5 Tips To Managing Your Bridal Blues


5 Tips To Manage Post-Wedding Day Blues
After the big day is over, lots of brides face a let-down. So what's a girl to do?

Can you think back to when you were a little kid, and you waited for a really long time for something special? Maybe it was Christmas, or your birthday, or a special trip you were going on with your family. You spent lots and lots of time thinking about it and what it would be like. Finally, the big day comes and you are so excited. But, then it ends and you feel disappointed. As the saying goes, "All good things must come to an end."

For many gals, the same holds true for their wedding day. Since you were a small girl, you dream about what this day will be like. What your dress will look like, what types of flowers you will have, what type of music there will be, what the cake will look like and the kind of place you will be married in. The list goes on and on. 


When in fact you do have to plan for your wedding day, there are endless details. Even though this is a wonderful positive event, it is also fraught with stress. You want it to be absolutely perfect — the day you've dreamed about all your life!

Hopefully, the actual day will go off without a hitch; or at least, none the guests will notice. My own daughter recently got married. I advised her that though we knew all the details, the guests didn't. So, if something wasn’t exactly right, we were better off letting it go and just enjoying ourselves.

For some, the party continues with a post-wedding brunch or luncheon. However, eventually the celebration does end. With that ending comes the possibility of "post-wedding blues" setting in. After all, with so much time and energy and focus being put on this one event, when it's over, there's a let down. The same would be true after any stressful situation. Keep Reading...

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Dr. Karen Sherman


Dr. Karen Sherman is a Psychologist and radio host of Your Empowered Relationship as well as the co-author of "Marriage Magic! Find It, Keep It, and Make it Last" and award winning "Mindfulness and The Art of Choice: Transform Your Life." Her experet advice is sought after in print, radio, and TV. 
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