Postparental Fathers in Distress

  • Robert A. Lewis
  • Craig L. Roberts


According to a number of the authors’ colleagues, one group which is finding its way into psychiatric offices in increasing numbers is composed of middle-aged fathers whose children have recently left home. Many of these postparental fathers are experiencing what social scientists have called “the empty nest syndrome.”


Family Life Cycle Married Life Empty Nest Camping Trip Spousal Love 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert A. Lewis
    • 1
  • Craig L. Roberts
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Child Development and Family StudiesPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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