What are the Post-Wedding Blues?
Since you got engaged (and maybe even a while before), your mind has been full of details about your big day. Months and months of planning have all culminated in this beautiful event that bound you and your significant other together for eternity, you had a few weeks of wedded bliss on an exotic beach, and now…
All of the excitement is over. You go to work and come home every day, and yeah, it is amazing to be married to your dreamboat husband, but all the anticipation for the wedding day of your dreams is gone. Your life feels empty and you don’t know what to do with yourself.
What can you do about the Post-Wedding Blues?
Scientists say that Post-Wedding Blues or Depression is a real thing. Research shows that the first year of marriage is a huge adjustment period. If you don’t make an effort to engage in social activities and break out of your funk it can lead to real depression.
Deal with the emptiness in your life that wedding planning used to fill by changing your perspective. Instead of feeling let down that the huge event is over, think of all the reasons you are grateful for the wedding you got to have. Think of how blessed you are to be married to the love of your life.
You aren’t alone in the struggle. Many women are going through the same period of feeling a little lost without the big event to focus on. You should be intentional about enjoying each day as a married woman, keep planning events and get togethers at your new home for friends and family, and look forward to what the future holds; like buying a house or having kids.
Something to be careful of is that you don’t let the Post-Wedding Blues ruin your memories of how amazing your wedding was. Look through your photos and relive those great moments that all of your hard work and planning made possible. The reward is that you have a beautiful memory for the rest of your life and you are married to your best friend.