My uncertainty compounded over a few months of rumination and eventually grew into dread and paralysis.
I thought that the feelings I was experiencing could ONLY mean that the marriage was not supposed to happen.
From "fetal position" to the happiest wedding day: One bride's very successful bridal counseling experience
Here's the very successful story of Erin, a 27-year-old bride-to-be, who I helped get married this summer.
Do you see yourself in her story?
Before meeting with Allison, I felt terrified, isolated, and confused.
I was so scared that what I was feeling wasn't "normal."
Scared that seeing Allison meant I had somehow failed at being a bride-to-be.
Scared that I was making the wrong decision in choosing to marry my fiancé.
"Eight months before my wedding, I completely freaked out."
"Whenever anyone mentioned the wedding or my fiancé, my throat tightened. I'd get short of breath. My heart raced. I was scared.
Four months earlier, I happily said "yes!" to a wonderful man who understood me inside and out and was perfect on paper.
Before getting engaged, I loved my relationship.
I loved him, felt lucky to be with him, and that we had such a special and magical relationship.
Now, I was no longer attracted to my fiance. I was questioning the whole relationship.
When the ring isn't quite right, some brides are sent down a rabbit hole of anxiety:
For months, they tried to talk themselves into these marriages
Click here to read the rest of today's Brides.com on what to do if you don't like your engagement ring.