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empty nest syndrome 

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empty nest syndrome

PSYCHOLOGY

A popular term for the constellation of symptoms seen in middle-aged women whose children have left home (the “nest”) for college/university, career, marriage, etc., to seek their own way in life.

Clinical findings Depression, low self-esteem, loneliness, as mom has lost her principal raison d’être–i.e., raising children, who no longer depend on the mama bird for their needs. It is less common, but also occurs in men.

Reference http://www.psychologytoday.com/conditions/empty-nest-syndrome

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