did you drop out of contact with your mother when you when to college? I was just feeling bad for the first time recently because I guess I have a sense I neglected her while I was away at school. Basically I would talk to her once in a blue moon but it went from seeing her every day (living in the same home) to phone conversations once every two months, and only seeing her in person on the off vacation. Now that I'm out of school I'm seeing more of her, of course. Is this about typical? Is there a difference for girls and guys? I ask the last question because I noticed my little sister stayed in contact with my mom a lot more than I did. My mom told my sister, "I guess boys are just different from girls in that way," which was relayed to me. So I was wondering if that was true.