Failure to Launch Syndrome is not a formal diagnosis. It is a common term used to describe a teenager or young adult who is struggling with the transition to adulthood. Sometimes Failure to Launch Syndrome is defined as an inability to live independently and support oneself, regardless of the underlying cause. To others, people suffering from this syndrome may seem lazy, unmotivated or immature. The truth is they may be afraid to move forward and take care of themselves personally and financially. They can also be struggling to adjust to social pressures and how that fits their personal values. Regardless the cause, these people need help and understanding.