Are you recently engaged and feeling all kinds of confusing emotions that you didn’t expect? Is a sinking sensation of fear, anxiety, or sadness causing confusion or doubt in what is supposed to be “the happiest time of your life”? If so, take a deep breath: These feelings don’t mean that you have made a huge mistake or that your relationship isn’t right for you. Committing to spend the rest of your life with someone is a huge decision, and what isn’t shown in the movies is that engagement anxiety is a NORMAL part of the process!! Believe me, you are not the only one feeling this way!

I am passionate about supporting brides and grooms to be during this highly emotional time. While engagement anxiety may be a more common experience than you know, it certainly isn’t fun and I am here to help you work through it.

You may be experiencing engagement anxiety if:

  • You are doubting this decision to get married and wondering if you are making a big mistake
  • You are desperately wanting to feel all the “normal” feelings of excitement and bliss but can’t quite get there
  •  You are pushing your partner away or trying to force yourself to feel the way you did before
  • You are feeling sad or scared
  • Your inner critic tells you “Doubt means don’t”
  • You believe that what you are experiencing is abnormal and won’t be understood by friends or family
  • You are fixating on one or more “irritating” qualities in your partner, whether physical or emotional
  •  You are looking for faults in your relationship, often analyzing other people’s relationships to find what   theirs has and yours doesn’t
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Believe it or not, engagement anxiety is actually an important part of the process. If it’s addressed and worked through (not swept under the rug), it can actually make for a more joyful wedding day and an incredible start to a beautiful and long-lasting marriage.

Though painful and seemingly hopeless at times, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and your hard work will be so worth it!