How often do you call your grandparents?

Do they ever call you instead? Do you feel guilty if you don't call them?

Updates:
It's just awkward for me because she used to live with my family, then she decided she didn't like my mom anymore, made a huge fuss, stirred up sh*t, and moved 40 minutes away. she's not even going to my brother's wedding. I want her to still be in my life, but I just feel like if she's not making any effort to be mine :S I don't know its confusing

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  • I call my grandma every single night, and yes, I feel guilty if I miss a night (I never do. If I know I'm going to be out and it's going to be hard to call her, I tell her in advance. Usually, though, I interrupt whatever I'm doing to call her. I have interrupted EVERYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF to call this woman [yup, that means exactly what you think it means]). She lives alone, so she looks forward to it. Sometimes it's as short and sweet as, "Hey Grandma, just wanted to check in. I'm out with so-and-so right now, but I wanted to call and say good night. I love you!" It makes her feel special and it's not that inconvenient, so I don't really mind it. I'm really glad I do it.

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What Guys Said 11

  • My grandparents are all dead. I never met either of my grandfathers and I was never close with my grandmothers while they were alive. Being around them and talking to them made me feel uncomfortable, so I kept it to a minimum.

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  • I don't have any but when I did we would see them around Christmas and a few times a year but I would never call them myself. it was over a year maybe 2 sense my last grandparent died so I'm over it now. :)

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  • I call my grandpa at least 3 times a week. Were super close. He's getting older know so I try to spend as much time as possible with even if its just threw phone calls.

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  • they call me

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  • I sent my grandmother a letter about 2 weeks ago with a drawing. I see her probably 5 times a year.

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  • On holidays

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  • not much as I should that's for sure :/

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  • Nope. They are all gone. :(

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  • Not anymore..my last grandparent died February 10, 1967

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  • never

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  • I think I've called my Grandparents maybe 3 times, total, and I'm 20. My relatives and family all lived around Chicago, but when I was little, my grandparents played favorites and gave my mom the cold shoulder. My dad was an orphan, so we had nothing left, and moved to Atlanta. The grandparents regretted it later, but we never considered moving back.

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What Girls Said 11

  • I love my Grandparents more than anything because they brought me up more than my parents but they split a few years ago, they're quite young still and both remarried and now my Grandmother lives a town away from me, so I phone her once a week and see her once a week or so. Then, I can only phone my Grandfather once a month as he lives in Australia, I would love to call him more but it's so expensive. As for my other set of Grandparents, I call them about once a month or on their birthdays or something because my Dad talks to them nearly every three days so I forever hear what they are up too anyway. I phone my Great grandmother about once a month also. I have a very close family, I'd feel guilty if I didn't keep in touch! In your situation, having read the update, I'd either just take the dive and call her, what's the worst that's going to happen? She's probably feeling a little awkward and isn't sure how to handle the whole thing with falling out with your mum but I'm sure she'd love to hear from you none the less and if she's not interested when you phone her, then at least you tried. Another option is to just wait till you next see her, break the ice a bit and then start to call her on a regular basis or even better, ask her to call you, if she doesn't then you know it's not worth worrying about.

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  • Biased on your update I say just mail her. That way you won't have those awkward pauses in a phone conversation and letters are generally light and happy, plus elderly people love mail. Send some school photos in them too. That's how you can start doing the mail with her is by sending a photo of yourself and then write at the end hope you write back soon! <3 or something along those lines. :D

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  • I only have my grandparents on my dad's side. We don't really need to call them much, because my grandpa is over here a lot, doing work on the cars and in the yard. He's old and bored, so he likes helping out. Besides that, even if I were to call my grandparents, they usually aren't home. They have very active social lives (church and other group activities) and they travel a lot.

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  • I don't have any grandparents left, but my grandmother (mom's mom) was my favorite grandparent. I used to see her every Saturday. I wish I would have called her more often.

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  • I am very close to my family I try to see or call my grandma at least once a week. Its sad to me people who are not close to there families they must be missing something in there life.

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  • I don't, in fact I never have. I've never called my aunties or uncles either. If anything they call us, but not personally just the house.

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  • i only have one grandma left and I try to call her daily but not always

    she lives alone so I know she gets lonely. its usually just a boring chat about usless things but its helpful to get her talking at least

    i try to go out and visit a few times a month. kinda a far drive for me though

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  • My grandparents live 10 minutes away & my mom usually invites them over on weekends or takes them to their doctors/dentists appointments, so I see them at least once a week.

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  • My grandparents all died before I was old enough to remember them.

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  • My grandfather just passed away last week on my birthday :( Thankfully I was close enough to him that I don't have many - if any - regrets. Depending on your relationship with your grandparents, I think it's beneficial to reach out to them so you can appreciate them while they're with you. I'm sorry you're having some difficulties with your grandmother, I hope they get resolved!

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  • I've never called them and they don't call me. No.

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