empty-nest syndrome


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empty-nest syndrome

n
(Sociology) informal a condition, often involving depression, loneliness, etc, experienced by parents living in a home from which the children have grown up and left
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She took action to pre-empt the sadness she knew she would feel when the last of her children left home, booking her place at university before the last one exited, to avoid empty-nest syndrome.
For many parents the mere mention of freshers' week can spark a mixture of stomach-churning dread and empty-nest syndrome, with visions of students passing out in fancy dress as they down Jagerbombs with people they've just met.
Dear Coleen My son is starting school in September and I'm nervous at the prospect of empty-nest syndrome.
PETS now outnumber people, as parents move in cats, dogs and fish to deal with their empty-nest syndrome.
HALMRK) A mom with empty-nest syndrome follows her kids and husband to college so they can grow closer as a family.
Reasons for divorce vary widely whether people have had a difficult Christmas period, have been planning a breakup for months or perhaps older couples growing apart due to empty-nest syndrome.
This twist on the romantic comedy takes a refreshingly realistic look at adult romance and empty-nest syndrome.
Research has shown that contrary to the popular idea that parents fret and suffer from empty-nest syndrome, parents in the Newcastle it gives parents a new lease of life.
It's enough to send a shudder through the heart of any parent and not just because of empty-nest syndrome.