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If you live far away from family, how often do you write or send updates?

My family is pretty tight knit-always emailing, calling, Skyping, etc. DH's not so much (we hear from them through phone maybe once every 3 months or so..Email only if it's something important...)...We are stationed overseas, and I was thinking we could send a card or letter or something every so often...How often would you send something?


Asked by laird6372 at 9:38 AM on Mar. 29, 2011 in Relationships

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  • Well we are in the military also and his family NEVER calls us either. He always calls them to give them updates. I send a "newsletter" of sorts with Christmas cards to our aunts, uncles, and cousins and that's it.

    Answer by marine_wife0520 at 9:40 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • When I was away at college I wrote every week. This was before email though. These days I'd probably email every day.

    Answer by Bmat at 9:40 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • We keep in regular contact through Facebook and email.

    Answer by pookiekins34 at 9:40 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • We got everyone on facebook that we could so they can be updated about the kids and whats going on in our lives as well as theirs.. those that wouldn't convert to it we called once a month or a week to update and chat with.. We sent cards for major holidays and special events

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 9:40 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • We live in TX most family lives in GA or CA so, they get pictures and update through Facebook. My Aunt who refuses to come into this century gets pictures by snail mail every few months.

    Answer by matthewscandi at 9:41 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • i call my parents every evening between 530pm-6pm. i never call dh's mom; occasionally, i will send a card or a note full of snapshots of the ds.

    Answer by dullscissors at 9:42 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • I am 3000 miles away from my aunts, uncles and cousins. We have always been a very tight knit family. I am 8 hours from my mom, and 12 from my other aunt & cousins. I email my aunts everyday. My cousins and I have facebook so we talk that way. My mom also has FB & we talk on the phone every day, and text message constantly. There really has never been a "need" to snail mail things lol.

    Answer by gemgem at 9:44 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • i am in tx and my family is all in cali or other states. we all have fb but i usually talk or text my mom and sis almost everyday and call my mom once aweek to once every 2 weeks. sometimes more often than that lol

    Answer by dreamangel06 at 12:11 PM on Mar. 29, 2011