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gerbil – a person that fails to leave home as anticipated or returns unexpectedly after only a short period of time thus triggering the onset of FENS in one or both parents. Other irresponsible, rude and frightening behaviors may also be involved.
F.E.N.S. – Also known as False Empty Nest Syndrome. This condition occurs within parents (affecting primarily males) when an ongoing or expected period of Empty Nest Syndrome (affecting primarily females) is interrupted or delayed by the unanticipated return of a child who, when engaging in certain behaviors, assumes the role of “gerbil” within the home.
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