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Raquel Kelley, E! Fashion Police producer and the creative force behind the wedding blog, I Guess I Do, reveals how to deal with the serene feeling of post-wedding depression.
Did you hear that sound? No. Because it's quiet. Your phone isn't ringing. Your cousin once removed isn't calling about the discounted room block which was clearly stated on your wedding website that took you four days to create.
Did you read that email? Probably not. Because you no longer check it every fifteen minutes and curse aloud as you read emails from vendors about additional costs or that your photo booth has been double booked. Your inbox has now gone back to what it once was — a sea of Groupons and Gap Discount Ads.
Your post-wedding setting is now somewhat serene. It was a feeling you longed for amidst the chaos of planning, but now ironically feels freakin' weird. It was such a major part of your everyday life for years and now it's suddenly gone. You may crave it. Maybe even miss it. I found myself asking, "Now what?"
If you find yourself experiencing these symptoms (said in creepy, mildly-elevated prescription drug commercial voice) you may be suffering from Post-Wedding Depression.
It is a completely normal feeling and can be treated if dealt with properly. Coming from the girl who continued to chase the high and got a house, dog, and started a wedding blog all in the same week there after, please do not follow suit or you may self-destruct. Seriously, I took on way too much. My life needed a Zach Morris "Timeout," but unfortunately those don't exist to my knowledge.
Your first year of marriage is exciting, new, fun, and overwhelming all at the same time. But just because it may have been a bit chaotic leading up to it, doesn't mean it has to continue to be. So during those first couple of weeks, even though you may feel the need plan and take on more responsibilities — don't.
It's okay for it to be quiet. It's okay for you to relax. Enjoy your partner's company. Trust me, he or she will be happy that you now have things to talk about other than the wedding.
And if you decide to treat Post-Wedding Depression in another way, the following symptoms may occur — headache, bloating, loss of period, another round of chaos in approximately nine months... Shall I go on?