At age 22, how often should you talk to parents?

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    Dec 07, 2011 10:04 PM GMT
    I asked some of my friends this questions and generally everyone said at least once a week. . .

    I ask this because it was this time 2 years ago I lost my mom. . . and wish I could talk to my mom everyday.

    I talk to my dad probably twice a week, usualy about the weather icon_lol.gif but its good to hear from him when he calls. I need to call him more.
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    Dec 07, 2011 10:07 PM GMT
    I talk to my family at least once a week, or once every other week if I get busy.

    Way I look at it is they are family, and will always be there for me.
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    Dec 07, 2011 10:08 PM GMT
    Sorry about your mom icon_sad.gif.

    I talk to my mom or text about every day.....I talk to my dad about once a week. He tries to text, but he is so awkward at it.

    I am coming out to them at Christmas so wish me luck. Hopefully they will still be talking to me ;)
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    Dec 07, 2011 10:10 PM GMT
    Im 22, and I still live at home with my mom... So usually everyday. But my dad is maybe once every other week, or maybe even less. Don't really know what happened there.
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    Dec 07, 2011 10:11 PM GMT
    I talk to my parents once every 2 or 3 months. icon_confused.gif

    I do that on purpose, though.
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    Dec 07, 2011 10:11 PM GMT
    Chainers said[...]
    Way I look at it is they are family, and will always be there for me.


    Got your Ouija board ready on moment's notice? (((No evil eye.)))
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    Dec 07, 2011 10:12 PM GMT
    I live on my own, but I talk to both of my parents every day either by phone, text, or e-mail. I've always been close with them, so we communicate daily unless any of us are on some day.
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    Dec 07, 2011 10:25 PM GMT
    After I got my first real job after university my dad phoned me at work every single morning just to chit chat about my day. I used to get pretty exasperated (but tried to keep that to myself). Anyway, he died suddenly a couple of years later and I really missed our brief calls. It was those calls, to talk about nothing in particular, that really told me how much my dad loved me.

    If your parents are alive don't take it for granted that they will live long lives and always be there.
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    Dec 07, 2011 10:28 PM GMT
    My mom calls me everyday lol. She wouldn't have it any other way. My dad is a little more laid back, but if I don't talk to him for a few days he will call. It use to be annoying but I learned to not take them for granted.
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    Dec 07, 2011 10:32 PM GMT
    I talk to my mom everyday because some day when I least expect it, it will be the last one. I always assume that the last time I speak with someone is the last time. Cherish them all.
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    Dec 07, 2011 10:35 PM GMT
    I'm a bad son. I only talk to my folks once or twice a month...icon_neutral.gif
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    Dec 07, 2011 10:37 PM GMT
    Depends on your relationship. I talk to mine every day and I'm much older.
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    Dec 07, 2011 10:43 PM GMT
    How often SHOULD a 22 year old talk to his parents? That's easy, as often as he wants.

    Personally, I like talking to my Mom every week or so and my Dad a little less often but I'm always happy when they call. My Dad learned how to text a couple years ago but I would always call him when he sent a text since I preferred to hear his voice. My Mom just started texting so she's getting the same treatment. I know it's more efficient and I'd rather just about everyone else text but not my parents. I like to hear their voices when we communicate. I don't really like to email them either.
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    Dec 07, 2011 10:44 PM GMT
    I talk to my parents everyday.
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    Dec 07, 2011 10:45 PM GMT
    as much as you can I suggest, for reasons you and I both are painfully aware.
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    Dec 07, 2011 10:46 PM GMT
    Once a week, I take weekends and my bro takes middle of the week so we can make sure they are ok. If they need anything they call us.
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    Dec 07, 2011 10:53 PM GMT
    I don't think you should ever analyze how many times you talk or should talk to your parents. I think you should always keep in contact with them regularly or more. Remember, biologically, you only have one mother and one father and once they're gone, they're gone for good so take advantage of the time you have with them while they still have breath in them.
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    Dec 07, 2011 10:55 PM GMT
    You should talk to your parents as often as it feels appropriate. Some of us talk to ours parents almost every day. Some of us talk once a week, once a month, every few months. If you're not close to them, don't force more communication than necessary because that probably could strain the relationship a bit unless you both want that eventually.
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    Dec 07, 2011 10:59 PM GMT
    At age 22, how often should you talk to parents?

    I suppose often. But at 22 I never talked to my parents. I was in the US Army, I had no interest in them. If I got killed they'd be officially notified. I felt that was good enough for them.
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    Dec 07, 2011 11:03 PM GMT
    I used to call them (collect, it was a different era) once a week, usually Saturday afternoon. I would get a leter just about every day, oftne with newspaper clippings from home.
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    Dec 07, 2011 11:25 PM GMT
    I'm interested in answers to this question: who tends to make the phone call - your mom/dad to you or you to them?

    My dad never, and I mean never, phone or email. I always have/had to be the first. Part of the reason why we haven't been in touch for the past 18 months. Just shows you how much he cares.

    Sorry, I don't mean to bring my daddy issues into this thread. It just makes me sad reading how dads are the ones calling their sons, and so frequently at that too.
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    Dec 07, 2011 11:40 PM GMT
    Errrr - I rent a room from my mom temporarily... I talk to her maybe once a week..

    My dad - once a month (that's good month.)

    It all depends on your relationship, I guess.
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    Dec 07, 2011 11:58 PM GMT
    My dad? About once a week.

    My mom? Several times a week. We're pretty close.
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    Dec 08, 2011 12:04 AM GMT
    sbwlguy saidI'm interested in answers to this question: who tends to make the phone call - your mom/dad to you or you to them?

    My dad never, and I mean never, phone or email. I always have/had to be the first. Part of the reason why we haven't been in touch for the past 18 months. Just shows you how much he cares.

    Sorry, I don't mean to bring my daddy issues into this thread. It just makes me sad reading how dads are the ones calling their sons, and so frequently at that too.


    Same here. Last I talked to my dad was calling him to say happy fathers day in June. Oh well...
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    Dec 08, 2011 12:31 AM GMT
    Let's see, I see my dad every week or so, and I call my mom usually every month or so. Nothing really eventful goes on in our lives so there's not much to talk about.