Chapter 9 of Emotionally Engaged addresses what comes after the wedding day: married life.
The wedding you have planned and stressed over for months and months has come..and soon gone.
For many brides the first few days of the honeymoon are romantic, relaxing, and a needed return to a more slow-paced lifestyle.
But then they begin to wonder...
Am I being romantic enough?
Should we be having great sex everyday?
Are our conversations as deep and meaningful as they should be?
Below I have included a portion of the chapter that dives into the feeling of coming home from the honeymoon, and into the newly-wedded life.
The Newlywed Cocoon
On one hand, they’re eager and excited to get home and settle into married life.
On the other, after being the bride and groom, up on a pedestal and at the center of attention for so many months, it can feel anticlimactic to unpack your bags, watch your tans fade, and get back to humdrum everyday life.
Some newlyweds even go through wedding withdrawal; post-wedding life can seem flat, dull, and empty.
After months of filling every spare second stressing about the wedding, checking off the to-do-list, or going to parties thrown in your honor, many newlyweds find themselves staring at each other, thinking, “Okay, what do we do now?”