Post # 1
Since getting engaged I have had a whirlwind of emotions. Last night my fiance and I had our engagement dinner with his family. That night I think it really hit me. After we came home, and he went to bed (before me, as I was still wide awake) I became really emotional. I started thinking about some of the unresolved emotional stress I’ve held with me for a long time, and began thinking about how important it is for me try to resolve it, atleast on my end. Even though my FI and I have been together nearly 4 years and lived together for around three years, I feel like I am transitioning into a new chapter of my life. I feel like it is important for me to start things off on a fresher slate. I’m ready to confront and in some cases let go of past grievances. Has anyone else dealt with something similar after getting engaged?
Post # 3
@thebeamingbrunette: Haha, I had a minor freak out about a month after we got engaged. I was suddenly TERRIFIED of “forever”! Luckily, it only lasted for a week or so. But it was intense! (And to the best of my knowledge, DH has no idea I was ever scared!)
Post # 4
@BrandNewBride: Oh, yeah, I had that for a minute too. I am a little nervous of going into the unknown. My FI has been my favorite person ever since I laid eyes on him 4 years ago. We were immediately inseparable. My best gal friend put it this way to me when I confided in her that I was freaking out a bit: Whatever happens in the future, I’ll be going through it with my favorite person! That made me feel better.
Post # 5
@thebeamingbrunette: I am in a somewhat similar position: We have been together for 3 years, and have now been married for 4 1/2 months(feels like forever already though, but in a good way lol). The “forever” part just hit me about a month ago when I ready a story about a couple who would be marrying after 40+ years of being together but unable to marry because gay marriage was not legal. I seriously had a mini panic attack because for some reason, putting an actual number of years instead of just a vague “forever” made it more real. He made a couple of jokes to help calm me down, and because of those stupid jokes–not the context of the jokes, but because he knew how to calm me down– I just got this weird calm about it all. Kind of weird to describe though.
Post # 6
@thebeamingbrunette: I had a freak out about a month after I got engaged and since my man was in the military I got a lot of alone time to sort through my emotions. It came down to some soul searching and realizing some of my past frustrations or hurt were so small compared to what was ahead of us. Take the time now to learn where/ who you are and do your best to let past things stay in the past 🙂