Post # 1
We just got engaged Tuesday night so it’s only been a few days, but I’m surprised at how emotional I still am. Almost anything inclined to touch the heart (happy or sad, wedding-related or not) brings tears to my eyes.
Though we have had a VERY good and close relationship, there was a tiny part of me that was holding back a bit emotionally until I heard those “Will you marry we?” words, since I’m the type that almost never “counts my chickens.” Then it was like every little corner of my heart flew open without reserve or hesitation, and now I’m a bundle of emotion of all types.
I’m just wondering if this is normal. I know part of it is my own unique experiences and emotional makeup, but this is really catching me off-guard.
Anybody else have this experience associated with their proposal/engagement? Is this gonna hang around for awhile, or can I just chalk it up to the combo of proposal and PMS in the same week?
Post # 3
@39bride: I absolutely think this is normal. I felt the exact same way when I got engaged a few weeks ago. You said that until your fiance proposed, you felt like you were still holding yourself back a little bit, which I can relate to. In my experience, there was always that piece of me that thought it wouldn’t work out or he wouldn’t want to get married, so when he proposed, it was such a beautiful thing, and it made me realize how very much I wanted to get married. Maybe you feel the same way? Anyways, I say enjoy your time of being emotional, and congratulations.
Post # 4
I get super emotional every time I PMS. Anything small can make me cry, get angry, etc. at the drop of a hat. I have to take a step back and realize I’m being irriational to avoid looking crazy sometimes. 🙂 I would say PMS coupled with a proposal is definitely the culprit here. At least it would be for me.
Post # 5
Congrats on getting engaged! The emotional thing will wear off in a while. I got that way too when I got engaged. Now that I am 2 months away from the wedding I am feeling the same way because of stresses and excitement. Enjoy the ride, even if it means crying over how much you loved your lunch today 🙂
Post # 6
Thanks so much for sharing, everyone. It helps me feel like I’m not crazy! I also found this today–the comments are especially awesome because so many people can obviously relate to it: http://www.weddingbee.com/2011/11/30/emotional-brides-to-be/
Post # 7
Since I got engaged, anything having to deal with love has made me want to cry. Before getting engaged I was fine. I was at a wedding this past weekend and I was crying so much! I don’t know how I am going to get through my own wedding.
Post # 8
@MsPoodles: Hahahaha, I am just like you. When i realize my PMS is in full moon I have to watch myself! I am sure PMS plus a proposal is the cause OP. Plus being proposed to is such a wonderful, life changing moment that it lasts for a while…
I am glad those are happy tears 🙂
Post # 9
@amandasf: I was listening to the wedding march to see if it is what i am going to walk down the aisle with and I cried like a baby! Now every time I listen to it I cry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think I will have to do a de-sensitizing hterapy before my wedding!!!!!!!!!!