Instructor Asha Kansal
February 7, 2013
I have a great relationship with my mother. I can share everything, talk about everything with her. She is a teacher which makes you understand children and gives her the ability to communicate with them very well. Almost all my education life, we went to the same school, but in time, things have changed and we began to spend less time together. I got into a university in Istanbul but my family stayed in Antalya. I could visit them 3 or 4 times in a year and they were working, so they couldn’t come and visit me whenever they want. The distance affected our relationship in a bad way of course. At first, we were just talking over the phone and that was all, but in time, with the technological development, we found some ways to get together again.
The first thing come to my mind is that she bought a computer. So, we could communicate in different ways, such as: Skype. Through Skype, we can see each other whenever we want. We can share a photo, video or a song with each other.
Another thing that makes us close again is that my mom overcame her aviophobia. In the past, she couldn’t come and visit me whenever she wants because trips with bus are exhausting and so long but now she can be with me in an hour through plains.
I am not sure if this is a very negative effect of technology on our relationship but she became good with technology and started to open accounts in some social websites, such as: Facebook. We are friends now and sometimes being Facebook friends with your mom can be tricky. For example, she can ask something about your photos or posts. I don’t blame them but they want to show their love and like, comment about everything. It can be extreme sometimes. In summary, we can come to the conclusion that enough is as good as a feast.