Just to talk
My mother used to never call, and it hurt my feelings.
"It makes me feel like you don't care. You almost never call, and when you do call, it's only when you need something."
"I feel like a nuisance, intruding in your life. I wait until I can find an excuse to talk to you."
"I understand, but it is still painful. Here's a new reason. You're my mother, and I want to talk with you."
My mom called today. "Just to talk."