, since I went away to college. We’re both close to our parents. If it’s been more than 48 hours and we haven’t spoken to our parents, we’re both looking at each other like, “Uh oh, what’s wrong?”

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