After months and months of planning the big day arrived and even though you felt nervous, you overcame your pre-wedding jitters, took the big step, and now you are a married woman. After that, the almost 12 hours of party go by pretty quickly and without realizing you are in the middle of the most romantic destination where everything, absolutely everything, seems perfect … and then you go back to reality feeling a little bit down.
What seemed like a sweet day now collapses in front of you and suddenly you realize that you only feel sadness and an incredible emptiness… how can this be possible? If everything you always dreamed of became reality, then how can you feel so sad? Don’t worry, post wedding depression is not a myth and is much more common than you imagine.
Planning a wedding is extremely stressful, it takes a lot of time, effort, dedication, energy and also money; during that time the only thing on your mind is the ceremony and the reception. So much importance is given to the main event that married life stays in the background or the expectations that you have are so high that the brides no longer know what to do with their time and everyday life is not what they planned for.
Even though 1 of every 10 brides gets to suffer post-wedding depression for months and even years, you do not have to become part of this statistic, so here’s why you need to do to avoid it.
Do not go over your budget
This is a recommendation to keep in mind when you’re planning it all: Even though you’re thinking about planning the nuptials of your dreams, you need to be realistic when it comes to your budget. Don’t allow a neverending string of debts become your reality and ruin the memories of a lovely day. You can have a beautiful weeding without spending every single penny you own.
Keep yourself busy
It is essential that you keep yourself busy at any time. You do not have to be nostalgic all the time, wasting hours and hours looking at the pictures of the big day. Distract yourself! Take cooking classes, exercise, or go out dancing. Keep your mind occupied and you’ll feel much better.
Take one step at a time
Returning to reality is going to be difficult no matter what, so it’s better if your take your time to return to your daily routine. Do not return to work straight from your honeymoon; instead, take a few days to spend at home with your partner, finish writing thank you notes, or decorate the house with your wedding gifts.
Lean on your husband
Celebrate with him the new life that you’re about to begin together. You should be there for each other, so if you ever feel down or sad, or even think that things are not going the way you thought they would, share this with him; there’s a possibility that he’s experiencing this too. Together you can work it out.
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