empty nest syndrome


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empty nest syndrome

the sad feelings which parents have when their children grow up and leave home The last of her children had recently moved out and she was suffering from empty nest syndrome.
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On empty nest syndrome, Dr Mark Winwood, of psychological services at AXA PPP healthcare, has sympathy for parents.
My wife and I have never suffered empty nest syndrome.
Empty Nest Syndrome, a legitimate psychological phenomenon, may leave some parents with feelings of depression, guilt or an immense sense of loss.
Women may experience the empty nest syndrome when their children move out and focus more on their personal development.
Some suggested the puppy may be an antidote for so-called empty nest syndrome, which might have set in when first daughter Chelsea left for college.
The third follows a teacher, who falls for one of her female pupils and the fourth deals with a flush of passion after empty nest syndrome.
I have spent a lot of time lately considering an extensive programme of cathartic clearing out and cleaning to help me get over my empty nest syndrome.
Her material, be it empty nest syndrome or the dilemma of breaking into her teenage daughter's diary, is delivered in her own style and certainly resonates with the audience, made up mostly of women of a similar age with a few husbands in tow.
A: WE hear from thousands of parents at this time of year experiencing what is described as empty nest syndrome.
But now the last one has left home, I think I'm suffering from empty nest syndrome.
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THE EMPTY NEST SYNDROME They call it the empty nest syndrome When the children have all left home You think of the past.
Around the start of university time, we had lot of calls from parents who are suffering from empty nest syndrome and struggling to get past the fact that their children are not there.
She said a lot of her clients suffer from post-graduation grief which is similar to the empty nest syndrome, with the long-awaited graduation ceremony symbolising a milestone when parents realise that their job is done.
Interspersed with classical music, Sylvia and Jenny play each of the roles from a rebellious teenager to a mum struggling with empty nest syndrome.