’empty nest’ without a syndrome?

A common term presides to describe our feelings when our child leaves home. Β The go toΒ  phrase ’empty nest syndrome’ falls readily from the sympathetic, knowing nod. It makes sense,Β  but does it fit for all? A social descriptor, rather than a clinical diagnosis, ’empty nest syndrome’ is commonly associated with feelings of sadness, loneliness or emotional stress at finding oneself childless in the home, … Continue reading ’empty nest’ without a syndrome?