I think this may be the summer of parents discontent. I have three friends whom all have one thing in common: their parents are splitting up, or have split up; are selling the house and are moving away. Interesting to note. parents who shouldn’t stay together usually say that they will split up after the youngest graduates from high school. In all three cases - the parents seem to have held out a good 5 years after that fact. I guess maybe they start to think things will change for the better after kids are out of the house - and then after five years it probably just gets worse. So, off they go to, I guess, to start new lives.