Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Post Wedding Withdrawal Syndrome

So I've been checking out wedding sites and came across a couple of questions on post wedding withdrawal symptom. I experienced it after my own wedding in 2000. After the frenzy associated with planning a wedding, slowing down after the honeymoon can be rather disconcerting - wondering what to do with that diverted energy. A wise friend warned me to be on the lookout for post wedding blues and it really helped.

I'm not sure men experience it except a huge sigh of relief that the madness is over!!! Some common symptoms include still browsing your wedding planner, constant browsing of wedding magazines in the store, endlessly obsessing over what happened during the wedding, feelings of sadness and emptiness without the frenzy of planning, wondering if you are supposed to feel different now that you are married, panicking whether you made a mistake etc. Not all brides experience this but for those who do, it can be a worrying experience. Check back to see my post on how I dealt with it or post your own ideas how you coped.


  1. hey-- i'm a male, and i'm starting to feel this way, and it's only been one day.

  2. Planning a wedding is stressful for both guys and girls! Don't panic about the post wedding withdrawal - its normal. Spend some time with your new bride debriefing. Go over what went well and what was not so great, just remember its the unexpected wedding moments that make it special.
    Keep your regular routine, work, gym, dates with your wife etc as you adjust. Talk to her, you'll be shocked she's feeling the same and just didn't know how to bring it up. Let me know how it goes if you get a chance and thanks for posting a comment.

  3. Thank you for that comments.Planning a wedding is stressful for both guys and girls!


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