Post # 1
Has anyone read this book: http://www.amazon.com/Do-but-Don%C2%92t-Walking-without/dp/B000MKYKEU/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1333547308&sr=8-4 — I Do, But I don’t: Walking down the aisle without losing your mind?
I am about 33% (thanks Kindle) through it and oh, wow, does she capture everthing I’m feeling about waiting, engagements, rings, etc. About how the intersection of societal expectations, feminism, and independence cause such dissonance and heartache among women. I really encourage all waiting bees to read this, if only to be able to verbalize all the feelings you are inevitably feeling…
That’s my Public Service Announcement for the day 🙂
Post # 3
Hmmmm, sounds interesting!
Post # 4
Hmmmm. That does look interesting. But check out the first review on the book, on the Amazon page. I can’t relate because I have no desire for a big, ostentatious wedding. The author sounds very unlike me. I wouldn’t want to go into debt, and I wouldn’t want to ask my family to pay for a big shindig when both parents are on the verge of retirement. The book seems to focus on the big wedding and related events, not so much the emotional issues – am I right?
Wondering if the book gets into deeper issues about waiting and the author’s relationship?
Post # 5
@BumblingBee: At least what I’ve read so far (about 50% in) it has NOTHING to do with that whatsoever, it really is about struggles between wanting to be an independent woman and the struggle against societal expectations for women in the waiting, engagement, and wedding periods.
Post # 6
I might check it out. A couple months ago I read Emotionally Engaged and it was great. It too discussing the confusing emotions associated with getting engaged and married. I highly recommend it.
Post # 7
@swarlesk: This one sounds like it’s up my alley. I just bought it from amazon! Thanks 🙂