View Poll Results: How frequently do you talk with your parents on the phone?
More than once daily 0 0%
Daily 5 15.63%
Twice a week 2 6.25%
Three times a week 4 12.50%
Four times a week 0 0%
Five times a week 0 0%
Once a week 9 28.13%
Twice a Month 5 15.63%
Once a month 4 12.50%
Less than once a month 3 9.38%
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Old 03-04-2015, 09:50 AM   #15
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Bonginator, I am curious about your "debate." Is the debate specifically about frequency of communication or does it center around your traveling and them being worried about your travel?

My husband and I have three "sets of parents." We talk to them frequently but have had to start being vague about our travel times. If they know specifically when we travel they tend to fret. Or phones blow up with texts, emails or phone calls "Did you make it there safe?" I know they just care about us and want to make sure we're safe but we feel that this level of worry is somewhat unhealthy. We try not to contribute to the problem. The best way we have found to handle the worry is by not giving them a specific time-frame that we are traveling.
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:03 PM   #16
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Bonginator, I am curious about your "debate." Is the debate specifically about frequency of communication or does it center around your traveling and them being worried about your travel?

My husband and I have three "sets of parents." We talk to them frequently but have had to start being vague about our travel times. If they know specifically when we travel they tend to fret. Or phones blow up with texts, emails or phone calls "Did you make it there safe?" I know they just care about us and want to make sure we're safe but we feel that this level of worry is somewhat unhealthy. We try not to contribute to the problem. The best way we have found to handle the worry is by not giving them a specific time-frame that we are traveling.
Someday - It is more about the frequency of contact when living away from parents.

I think each family is different and there is no right answer.

I do know as my parents age, each conversation and visit becomes more precious. I will be devastated when I no longer can speak with them.
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:13 PM   #17
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Two daughters, ages 46 and 33. Talk to them every day at work, face to face, not phone.

Parents residing in Heaven. No phone to Heaven, you just talk or think to them. I do that several times a week. I don't know if they hear me, but I like to think they can.

If your parents are still alive, talk to them a lot while you can still have a two way conversation.

(terryV has to go now; he can't see to type right now)
I'm with terryV. I can't type right now either. Man I miss my dad, and my mom. Lost my only brother too. My grandmother "mimi"...oh man..
Just me now. Even tho I have a beautiful wife and three kids...just me now..
Signing off....You have no idea how much I miss them...
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:31 PM   #18
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Someday - It is more about the frequency of contact when living away from parents.

I think each family is different and there is no right answer.

In that case, I guess I should answer the question.
Our parents live close. We talk to them 4-5 times a week.

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I do know as my parents age, each conversation and visit becomes more precious. I will be devastated when I no longer can speak with them.
This is the sentiment I have about my grandparents who live away. I talk to them about 3 times a month. (But gosh, I should call more often.)
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:06 PM   #19
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I talk to my mother pretty much daily. My father doesn't like being bothered by phone calls, so once or twice a week (sometimes even less often).
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