Hello AOM!This is my first post to the forum. I'm a recent college graduate who doesn't live anywhere near my fambam.So everytime I call anybody in my family or my family gets nostalgic the first…Continue
"It's both your responsibility and your family's. I've found that it works better if I take the initiative and contact them because I know their usual schedule better than they know mine (a result of living together for 18…"
"Difficult to say. I am the one that calls my father, he doesn't call me at all. However, my daughter (step) has a father who didn't call them for the longest time. It hurt me that she had a father who didn't seem to care…"
"Since you are asking for advice i would suspect a part of you feels as though you should call, call them, keep it short tell them you only have a little bit of time and just wanted to see how they are doing. I do not feel it is one…"
"I'm kind of torn...In my opinion, the parents should make the first call to see how their offspring is doing out in the world, then it's up to the both the child and the parent to keep up contact if that's what they…"
"My sisters and I have these issues. Having been out of the house for several years now, I understand it's a respect thing. Our parents don't want to interrupt the fun times we think we're having, and we get frustrated because their…"
"Good question, as I've run into this too, having gotten married and moved away within the past 5 years.
Who makes the first call depends on how much of a relationship you want to have. If you want to be more isolated and independant…"
"I think you should hold yourself to a reasonable schedule--say, every two weeks or so. That way, you can honestly feel that you're doing your part. Then, if they still say "you never call", you can legitimately say…"
Hello AOM!This is my first post to the forum. I'm a recent college graduate who doesn't live anywhere near my fambam.So everytime I call anybody in my family or my family gets nostalgic the first thing I KNOW they are going to say is "Why don't you ever call me?!" This happens with my Mom even after a week of not talking to her, my grandmother, my stepdad, and even my grandfather asked me this on Facebook after not talking to me for 3 years.None of these people have ever called me that I can…See More
"Left Pocket: Leatherman CS, Pilot Precise V7 pen, bikelock key/house key, Blistex
Right Pocket: Nexus One cell phone
Rear Left: Fossil wallet with money clip
Rear Right: Trash
I like to be prepared and organized."
"Just recalled a very short speech from a Tom Selleck movie. Quigley Down Under
(Speaking after winning a gunfight with a pistol) "I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." "
"As a middle-aged guy, I'm certainly not going to be one of the more attractive people in the room.
Though I can see myself saying something like that about other things, I understand you on that one."
"Yeah, says the person who is probably attractive. The issue is that those who are attractive do not even notice it. Those of use who are not see the preferential treatment, and are sad that it does not include us. I am guilty of it too -like all…"
"Either you didn't read or you didn't understand my post. I don't like to repeat myself but in this case I will.
I am AGAINST THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MANDATING EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS. It's a State Function, always has…"
"I would not call it being an asshole, Rick, just a tad assertive with the personality.
Hard to do, especially for introverts, or those with social anxiety. Also easy to overdo, then it is being an asshole."