How often do you talk to you parents?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 46
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

When she’s in town, I talk to my mum almost every day either by phone call or text, and see her 1-2 times per week. My mom and step dad travel A LOT, so when they’re gone it’s obviously not as frequent. 

I haven’t spoken to my dad in over ten years. 

Post # 47
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’m almost 30, and I call my parents every day and see them once a week or once every 2 weeks. I’m an only child though and very close to them. 

Post # 48
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Bumble bee

Unless I have news, I speak to my parents and inlaws about once every 1-2 weeks. I live abroad so we usually skype when we talk and just have a big catch up for about an hour. They both come to visit about once a year. I actually consider that quite alot of contact and I cant imagine we would have much to talk about if I called them more often. 

Post # 49
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366 posts
Helper bee

I text with my mom everyday. She lives about 30 minutes from me and I rarely see her which I’m feeling really bad about now that I think of it lol

Post # 50
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1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

I talk to my parents everyday and we visit them weekly. I see my in laws daily and we don’t usually talk to them on the phone

Post # 51
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295 posts
Helper bee

akm57 :  

Try not to judge your FSILs for their level of closeness with their parents. 

Every familial relationship is different. What may seem “bizarre” to you could work very well for other families. It’s not your place to expect others to have the same kind of relationship that you do with your parents. 

My parents do not live here in Canada. I talk to them once a month. My mother would love to speak far more often but we do not have a healthy relationship so I keep my distance. 

Post # 52
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Bumble Beekeeper

We talk on the phone about once a week, but I know there are people who talk to their parents more frequently. 

Post # 53
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Bumble bee

We live in different states than both sides of parents.  We visit every few years.  We talk every other month or so.  We text about every other week.  We’re close.

Post # 54
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I live about 8 hours away from them so don’t visit all that often, it was just a couple times a year. I did leave my job and became a freelancer last year, which has allowed me to visit more often.

I was very bad about talking to my parents. No particular reason why, I love them, just not a big phone call person. Well my mom made it clear that she was hurt by how I never call so I asked, “How about every 2 weeks?” And she was good with that. So that’s what I do. When I do call we usually talk for about 30 minutes to an hour. We also typically text in between.

My husband calls his family every Sunday and they’ll talk for about 10-15 minutes.

Post # 55
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Nearly every day. 

Post # 56
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

We have three family group texts lol, one with me, my mom and my sister, one with us 3 plus my step brothers girlfriend and then another with boyfriends/fiancés/husbands included. The second two are mostly used for planning purposes but we send updates sporadically through them too. Me my mom and sister text via the group text once or twice a week though. My moms in Vegas right now and won’t stop taunting us with fun pictures! 

We do big family dinners 5-6 times per year and i see my mom and step dad about twice as often and on some holidays. 

Post # 57
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Busy bee

akm57 :  We talked multiple times a day. We see each other daily. If I don’t go to their house, they will stop into mine. 

Sometimes it is helpful. We had an electric issue yesterday. My father, uncle and brother walked in at just the right moment. 3 hours later problem was located and fixed

Post # 58
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Honey bee

akm57 :  I talk to my parents maybe 3 times a week, sometimes 4. I live about 7 hours away from them. 

ETA: I’m in my late 20s

Post # 59
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I try to text/call my mom every day but it has gotten harder now that I live with my Fiancé. So sometimes when we all get to see each other things get emotional!!

 

 

Post # 60
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I’m in my 40’s and have an estranged relationship with my parents. I haven’t talked to/seen my father in about 8 years. I have no plan on talking to him again. I texted my mom at Christmas. 

I was always much closer with my grandparents. I call my grandmother every week. 

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