How often do you call your friends?

@Shar19 (8236)
United States
March 30, 2009 12:11pm CST
Since I'm married with children I don't call my friends as often as I'd like to. When I finally have the time to call a friend then it seems the kids want to act up. Why is that? Anyway, I probably call my friends once every other week. How often do you call your friends?
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• United States
30 Mar 09
I actually miss my friends so much eversince I moved abroad. It's kinda expensive to make a long distance call, but I still try to keep in touch with them over the phone at least 2 or 3 times a month. But thanks to technology, internet really made me closer to my friends. We usually go online and chat with each other. And now that free calling is part of any messenger thing, it's even easier to reach them. But still, I still would like to see them again in person. No amount of virtual technology could replace a good conversation with a friend over a cup of coffee. =)
@Pleiades (846)
• United States
30 Mar 09
Amen to that! I know exactly how you feel. Since I don't go out...at all...I find that the internet is the next best thing. However, the same old same old can get really...old. The times I have my friend over for the once a month dinners is something we (my four children and I) look forward to because it's a chance to interract. There's nothing like looking into his face and watching his expressions as he talks or laughs. Just to hear his voice AND watch him is priceless. Too bad he's got to live so far away but it could be worse. *Pleiades
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@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
31 Mar 09
You're right about that.
@Pleiades (846)
• United States
30 Mar 09
I am so guilty of that myself. Since I'm a single mother with four children, finding a quiet time to call my friends is nill. Luckily, the one and only friend I ever bother calling these days is so understanding as he loves children and has some himself. But, to make up for the loud noises and interruptions during our phone calls, I more than make it up to him by having him over once a month for dinner. Too bad he's got to drive an hour and a half just to get it. *lol* Anywho, I try calling him about once or twice a month...but I much rather prefer emails or something of that device...then there's no interruptions and it's on my time. *Pleiades
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@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
31 Mar 09
I can understand that.
• United States
30 Mar 09
I am not a phone person, so I do email everyone almost everyday. It just seems very easy to sit down and write what ever comes to mind. This way I am able to give 100% attention to who I want to speak with. I do it mostly at night when the kids are sleeping or through out the day when I get a break.On Birthdays is one day I do make it a habit to make that phone call.
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@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
31 Mar 09
It's funny. I was always a phone person when I was single and younger. Being married with children, I'm not into the whole phone thing.
@maezee (40780)
• United States
30 Mar 09
I'm also busy - so I usually try to call my friends once a week, or perhaps even less, if I have a busy schedule with school & work that week. *sigh*.
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@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
31 Mar 09
Do your friends mind?
@hcromer (2710)
• United States
30 Mar 09
I rarely call my friends. I prefer face to face interactions so I just don't call people. When I'm on the phone I find it way too easy to get distracted by things that are going on in front of my face and it's insulting to stay on the phone with someone if you can't focus on what they are trying to tell you.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
31 Mar 09
That's how I feel.
@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
30 Mar 09
I laways said my kids had "phone radar" ! Just when I would get on the phone they would be at their worst! Anymore it seems hard to find enough time to call. And the internet makes it easy to be lazy too! LOL We just leave each other messages throughout the day and call seldom anymore.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
31 Mar 09
I think my kids have that same radar.
• United States
3 Apr 09
I text them, its quicker.
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
31 Mar 09
i have a couple of friend that we talk most every day. my other close friend doesn't live here so we e-mail every day. make an effort to stay close to your close friends. they are few & far between.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
30 Mar 09
That is how I lose most of my friends. I move and then I stop talking to them all the time, then I rarely talk to them, and rarely turns into never. I only have one person that I would actually call a friend right now that I am not related to. I talk to her almost every day on the phone, in person, or on messenger.