Just a question about family....

@Happy2BeMe (85306)
Canada
February 9, 2019 5:50pm CST
For those of you with grown children how often do your children call you or come visit You? And for those of you who still have your parent how often do you call them or do visit them?
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• Lenox, Georgia
9 Feb
I usually call my parents around twice a week. =) I don't get to visit because they live states away.
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
11 Feb
It makes it hard when you live in different states
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• Rupert, Idaho
10 Feb
I go see my mother every day since we live in the same town!
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
10 Feb
That is so nice.
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• Rupert, Idaho
10 Feb
@Happy2BeMe It definitely is, Eli gets to be around his grandma very often that way!
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
10 Feb
@MommyOfEli2013 that is good for Eli.
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@Juliaacv (37789)
• Canada
10 Feb
Our son and his wife usually call us or we call them (usually its facetime) at least once a week. Sometimes schedules get out of control and our times off don't line up and we may chat more then once a week or less, but we text every few days. My mother is ill, and her illness has been coming on now for a very long time, so I have kept away and haven't talked to her in a very long time. I pray for her every day. My Dad passed away, and our family has really fallen apart since his passing. I sure wish that he wasn't ill and didn't have to suffer and die young like he did.
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
11 Feb
That is so sad. Our family fell apart after mom passed away.
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@Juliaacv (37789)
• Canada
11 Feb
@Happy2BeMe It breaks my heart, but I understand it. My mother has been on a downward spiral mentally which has lead to her recent diagnosis of Alzheimers Disease. But it doesn't excuse the way that 2 of my 3 brothers behave. That has something to do with why I keep my distance, and sometimes that is the best way to love and respect people.
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
12 Feb
@Juliaacv I understand completely
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@marguicha (110356)
• Chile
9 Feb
One of my girls visits me oftener, but she lives very near my house. The eldest visits when she has a problem
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
11 Feb
That is too bad. I rarely hear from my kids at all.
• United States
10 Feb
My mother is deceased. My father lives across town, well technically another town. He doesn't text me much. Birthdays, Holidays.. I don't call him anymore. That's a long story, or maybe a short one.
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
11 Feb
sorry about your mom. Not sure what the story is but it happens.
@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
12 Feb
@ScribbledAdNauseum some people aren't cut out to be parents.
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• United States
12 Feb
@Happy2BeMe I wholeheartedly agree.
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@andriaperry (69793)
• Anniston, Alabama
10 Feb
I am neither but when my dad was alive I seen him daily, he lived beside me. When I went on vacation I called him to let him know I got there and when I was leaving. I seriously miss my dad.
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
11 Feb
Awwww that is the way my dad was too. We lived a distance from each other but whenever I went to visit I always had to call to let him know that I made it home safely. He would wait for the call and couldn't rest until he heard from me.
@hillhjill (15650)
• United States
10 Feb
My daughter don't call or text as much as she did, but she's in college and works so she is busy.. me, I text my mom every night and we talk for about an hour.
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@Nevena83 (13801)
• Serbia
10 Feb
Our children mostly think only of themselves and their feelings.
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@hillhjill (15650)
• United States
10 Feb
@Nevena83 it can be that way yes, but my daughter calls or text..she's just busy.
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
11 Feb
That is nice. I don't hear from my kids often but I know they are both busy with their families and lives.
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@JudyEv (153520)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Feb
We lived 3 1/2 hours from my parents and would visit about every three weeks. Now our sons are 4 hours and 24 hours away by plane so we see one most years and the other about every two years. They are not able to visit us at the moment.
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
11 Feb
That must be hard having them both so far away
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@JudyEv (153520)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Feb
@Happy2BeMe It's bad enough but now we're getting older it seems worse. How many more times will we be able to make such a long flight? But it's fine at the moment so I'm staying positive.
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
12 Feb
@JudyEv Yes it is something to think more about as you get older
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• United States
10 Feb
My parents are deceased. My oldest son (who lives overseas at the moment) tries to vid-chat with us once a week or so.
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
11 Feb
That is nice that you vid-chat often
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• United States
11 Feb
@Happy2BeMe it is nice to be able to stay in contact. I'm looking forward to him coming home for a bit next month!
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
12 Feb
@SophiaMorros That will be nice
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@Hate2Iron (9836)
• Canada
10 Feb
I recently lost Mom... but we chatted on the phone daily. She loved talking about the family tree! We see our kids all the time! Just finished babysitting our granddaughter and she was in tears that she had to leave. I guess we are just fun to be around lol!
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
11 Feb
So sorry for the loss of your mom.
@Tina30219 (39788)
• Onaway, Michigan
10 Feb
I talk to my kids through textasfor seeing them I have not seen them in a long time because they live in another state and when me and their father separated and got divorced they chose to stay with him. As for my mom I talk to her at least every other day and see her when I can.
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
11 Feb
Sorry about your kids that makes it hard but nice that you have such a close relaltionship with your mom.
@Tina30219 (39788)
• Onaway, Michigan
11 Feb
@Happy2BeMe Yeah they chose their father over me. Yeah if it was not for my mom when my ex left me I would have been homeless
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
11 Feb
@Tina30219 it is good that you had her. Moms are special. I miss mine.
@Morleyhunt (19453)
• Canada
10 Feb
Since we've moved, our kids have all visited once. They will visit again this year (that's the plan). I talk on the phone every week or two with two of them.....every moth or two with the other three. When my parents were living, I dropped by once a week.
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
11 Feb
That is nice that even though you now live far from each other you at least get to talk often and it is nice that they all have been to visit you.
@Morleyhunt (19453)
• Canada
11 Feb
@Happy2BeMe I found out last night that my daughter is supposed to fly to Halifax (where we'll pick them up) with Sandr for a long weekend the end of the month. I'm excited!!!
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
12 Feb
@Morleyhunt oh wow that is so exciting. Sandra is going to be so excited to see you guys.
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@Courtlynn (59132)
• United States
10 Feb
Well. You know my answer.. though my brother doesnt call my mom unless he needs a ride or needs to tell her about an appointment.
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
10 Feb
You and your mom have such a close relationship. She is not only your mom but yoir best friend.
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@Courtlynn (59132)
• United States
14 Feb
@Happy2BeMe yes we do. And mostly have all my life.
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
16 Feb
@Courtlynn That is great
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@Nevena83 (13801)
• Serbia
10 Feb
I live with my parents and with my child, so far we are all together, although we would like to separate ourselves a bit.
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
11 Feb
That happens when you are all living together
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@Nevena83 (13801)
• Serbia
11 Feb
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@ivanituut (2010)
11 Feb
I will seize the moment everytime i’m with my parent because who knows what will happen tomorrow or in the future. Life is too short
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
11 Feb
That is so true. I miss my parents so much.
@hostessman (10633)
• Tucson, Arizona
10 Feb
with texting and e-mail now days we stay in very close communication
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
11 Feb
That is great...makes it so much easier these days
@snowy22315 (60465)
• United States
10 Feb
I am usually the one who has to make contact with my son, although I do hear from him ocassionally. He called the other day, and I was thinking, please don't let it be bad news! Just calling to say hello is rare for him. Fortunately, it was a social call... I see him periodically throughout the year. My parents not too often, but they are much farther away.
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
11 Feb
I rarely hear from my kids but they are busy with their lives and families.
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10 Feb
I stil have my mother and we stay in the same town we sent messages over whatsapp every day to say hello and visit once a week
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
11 Feb
That is very nice
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@noni1959 (4340)
• United States
10 Feb
I live with one and hear from my other two almost daily. Occasionally, a few days may pass if things are super busy between them but in all, we keep in touch often. My parents are gone but when alive, I talked to them often, almost daily.
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
11 Feb
That is nice that you see and hear from your children often.
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@wolfgirl569 (19138)
• Marion, Ohio
10 Feb
It depends on the weather and their work hours for our kids.
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
11 Feb
Same here
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