Mental Health Matters

Empty Nest Syndrome - hitting sooner than you thought?

Empty Nest Syndrome - hitting sooner than you thought?

Empty nest syndrome (ENS) has long been associated with parents, particularly mothers, whose children have reached an age where they are ready to leave home.  It is thought to lead to feelings of grief, loneliness and changes in relationships between spouses. It signifies the end of that particular stage in life.

Psychologist, Alexandra Barnett discusses the symptoms of ENS and how it can effect us a lot earlier than we might expect.