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Happy Empty Nesters! Michael Douglas And Wife Catherine Zeta-Jones’s Two Kids Are Out Of The House And They Are “Taking Full Advantage” Of It

Date October 15, 2019 17:41

As parents, we tend to spend most of our lives obsessing over the welfare of our kids. So, when they are grown and leave home, an overwhelming sense of sadness sometimes fills our hearts.

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This feeling is usually known as the empty nest syndrome, and it is a normal feeling. If you're not sure about what you feel when your kids leave, here are some signs to help you narrow it down:

  • a loss of purpose;
  • emotional distress;
  • marital stress;
  • being frustrated due to a lack of control.

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While most parents have a hard time adjusting a house without their kids, lovebirds Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas are doing just fine!

The happy empty nesters!

During their appearance at the PaleyFest NY event for 'The Kominsky Method,' the iconic couple spoke to the press about what it feels like for all their kids to be away.

Michael and Catherine, who share two kids, Dylan, 19, Carys, 16, explained that both children had left the house. Dylan had gone off the college while Carys is in boarding house.

Speaking to Closer Weekly about how they were handling it, the 75-year-old Oscar winner said:

"You spend a lot of time talking about your kids, and all of a sudden… then we got over that very quickly."

He continued saying:

"And now we're like 'Wow, we can do anything in our schedules without… obviously the holiday stuff.' But other than that during the week and everything. So we're taking full advantage of that, seeing a lot of shows and traveling a lot."

Ways to deal with empty nest syndrome

If you are not as excited as Catherine and Michael about your kids leaving home, don't beat yourself up. Here are some tips to help:

  • rather than spend energy fighting it, accept the timing;

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  • you don't have to lose them when they go. Always keep in touch;
  • don't be shy to seek help;
  • stay positive all through the process!

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It can be challenging to see your kids grow up before your eyes and leave the house. Nevertheless, it doesn't have to be all negative, as it can be an opportunity to bond with your partner. We guess that is joy Catherine and Michael are riding on!