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's suffering from empty-nest syndrome after dropping her teenage kids off at university, so her brother-in-law Teddy (Robson Green) suggest she comes back to the family salon, which the rest of the clan are currently running into the ground.
We'd been living separate lives - he went drinking with friends every weekend, while I was left at home with our grown-up children, suffering from the menopause and agonising about empty-nest syndrome.
We'd been living separate lives -- he went drinking with friends every weekend, while I was left at home with our grown-up A-children, suffering from the menopause and agonising about empty-nest syndrome.
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.
PETS now outnumber people, as parents move in cats, dogs and fish to deal with their empty-nest syndrome.
and 11 p.m., 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. January often brings the promise of a fresh life away from whatever problems they may have faced before.
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.