As you think about our upcoming wedding day, are you experiencing an overwhelming sense of joy and happiness, or are you beginning to experience an unnerving fear as you realize that you are about to spend the rest of your life with one person? If it's the latter, you should know that it is absolutely normal to experience a case of the pre-wedding jitters. Getting married is a momentous occasion, whether this is your first or your third marriage, so a little anxiety is only normal. However, if you are beginning to have serious doubts about your upcoming nuptials, it is important for you to consider whether you and your fiancé are really ready to walk down the aisle.
Pre-nuptial anxiety is normal. But, if you find yourself facing any of the following issues, please take steps like speaking with a family member or therapist to determine if postponing or even calling off the wedding is necessary. Save yourself from a possible future divorce and seek to resolve these issues, if possible, before marriage.
- Physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse
- Addiction to drugs, alcohol, or gambling
- Serious betrayal, such as cheating, stealing, or dishonesty
- Conflicting religious beliefs that cannot be resolved
- Different plans for having children
- Conflicting attitudes about money that cannot be resolved