How often do you talk to you parents?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 31
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1249 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I never call my mom. We text every couple weeks and I see her maybe 4 times a year. I hate talking on the phone and especially with her because she’ll talk non-stop for over an hour and then say, “Oh, well I don’t want to keep you” and once we’ve hung up I realize I’ve said a total of 10 words the entire conversation.

And I cut my dad off so I haven’t spoken to him in years.

Post # 32
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I’m in my early 20’s and speak to my mom on the phone probably twice a week, my dad once a week. I live around 5 hours from my parents, and have been seeing them once a month the past couple of months (holidays). On the other hand, my two sisters still live in the same hometown as my parents, and I text them/facetime them every single day. I am definitely closer to my sisters than I am to my parents!

Post # 33
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997 posts
Busy bee

If it’s a busy week (for either me or my parents), I’ll talk to them on the once per week, in addition text once per week, and no visits. But usually, I will talk to them on the phone twice per week, text every other day, and visit them once per week. I’m in my late twenties, btw.

FWIW, I don’t think it’s weird how often your FSILs interact with their parents. Honestly, I would probably visit my parents more but we’ve had certain issues in the past, they don’t live terribly near me, and they can be a bit controlling. If we didn’t have some of these issues, I’d probably talk to my parents every day and visit more often!

Post # 34
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264 posts
Helper bee

Talk/text my parents a few times each week.  See them about once per week on average.

Post # 35
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315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I speak to my parents every other day usually, and see them about every 3-6 months. (We’ve lived in different countries for about 5 years.) I have a very easy relationship with my parents. Not to threadjack, but would you bees also comment on how often you talk to your inlaws? I struggle with this one. We used to live fairly close to them and see them about once every two weeks or so. No issue, I like them. Now we’ve moved super far away and the only point if contact is phone calls, but I find it quite awkward to chat with them on the phone regularly, especially by myself. Not sure how often to make the effort. :-/ They usually phone Darling Husband but will phone me once in a while too. Thanks.

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We text in our family group chat probably daily or every other day (my mom, stepdad, myself-28, and two sisters 20 and 17). We live in the same town and I usually see my sister and mom about once a week due to my sister’s sport schedule (I’m also a coach at her school). 

I probably call my dad once a week or so. 

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I moved out at 23 and am now 28. My mom and I text almost daily. I talk to my dad once in a while. I live 40 minutes away and visit about once a month.

Post # 38
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442 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - City, State

I call my mom everyday, usually after work. During the weekends, it’s either a call or text. I don’t see my parents often since we live about 8 hours away. I like it that way!

Post # 39
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572 posts
Busy bee

We occasionally text each other but not very much. We live in different states and see each other maybe once or twice a year

Post # 40
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627 posts
Busy bee

I’m in my early 30s and I speak with my parents daily, often multiple times per day with wedding planning. I see them about 2-3 times per week.

Post # 41
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746 posts
Busy bee

I live across the country and my mom is deaf so we text everyday. See then 1-2 times a year. 

My sister lives 5 mins away from my parents and sees them practically everyday though.

Post # 42
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Buzzing bee

I’m early 30s. I talk to my mom 3-5 times a week, we like talking on her drive in to work or home for work which is an hour each way and really boring highway. We normally chat for 20 minutes. I see her and my step dad on average once every couple of weeks. I talk to my step dad about once every 2 weeks, he’s not a chatter he likes clear concise information and then to get off the phone. Phone calls need to have a purpose for him. I talk to my bio-dad through a messaging app, normally once a week, sometimes as long as once every 2 weeks. He’s working on repairing our relationship, but I’m still very on the fence and watching to make sure this is real change not fake change. 

Post # 43
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Buzzing bee

I talk to my dad on the phone about 3-4 times a month.  (We try to have a quick 15 minute chat every weekend but it’s not always feasible due to travel and schedules and such.)   We text a few times a week but it tends to me quick stuff like “Look at the new sofa for the living room” or cute pics of my nieces/nephews, not actual converstion.  

Honestly, we really don’t have much in common or much to talk about, so there’s no need to talk more often.

I cut my mother out of my life several years ago (she and my dad are divorced) because she’s a toxic narcissist.  Before I did this, she had the expectation that I would spend 2+ hours every evening on the phone with her and longer on weekends.  

Post # 44
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99 posts
Worker bee

Around every 1-2 weeks. I used to do things with them often, but when I met my husband that decreased lol.

Post # 45
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44 posts
Newbee

I talk to my mom pretty much every day and I talk to my dad every 10 days or so. I see my parents once a month, if my jobs lets it happen, or more which is always nice. I text my mom and my stepmom sometimes throughout the day. 

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