Chapter 7 begins the second stage of my book: Beidging.
In Bridging, brides start to look into their futures with happiness and excitement rather than with the anxiety that was so present earlier on.
This is the time when, finally, brides feel ready to cross the bridge into their new identity as a married woman.
Below I have included a snippet of the chapter that I think will speak most clearly to brides, and give them hope that ... all gets better in time.
Looking forward, not back
For the early months of their engagement, they walked around consumed by feelings of loss and disorientation as they let go of old ways of being.
They felt that the confusion would never end. They’ve been afraid that they’d be in a down, depressed funk on their wedding day, and that they’d never feel happy or excited about getting married, even though, deep down, they trusted that that was what they wanted to do.
As the wedding approaches , joyful anticipation creeps back in