I live in a different country to my family, so obviously don't see them as often as I'd like.
However, I do tend to make the trip back home 2 to 3 times a year, usually for extended periods. Right now I'm home for 5 weeks.
During the time I'm home, I stay at my mom's house and see my dad and brother fairly often, at least once a week or more. I see the rest of the family (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) a few times as well during this period.
When I lived in the same country I went for dinner at my mom's every week and saw my dad every other week/every few weeks.
We have good relations and the only reason we don't see more of each other is life and distance getting in the way.
I see my son and his wife and children once a month. We talk intermittently between such visits.
When I was married, my husband and I saw our families ALOT! every other day to be fair. My kids loved visiting their grandparents and I think that had alot to do with them growing up to having great family values. My adult children try to have their own life now..But I am ever so thankful that they are not geared towards the ostracizing that is prevalent in some regions of society. We had our differences to be sure. Luckily we had healthy communication to guide us.
Dad passed several years ago, but I am very close to mom and love her dearly...I take care of a lot of stuff for her and I see her a few times a week usually, and always at least on Sunday, where we share a nice early dinner as many Italians do...
Quite frankly, without being judgemental, I can't imagine only seeing mom a few times a year....It would really kill me...I am always there for her as she was for me when we were kids and times were really tough...Even though I do a lot, I doubt I could ever fully repay her..
I work with a My Brother, one Sister and a BIL so I see them everyday.. or more than I care too at times.
My Dad and Step Mom are deceased so as far as Parents that leaves my Mom, who I see about 6-8 times a year and talk to about 3 times a week, she lives about 3 hrs from where we live.
My other Sisters it also varies, one Sister we are disconnected and haven't seen each other in years but send Holiday cards even though she is local.
Another Sister lives in the same town as my Mom so I see her 6-8 times a year and my other Sister about every month or so and she is local...
Some times life has a way of happening and gets in the way of get together's... Sports, Life, Home and Work take the priority
I'm late twenties, life 65 miles from my dad and stepmom. My mom is deceased. I am estranged from the rest of my family.
I probably see my dad and stepmom on average around once per month or six weeks, rarely any more frequently. We're close and stay in touch usually at least once per week via messenger or Facebook, the occasional call every few weeks. Get on like a house on fire but neither of us feel the need to be in each other's pockets.
My parents live close, and I see them almost every week. I see my sister almost exclusively on holidays and birthdays. About once a year to once a decade, I see other relatives such as cousins, aunts, uncles, etc.
We do a family dinner once a month either at my grandmother's house or my mother's. I cannot imagine not seeing my family a lot. We are all very close and we live within ten minutes of each other. This is totally normal to me.
Normal is going to look different for every single person you talk to though.
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