Do you stay in touch with family?

United States
February 1, 2007 2:41pm CST
Just wondering is other people's families are similar to mine. When I was young my family stayed in touch with one another and celebrated Christmas and other holidays together but over the years as individual families have grown we don't do much all together. I mostly see distant relatives at weddings and funerals and we have never had a big family reunion. Wondering if you stay in touch with distant cousins and other family that live far away and if you have had a family reunion how did you organize it?
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• Portugal
28 Mar 07
i always keep touch with my family, every weekend we stay together and we go to my gand mather home... :)
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@FrancyDafne (2048)
• Italy
28 Mar 07
I don't have a good relationship with my parents, however I visit them every week end, infact my son could start really a good relationship with them and always asks me to take him to them. We always celebrate the feasts together: X-mas and Easter for example, I and my family, my sisters and their families and my brother always go to my parents to celebrate them. We are a lot of persons and everything's really exciting!
@Seawaves (106)
• United States
2 Feb 07
this is the same i guess everywhere specially with things that are important became really expenssive such as tickets gas. you are lucky you are don't live in Australy otherwise you wouldn't see your familly for at least 4 years from time to time but what i can tell you try to arrange some kind of vacation (orlando or disney...)each summer you can go as a big family spend one weed or so and that can keep your relation warm from time to time and everybody will remember it and every time you get together you can start talking about what happend in this vacation.
• India
2 Feb 07
There was no need for me to organize family reunion as we all stay together and share the costs. I am gifted to be in such kind of a big family. I hope u agree with me
• United States
2 Feb 07
I stay in touch with my family all the time. We still celebrate christmas together even though my brothers live far away from my parents house. We also talk through email and send pictures of the kids to the family members. We talk on the phone also. WE have good communication.
• United States
2 Feb 07
Sometimes it is hard to stay in touch. The family member I stay in touch with most is my father, & it's via telephone. There was a time that I managed to stay in touch with family members on my mother's side of th family, but when she passed away back in 2004, that was prety much it. It seems that the real family to me right now are actually my co-workers. It's probably because of the oddball hours I have in which many of them are sleeping when I'm active, & vice versa. It also add up a lot when on the phone, being that family members are pretty much scattered around the world.
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@kapoet (271)
• Indonesia
2 Feb 07
Since I was born, grow up, until now I always together with my family. But just my little family. I never stay long from them.
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@hellboi (662)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
Yeah we do keep in touch, once in a while we call each other, my dad, my mom, my sisters talk girl talk. It's quite easy nowadays with cellphones and the internet. Sometimes they do visit me and my sister on vacations when school is out. Or when i have a vacation leave i go home to them for the holidays. But with my other relatives some live really far from us so it is just calls and letters. We do see each other though when time permits and we all go home to our grannies but now they're gone i doubt it would be easy for us to have a reunion back there.
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• Australia
2 Feb 07
Yeah we do stay in touch but not as much now because most of my cousin study overseas as well but however when it is holidays and I went back to my country, we usually met up and you know just hang out the whole family together.. go for a weekend away or something. Especially on grandmas birthday that is when all the families would hang together etc. I think it is very important to keep in touch with your big family because they are family after all and we are related. I know my grandmas would be very happy if all of her kids and families came up to see her together or hang around together.
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@taruha (559)
• United States
1 Feb 07
It is dificult to remain in touch with all the distant relatives by personally visiting them but I maintain contact by e mails and the postal letters.
• Canada
2 Feb 07
I stay in touch only with mu parents, my sistes and nephews and nieces.
• India
14 Feb 07
yes i stay with my family.
• India
5 Feb 07
yaa i remain in constant touch...i study outside but go back during hols.
@Alphasee (389)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Seeing as I despise my parents, not very often.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
2 Feb 07
We try to stay in touch with different family members. My brothers and sisterslive in different states and we try to take a vacation to see them or near to where they live and meet them for a vacation together. We have had a couple of family reunions and they are fun. The hardest part of planning a reunion is trying to pick a date and a place. You almost have to plan a year or more ahead and spread the work in Christmas cards, emails, word of mouth and telling everyone when you meet them about it. Good luck and have fun.
• United States
2 Feb 07
My entire extended family lives within a 2 hour radius of my hometown. My fiance's family all lives within even less space. So I keep in touch with my family really easily. In fact, I'm having supper with my mom tonight! I love my family and I love my fiance's family too. We are a very close family and I cherish that so much.
• United States
2 Feb 07
we do and we do not. i mean half family is here in the states other half in india. so i only get to see the one in india when i go to india and here when we have different occassions and stuff. though here we do get together just for the heck of it every couple months so that everyone remains in touch nad stuff.
@taramoon (742)
• Spain
2 Feb 07
Unforunately i don't have much family we have always been a small crowd and my parents and grandparents were single children, i might have a few long lost aunts and cousins i don't know about but basically it's just me, my mum and my two children, all my family are passed away
• United States
2 Feb 07
always i call my parents everyday since they live in my hometown (not usa)and that is how i manage it.
@mikekire (146)
• Nigeria
2 Feb 07
I come from a very large famile and we do come together atleast once in a year.Plan a reunion and you will see that the others would as well love it. They are surely missing you but the problem is how to get connected.You can link up by asking for telephone numbers and getting in touch.There is joy and fun in seeing your relations. just give it a trial and it will work. Best of luck.
@bulutoy2k (176)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
Currently, I am living with my parents. And we always stay in touch with one another even if I'm too busy with my work. We would always talk with one another during meals. That is the only time I could allocate to them because I need to work. And during weekends, preparing simple but delicious dishes for the whole family is what we would always plan to eat. My brother and sister who are working from far away places would call and check if we are okay. We usually organize family reunion during Christmas day. That is the only perfect day for get-together because all of us are free from that day.