|Douglas circa 1975 (Public Domain)|
It’s all too easy to take one’s spouse for granted. However, it’s a lot harder to admit doing so.
When Michael Douglas became guilty of neglecting his marriage to Catherine Zeta-Jones, it began falling apart. This
finally led to a split between them.
Sometimes it takes almost losing someone to rediscover what you’ve had. Hindustan Times reports that Douglas now admits having taken Zeta-Jones for granted.
Douglas stated, "When you are younger you care what other people think… You waste a lot of energy on strangers to make a good impression.”
This can lead to a turning away from one’s family. Douglas said that the hardest part is owning up to this. He explained, “First you have to admit that you made a mistake, then dealing with it is easy.”
And dealing with it is what both Douglas and Zeta-Jones (it’s never just one person’s responsibility) have been doing… They are now back together, putting in the effort that it takes to make things work harmoniously.
Copyright June 18, 2014 by Linda Van Slyke All Rights Reserved