Weddings Shut One Door and Open Another – Learning to Live Together
A couple’s engagement period is filled with excitement and anticipation. It is as if one has received the promise of something greatly desired, but must wait anxiously before it is delivered. This time can be characterized by the absence of a critical spirit creating an experience of pure delight.
Once the wedding ceremony comes and goes the honeymoon phase eventually passes, and different feelings may arise. Emotions are no longer standing still; reality is setting in, and the perfect mate might not seem quite so ideal. Unreasonable expectations, denial, and feelings of love can get in the way when it comes to making logical decisions. After the wedding, it is essential to deal with changing perceptions as things become more and more real. We all have our little quirks that others need to accept.
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