Emotionally Engaged: A Bride's Guide to Surviving the "Happiest" Time of Her Life

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Penguin, Dec 26, 2006 - Reference - 240 pages
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From the country’s foremost expert on “cold feet,” a smart and compassionate guide for the bride-to-be who thinks she should be blissfully happy—but is freaking out instead

For most brides, the elation of engagement is accompanied by a cocktail of unexpected emotions: Anxiety about making a lifelong commitment. Sadness about leaving their single life behind. Confusion when even simple decisions—should we serve chicken cordon bleu or beef Wellington?—bring them to tears. Worst of all, since everyone around them expects them to be happy, few brides feel there’s anyone to turn to with these conflicting feelings.

Written by one of Modern Bride’s “25 Trendsetters of 2006”—and targeting the 2.5 million women who get engaged each year—Emotionally Engagedis the only book geared toward helping brides survive their engagements and emerge as stronger, happier, better- adjusted married women. In the book, Allison Moir-Smith shares her threestage, tried-and-true process from her workshops and individual therapy sessions, along with the stories of over a dozen brides-to-be and newlyweds, helping readers transform their bridal blues into bridal bliss.

 

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A much more engaging read now that I've start planning my wedding, as opposed to previously when I had no idea when the wedding was going to be. The book really does make you think about your emotions ... Read full review

Contents

The Happiest Time of My Life? Yeah Right
The Last First Kiss Grieving the End of Your Single Life
A Family Affair Leaving Home for Good
From Me to We The Private Life of Engaged Couples
The Girls Keeping Your Single Girlfriends Close
Stage Two BRIDGING
The Big Day Being an Emotionally Engaged Bride
The New You Your Life as a Wife
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Allison Moir-Smith is a psychotherapist who specializes in counseling brides-to-be, and founded Emotionally Engaged Counseling for Brides in 2002. She has appeared on "Today" and "Good Morning America," and in "Cosmopolitan, Elegant Wedding," and "Elle,

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