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.
Click here to read my full post on Brides.com.
"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:
Why "Perfect On Paper" Is Not Enough
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.
How to be a Happier