My brother and my dad haven't talked for years. As I tell them both.... the phone works both ways.
I will also add that even though I live 15 minutes from my dad.... if it's not a birthday, holiday, or me making all the effort..... we hardly ever see him. I do make the effort to maintain some contact w/ him, but he almost NEVER reciprocates that effort and it gets tiring after a while.
If you are making the effort to call and see them and they still are only contacting you when they want/need something.... I don't know what to tell you. Sorry.
Jodi - posted on 03/19/2011
Personally, I frequently call my mum just for a chat (I don't live close enough to just go and visit, and never have). But why wait around waiting for them to come to you or call you? Why not give them a call for a chat or to invite them over for dinner "just because"?
Join Circle of Moms
Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.Join Circle of Moms