empty nest syndrome


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empty nest syndrome

n.
A feeling of depression experienced by some parents after their children have grown and left home.

emp′ty nest′ syn`drome


n.
a depressed state felt by some parents after their children have grown up and left home.
[1970–75]
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-- [email protected] Symptoms of Empty Nest Syndrome * Overwhelming tiredness and exhaustion * Restlessness and unable to sit still * Aches and pains, e.g.
The empty nest syndrome is associated more with women.
Looks like Angela won't be suffering from empty nest syndrome after all.
This program focuses on helping women who are transitioning through such life events as divorce, death of a loved one, career change or empty nest syndrome.
The credit union chalked up his departure to empty nest syndrome after his second child went off to college.
For its part, Braveheart Greetings this year launched a line of cards with words of encouragement for anyone facing life's challenges, from empty nest syndrome to cancer recovery.
If anyone has learned to accept the empty nest syndrome, it's the mother cat who watches her kittens leave one by one by at about 12 weeks or so--either through adoption or by wandering off to fend for themselves.
Reportedly not keen on the label 'Queen of the Aga-saga', which harks back to those country town-based dramas which launched her career, Trollope's more recent books have demonstrated an appetite for a wider range of subjects such as empty nest syndrome and adoption.
Reiner's research also found that parents who nurture their leisure lives tend to manage stress better and are more prepared to handle 'empty nest syndrome'.
I had always heard of the empty nest syndrome but I did not believe in it.
Psychologists coined the term "empty nest syndrome" in the 1970s to define the sense of loss parents often feel when their children leave home.
At the same time, she said, she was dealing with empty nest syndrome and dogs filled the empty spot.