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Old 07-09-2012, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Maybe get your mom one of those phones that allows her to dial out...

I don't have a pattern for calling my mom, but she only complained about not hearing from me once. I told her that the phone worked both ways. Now she calls me when she wants to speak with me and I call her when I want to speak with her. And it's been working fine.
My husband used to complain that his siblings never called him. His sister told him the same thing. Now sometimes he calls them and sometimes they call him and no one complains anymore.
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:04 PM
 
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I think the frequency with which people are in contact with their parents/children is positively weird. Daily? Don't you all have lives outside of Mamma? I mean if she is infirm, she needs care, no doubt. But cut the apron strings already!
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:10 PM
 
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This thread is kind of sad, all the people who say they talk to their parents so infrequently. I guess I was like that in my 20s too, mainly because I'm not much of a phone talker. Even though I lived very close to my mom we'd talk on the phone very infrequently, although our family has many get-togethers so we'd still see each other a good amount and remained close. I guess if I'd moved far away maybe I wouldn't have talked to her very much, and we could've drifted apart. I have a son now who is the love of my life and I'd be sad if we ever grow apart and stop talking much. My mom watches my son now so I see her almost every day, I need to remember to give her a big hug when I see her tomorrow morning.
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Wishing I was back in Nebraska.
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I think the frequency with which people are in contact with their parents/children is positively weird. Daily? Don't you all have lives outside of Mamma? I mean if she is infirm, she needs care, no doubt. But cut the apron strings already!
Well when you live across the US from your mother, you do what you can to keep grandma and grandson connected. My son likes "talking" to his grandma and it helps my mother keep a connection with him. If that means I'm too "connected" to my mother, well, oh well i dont really care.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Well when you live across the US from your mother, you do what you can to keep grandma and grandson connected. My son likes "talking" to his grandma and it helps my mother keep a connection with him. If that means I'm too "connected" to my mother, well, oh well i dont really care.
Yep, I agree... Oh well! To each their own. Just because you speak to your mom /parents on a frequent basis doesn't mean you don't have your own life....
I talk to my mom almost every day but I have a very full & busy life outside of my family, who live 7 hours away, btw....
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I live across the country from my parents. I very rarely call; maybe on holidays and birthdays. We mostly email and IM, occasionally Skype. I probably FB chat with my dad every week or two, and much less frequently with my mom. Maybe once every month or two? We're really not close. DH's parents (who also live across the country) call maybe once per week.
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:37 AM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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I think the frequency with which people are in contact with their parents/children is positively weird. Daily? Don't you all have lives outside of Mamma? I mean if she is infirm, she needs care, no doubt. But cut the apron strings already!
I didn't speak to my Mom every day until I had my son. Then, we usually had short, daily conversations ~ she was the only person as interested in him as I was.

I see nothing wrong with phoning your parents once a day - some people actually enjoy interacting with and speaking to their parents.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Unknown. Where am I? Am I lost?
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This thread is kind of sad, all the people who say they talk to their parents so infrequently. I guess I was like that in my 20s too, mainly because I'm not much of a phone talker. Even though I lived very close to my mom we'd talk on the phone very infrequently, although our family has many get-togethers so we'd still see each other a good amount and remained close. I guess if I'd moved far away maybe I wouldn't have talked to her very much, and we could've drifted apart. I have a son now who is the love of my life and I'd be sad if we ever grow apart and stop talking much. My mom watches my son now so I see her almost every day, I need to remember to give her a big hug when I see her tomorrow morning.
Yeah but it's not like there is all the time in the day to do everything you want.
Up at 6-7, to work by 9, home by 5-6:30, then making dinner, cleaning up after dinner, showering, having some downtime. Majority of people go by that type schedule, its a wonder how people have time to do anything.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:58 AM
 
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I think the frequency with which people are in contact with their parents/children is positively weird. Daily? Don't you all have lives outside of Mamma? I mean if she is infirm, she needs care, no doubt. But cut the apron strings already!
Maybe some families actually LIKE each other?
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:07 AM
 
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I think the frequency with which people are in contact with their parents/children is positively weird. Daily? Don't you all have lives outside of Mamma? I mean if she is infirm, she needs care, no doubt. But cut the apron strings already!
This comment is ridiculous. Having a conversation for a few minutes a day with your parents doesn't mean you have no life or they are controlling.
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