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post #16 of 38
Every day with mother, every day or every other day with pops/
post #17 of 38
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Every day with mother, every day or every other day with pops/

You live at home???
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post #18 of 38
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Every day with mother, every day or every other day with pops/

pretty much the same. usually pretty quick, do a conference call with my brother around 10pm. just to say hi, goodnight, etc.
post #19 of 38
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Originally Posted by Jackie Treehorn View Post

My father wrote to me once, listing the four chief virtues: wisdom, justice, fortitude and temperance. As I read the list, I knew I had none of them. But I have other virtues, father. Ambition. That can be a virtue when it drives us to excel. Resourcefulness, courage, perhaps not on the battlefield, but... there are many forms of courage. Devotion, to my family and to him. But none of my virtues were on his list. Even then, it was as if he didn't want me for his son.


That a sad story. Though they don't exactly match, they are complementary. I reckon fortitude + ambition = success. Fortitude goes w/ devotion, too. You endure the pain or disappointment because those you love can cause the most distress. I think one needs a bit of wisdom to be resourceful, yeah?

Me. I speak to my father twice a year. And we talk for hours and hours. I actually think our relationship is quite close. My mother... it's an effort to call her, and I do every 2 - 3 weeks, but it's due to obligation rather than any real desire to do so. Prates on and on about people I don't know, things I care little about, but I listen, feign interest, and then say my goodbyes... 10 minutes into it. We don't have a good relationship.
post #20 of 38
@curzon,

your reply is proper, but wasted on mr. Treehorn as he cited part of speech from the movie Gladiator. The son proceeded to kill the father after those remarks..
post #21 of 38
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Anyone else have their parents on Facebook?

Though not an active or enthusiastic user, my mother is on facebook but she's suprisingly hasn't tried friending me. Dunno if I should be relieved or disturbed
post #22 of 38
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Though not an active or enthusiastic user, my mother is on facebook but she's suprisingly hasn't tried friending me. Dunno if I should be relieved or disturbed

Is her profile at least visible? uhoh.gif
post #23 of 38
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You live at home???
eh.gif

Nope, just always been this way
post #24 of 38
I talk to my mom usually once a week. My dad is usually close by, so he'll ask my mom to say hi to me, and I'll do likewise.
post #25 of 38
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my mom retired relatively early (57) and she doesn't fit the early retiree profile and now she's a little bored so she calls me pretty much every other day and it's often pretty clear that it's out of boredom. as much as i love her, i don't even speak that often with my best friends and often feel that we'd have better conversations if we talked a little less often.

If she's a good conversationalist, encourage her to volunteer for some sort of hotline.
post #26 of 38
I speak to my parents about once a week. I enjoy talking to them and we usually talk for a long time. I wish they lived next door. My father is the only person I ask for advice on any regular basis.
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After over a year of not speaking to him, I spoke to my father for the first time a few months ago. It won't be happening again.

What happened?
post #27 of 38
talked to one of my parental unit about money yesterday. the passive-aggressive tendency, the i-am-a-victim mentality and the bare face lies really strengthens by belief that in my case, I will never get along with them, we will never get to know each other better, its just a parents-offspring relationship at its basest form. they never wanted to know me more as a person rather than someone that they raised and someone that they can demand things from being that I owe them that, and I couldn't care less. I'm not sorry about it, I don't feel sad or remorseful that things are like this. this is the environment they like to put themselves in, and the only good that comes out of this is I learn from this mistake, and I will raise my kids in a whole lot better environment.
post #28 of 38
speak to my mum on the phone about twice a week and a few text messages or emails as well. try and see her at least once a week also.

inevitably see my inlaws way more than my own mother which i try and balance out
post #29 of 38
E-mails two or three times a week each. I also drop by their place once a weekend.
post #30 of 38
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That a sad story.
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Originally Posted by Jackie Treehorn View Post

My father wrote to me once, listing the four chief virtues: wisdom, justice, fortitude and temperance....

My memory is fuzzy and hazy most days but that's from The Gladiator when Joquain Phoenix goes to Germany to speak to Richard Harris.
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