(Closed) People commenting on my reaction.

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
3697 posts
Sugar bee

I think they’re just too steeped in shrieky TV culture where everything is blown up to larger-than-life proportions. There’s nothing wrong – and a lot right – with being quietly delighted about your engagement.

Post # 5
5428 posts
Bee Keeper


yeah, everything is too hyped up on TV and media! It’s their expectations of what is “normal” that is messed up, I certaintly wouldn’t be all hyped either. Rather quiet like you!

Post # 6
4951 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

People can be totally thrilled without being over the top, you know? Enjoy it and don’t listen to other people. 🙂

Post # 8
903 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You should not worry about your reaction at all! I’m the same way, I can feel a lot of excitement about things, but I don’t tend to feel very comfortable being outwardly emotional except to my Fiance and closest friends/family. I don’t think your outward reaction necessarily says anything about how you feel inside, honestly. Some people are just more reserved than other.

Post # 9
1 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

I feel the same as you (but it is now coming out with everything wedding related). When I got engaged I did cry and was excited but I didn’t get overly excited or want to go around being one of those girls. And it was the same with my dress. I didn’t get that excited “yes this is my dress!!!” feeling. It was quiet and exciting to me in my own way. I am glad that I am not the only one that is feeling “un-normal” for not being the freak out, overly excited bride! 🙂 

Post # 10
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Not everyone cries at everything! Just look at the Olympics, some of the athletes bawl, some smile, some sniffle, some grin, and some hoot and holler when they win. It all depends on the person.

Post # 11
4327 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@Pinknyy:  Just let people know it was an open ended discussion that you and he were constantly having about your future together, and you knew he was your “one,” and vise versa, hence no surprise! It’s a given! 

That should shut them up. 

Post # 12
2651 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Eh, I’m a loud person generally, but when I got engaged I was quiet, and not bouncy. It was a different type of joy, not the OHMAGA, I GET TO BEA BRIIIIIIIIIIIDDDDDEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!! EVERYONE LOOK AT MEEEE!

It was a I am so very happy an content with the way my life is going and I am grateful I have this guy in my life.  I dont need to make a scene to ahowy happiness, but if you really mist admire and complemnt my sparkile, please o right a head. Full disclosure, I bawled like a baby once I got in the car .

Post # 13
142 posts
Blushing bee

Congratulations!  Be yourself.

Post # 14
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Ugh. People can STFU. I have never had anyone say anything to me about my telling of the story, but I kind of hating telling people for this reason. I feel like I should be all ZOMGGGGGG but that isn’t really my personality. And I’ve told it like 10,000 times. I mean, it was wonderful. But you can only be so excited about something for so many times… lol

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