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Throwback Thursday: Candace Cameron Bure Is Dreading Becoming An Empty Nester

Back in October 2018, Fuller House star Candace Cameron Bure opened up about the sadness that came along with the thought of her children all leaving home.

Before you have your first child, no one quite realizes how much kids will change your life. One moment you are free to do pretty much whatever you please, and the next your whole life revolves around this brand new human being. Plus, unlike the rest of the animal kingdom, we are then responsible for the health and wellbeing of that child for the next two decades or so.

If you're lucky, your children will reach the age of 18 and go out into the world to fend for themselves. To eventually start the process all over again. What many parents aren't ready for at that point is the stark change back to having no kids around. A phenomenon more commonly known as empty nest syndrome. All of a sudden, for the first time since your first child was born, your time is your own again.

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Candace Cameron Bure pointed out last October during an interview with Today that having an empty nest might not be as great as it sounds. "Within a year or two, we will not have children at home anymore...it just makes me so sad to think about it," the Fuller House star admitted to the show's hosts and viewers.

Candace has three children, the youngest of whom was 16 at the time of the interview. Last summer, the family celebrated 18-year-old Lev's high school graduation together. This time next year, Candace and her husband will be preparing for their youngest child's graduation, the last of the three. Soon after that, Maksim will be off to college and then will come that empty nest that the TV star has been dreading.

Living in an empty house with nobody but your partner can be a strange experience after having children. That feeling is only magnified the more children you have. For more than 20 years, Candace's life has revolved around her kids, so it's understandable why she would be apprehensive about them all leaving home. However, she did also say during the interview that she feels she and her husband have done a pretty good job raising them and feels confident they'll all do well as they go it alone.

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