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

posted 6 years ago in Family
  • poll: How often do you talk to your parents?
    Every day : (81 votes)
    29 %
    5-6 times a week : (50 votes)
    18 %
    3-4 times a week : (35 votes)
    12 %
    2x a week : (21 votes)
    7 %
    Once a week : (50 votes)
    18 %
    2x a month : (15 votes)
    5 %
    Once a month : (13 votes)
    5 %
    Only on holidays, birthdays, etc : (7 votes)
    2 %
    Never : (3 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I chose “other” as never implies there is a possibility but one or both parties choose not to communicate.My parents are both dead.

    Post # 4
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    3063 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I talk to my mom just about every day. I talk to my dad maybe three times a year.

    Post # 5
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    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    are you my sister???  my mother says she totally understands how people are dead for weeks or months because im a bad daughter – i try to phone her once a week but ive been so busy with work its about once a fortnight and although she lives about 5miles from us, i havent seen her since before Christmas 

    but my mom is a high maintance nightmare, one of my sisters hasnt spoken to her for years and my brother rarely speaks to her

    Post # 5
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    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Actually talk on the phone not very often. But my mom and I IM and text a few times a week. We talk on the phone like 5 times a year and see each other twice. My dad, on the other hand, I talk on the phone to a few times a month. That is only because my dad likes to talk on the phone. But, the call is usually like 2-5 minutes.

    Darling Husband talks to his parents and grandparents weekly.

    I dont think you are a bad daughter.

    Post # 6
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    1297 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I probably get a phone call or a FB message/post from my mom 3-5x a week. I usually only talk to my dad when I’m at their house, or I’ll call him if I have a problem I need help with.

    Post # 7
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    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’ll make you feel better! I talk to my mom like once every couple months. And its usually about business (she pays a lot of my bills because I’m in school and they support me still, but only till may and then theoretically there won’t be anymore business calls). Sometimes we chat about other stuff, but shes just not a talker. We don’t have much in common, and I had a lot of issues with her growing up. Things are a lot better now (for the past yearish) which I think is partially because she split up with my dad, and she just enjoys life more now. I talk to my dad like twice a week. He calls me all the time. And about nothing. We talk for half an hour to an hour each time, sometimes more. Now whats fascinating, is how often I talk to Future Mother-In-Law. We talk for 2 hours once or twice a month (though I’m pretty sure she would prefer once or twice a week). I really like her, but I’m not used to that at all. She talks to Fiance a little more often than me. He’s her only child, and so I think having a close relationship with me is really important to her, which is nice. I’m one of four, so I think I’m just used to less attention because there are more kids to keep track of. I think my mom and I will graduate to talking once a month or maybe twice a month after I graduate, and when she/I have more free time and our lives more settled. So don’t feel bad, not everyone calls their mom everyday. ETA: I talked to Future Father-In-Law once this year, I called to wish him happy birthday and we spoke for about a minute before he handed the phone to his wife. He’s not a phone guy lol.

    Post # 8
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    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I text my mom everyday, we probably call a few times per week. I text my dad a few times per week and I’d say that we talk on the phone a few times per month.

    Post # 9
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    1587 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I talk to my mom almost everyday. My stepdad I only talk to about once a month, if that.

    Post # 10
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    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I text my mom every day, and I work with my dad so I see him 5 days a week.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I chose “other” because I normally talk to my parents once or twice a week (by phone, or they are video chatting with our kids) but we email every second day.  It can vary!

    Post # 12
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    715 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I carpool to work with my mom, so I see her everyday Monday to Friday.  I also usually go over to her house for a few hours on Saturday and Sunday too, so I usually see her everyday. 

    When she was living four hours away from me, I called her about 4-5 times a week and we’d chat for about half an hour.

    My dad?  I don’t remember the last time I spoke to him on the phone.  We usually email, maybe once or twice a month and I see him once every 3 months.  It should say something that he went on a two week vacation last December and I only found out he’d even been gone last week. 

    Post # 13
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    2849 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    About once a week. We probably talked more when I was in college, but since I’ve been on my own a few years, we talk less. 

    Post # 14
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    1014 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We talk or text a few times a week, but we also live in the same city. We see each other at least once a week, sometimes more depending on what’s going on. I think whatever amount you talk is totally normal. Life has different stages… When I lived a couple hours away, we talked maybe once every week or two, as I was busier with work and school.

    Post # 15
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I talk to my mom all the time. We are both really busy but we normally chat about 30 mins 2-3 times a week and normally on Friday evening for an hour or so, we also email a lot. 

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