Pre Wedding Depression: Triggers and Strategies
Disclaimer: So yeah, I’m going to talk about depression (pre wedding depression, specifically), and I know that word can mean different things to different people and it can cause lots of very strong opinions, but I just want to recognize that everyone’s journey is unique to them and I only speak for myself. Cool.
Scotland, April 2012
Throughout my year of wedding planning, I was well aware of and well equipped to handle post wedding depression. I had read about it, had heard firsthand experiences about it, and had personally experienced the feeling of loss that can overtake one after something exciting ends (in my case, when a show I was performing in closed, it always left me a little sad). I was doing everything right to combat post wedding depression. I kept my friendships active, I planned for events post wedding, and I reminded myself that there would be many exciting life events to look forward to with Mr. Sword.
Fortunately, I don’t feel any post wedding depression. (Yay!) I loved our wedding day; I’m grateful it went so well, and I’m happy to be married to the love of my life. But it turns out I was preparing for the wrong thing…