Being an engaged couple during the holiday season
is exciting, fun, and full of love.
You’ll receive gifts, toasts, and good wishes.
You’ll have parties thrown for you.
You’ll be asked all about your wedding.
You’ll feel more in love with your fiancé than you have since he popped the question.
You’ll find yourselves envisioning holidays in years to come, imagining new traditions you’ll start and the children that you’ll share them with.
The holidays are indeed a magical time for engaged couples.
Don’t be surprised, however, if suddenly you feel blue for a moment.
Perhaps it happens during an engagement party thrown for you. Or as you’re opening gifts on Christmas morning, your fiancé by your side for the first time. Or as you go to sleep in your girlhood bed.
You can’t predict when this sadness hits, but it’ll be easier to bear if you understand why.
The sadness hits when you realize that it’s an end of an era in your life. Next Christmas, you won’t be sleeping in your girlhood bed, but in the guest room, with your husband.
Or maybe it hits when you’re driving from your family’s house to his family’s house. You’ve never had to leave your family before: indeed, this is an end of an era.
So, as excited as you are about getting married to this great guy, and as much fun as you’re having celebrating your first holiday season together, don’t be surprised if you feel blue.
It’s the end of an era, and any change -- no matter how positive -- is hard.
Happy Holidays from Emotionally Engaged!