empty nest syndrome


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empty nest syndrome

Feelings of sadness or loneliness experienced by parents after all of their children have moved out of the home. Now that our youngest is away at college, my husband and I are going through empty nest syndrome. I thought I would enjoy having a quiet house again, but it actually makes me sad—I guess I'm suffering from empty nest syndrome.
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PARENTS used to talk about empty nest syndrome when their children finally left home.
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THOUSANDS of parents will be hit by empty nest syndrome this autumn as their children head off for universities and colleges around the country.
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.
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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.
While a record number of young people will be excited about the prospect of leaving home for uni, many mums and dads will be dreading learning to cope with empty nest syndrome.