How often do you talk to you parents?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 61
366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2021 - Black Mountain Lodge at Arapahoe Basin

I talk to my mom every other day, if not every day. Whether it’s a short FaceTime session, a call on the way home from work or texting back and forth for a bit. I live in Denver and she’s in Chicago, so it helps when you’re not able to just stop by each other’s houses to hang out or see each other. If my Dad’s around when I call, I’ll talk to him but it usually more my mom and me. My sister and I talk less, maybe once a week or so via text or FaceTime – she’s also in Chicago. 

My SO is completely on the opposite end of the spectrum with his family. They rarely text, talk or FaceTime…usually only on special ocassions. His resolution for 2018 was to make an effort to keep in touch more and sporadically instead of events only. We FaceTimed with them last night randomly just for fun and they were so excited to see him, so I’m glad he’s putting more of an effort in. 

Post # 62
485 posts
Helper bee

I’m also in my early 20’s (23) and I talk to my mom every other day. I live across the country (in a remote area) so there will be some weeks where I talk to her everyday. She still works so her schedule and the time difference can be a little tough. We text a lot tho.

Post # 63
691 posts
Busy bee

I don’t find it unusual, I’m very close with my mom. Im sorry that you did not have a close relationship with yours, but maybe you can with you Future Mother-In-Law. 

Post # 64
946 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

I’m in my early 20’s as well, and I talk to my mom probably every other day, and call her around once a week. I tend to talk to both my mom and dad a lot more now that I’m planning a wedding. I visit around once every couple months because I’m a 5 hour drive from them.

Post # 65
787 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Wedgewood Las Vegas

I talk to my parents on the major holidays, their birthdays, or mine (if they remember). I’m in my early 30s. Not super close to them as I’ve always been the black sheep of the family. Last year they didn’t even bother to call on my birthday. My mom occasionally ‘likes’ a post of mine on Facebook.

They live 24 hours drive away from my hubby and I. We take a road trip every year to see his parents who live about the same distance away. We’ll see my parents every 2-3 years.

Sounds horrible, but it works for me. They weren’t horrible abusive parents at all, but I always felt like I was second fiddle to my older brother, and never really connected with my parents.

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