(Closed) How often do you talk to your parents?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@metalbride:  My mom is the same way with me.  I always get the guilt trip because I never contact her.  I always remind her that it works both ways.  We also have a rocky relationship and have never really gotten along.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I talk to my mom probably once or twice every 2 weeks and I am always the one calling her…… maybe I should start giving her a guilt trip??

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I talk to my mom anywhere from every other day to several times in one day, I guess maybe 5-7 times per week.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My mom is my best friend, if we go like 3 days without talking, I’ll suddenly start to worry that something bad happened and call. Otherwise we usually talk every day. 

Honestly though, it didn’t change from a mother-daughter relationship into a friendship until after a couple situations in a row where I put my foot down with her (usually about a decision she didn’t agree with) and proved to her that I was an adult with valid ideas, and could be accountable for my own decisions and actions. 

I think you should bring everything up honestly to your mother, explain that you would like to have a relationship where you’re equals, and then let her know that you’re going to walk away until she has finished throwing her fit and actually considered what you’ve said. Phrase it nicer if you’d like :). I just find that addressing my mom from equal footing has really transformed us into friends. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I talk to my mom probably every other day, sometimes every day.  But we have a fairly close relationship, and I usually like talking to her. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@metalbride:  oooooh I’m sorry, I completely misunderstood the situation! I thought the problem was the way she tries to relate to you, not a huge incompatibility in personalities. That is trickly, I don’t know what I would suggest… Maybe still put your foot down though, tell her you’ll never be close, so everyone should just try to be civil and stop trying to make the relationship into something it’s not. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Few times a week. My dad and I text every day though. 

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper

I talk or text my mom every day – or once every two days.  I usually don’t go more than one day of not talking to her.

I’m not super close to her, but I know it means a lot to her to hear from me, and I make the effort accordingly.

It’s taken me a LONG time to not be resentful of this (her wanting to talk to me and me not wanting to) but I’ve come to appreciate the times I can chat with her.  Granted, not every conversation is a great one – but I know I’ll miss them when she’s not around.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am extreemly close to my mom – we talk every day (on my way home from work usually). We talk about what happened that day – conversation ranges from 1-20 minutes on average.

I talk to my dad once a week or so.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

my mom and I email constantly at work– and I probably talk on the phone with her 2-3x a week. I talk with my dad about once a week and my sister every other day or so. We communicate a lot apparently!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I email my mom more than talking but I would say once or twice a week. My dad, maybe once or twice a month. He loves far so I dont see him as often as my mom. 

I should be calling my mom more often but to be honest, I am not a phone person. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t talk to my Dad very often but I do talk to my Mom most days.  

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

not very often. Maybe once or twice a month.

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