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Old 06-07-2014, 12:08 PM
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My parents pay for my cell phone bill. As I said, shouldn't they pay for the privilege of talking to me? I talk to my mom twice a week (perhaps a bit more with short calls), though it varies. Dad somewhat less, but he's not much of a phone talker. When I was in college, it was more like every other day.

Yes, I'm an only child.
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:15 PM
 
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they should call as much as they want. miss hearing from them? then pick up the phone and call them. communication is a 2 way street
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:20 PM
 
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I bet a lot of parents have to restrain themselves from calling their kids all the time. It would be nice if they could get phone calls at least twice a month from their kids IMO.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:17 AM
 
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Adult children should call every time they need money!
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:48 AM
 
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I speak to my Mom thrice a week.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:53 AM
 
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I talk to my dad about 3x a week or so.

Sometime short few min calls, Ask question of him, or return call for one of his questions. About 1x a week we normally have a long 30+ min call, on various topics.
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:54 AM
 
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Thanks everyone for the guilt trip. I chat with my parents in person about once a week, mostly small talk. Occasionally I'll get a text from my dad wanting to go to lunch, or what we're doing for Sunday lunch. None of hate each other, were just not the most talkative people. Honestly I think I'd get annoyed if some one called me up a couple of times a day just to say hi.
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:56 AM
 
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Somehow in my experience I'm expected to be the one who calls everyone, both my elders and my children. Nobody appears to have the obligation to call me.
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:14 PM
 
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My parents live in Florida. I'm up in CT. So I call them usually once a week, or more often if there's something especially interesting to say. Or if I know one of them just had surgery, or was feeling under the weather, I'll call just to see how they're recovering. Birthdays, anniversary, Mother's/Father's day, etc. etc. If they went on a trip, I'll call the day after they're expected back, to see how their trip was. This is all in addition to the once a week call. Sometimes - I'll call just to tell them something funny I saw or maybe I'll remember classical piece my dad used to play on the piano and want to hear a recording of it, but not remember what it's called. So I'll call my dad and hum it to him and see if he can name it for me. Usually it's a Bach fugue or similar. I'm just grateful I can sing on key
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:49 AM
 
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not really. My mom is happy to get a call whenever I can, which usually once a month, but she never pressures me.
I hear from my son about once a month, too, and that's fine with me. When he DOES have time, he calls and we talk for an hour or so and get caught up. That's fine with me. I would hate for him to call me more frequently because he feels obligated to when there's no other reason for the call.
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