There Goes the Bride: Making Up Your Mind, Calling It Off and Moving On

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There Goes the Bride is your personal guide to calling off a wedding— maybe your own! It walks the reader through the reasons, logistics, and emotions associated with breaking an engagement and provides down-to-earth advice, support, and encouragement from women who have been there. Rachel Safier— the widely recognized expert on the topics of cold feet and broken engagements— addresses all your concerns, including figuring out if it's more than just cold feet, dealing with friends and family who don't understand,...

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Overview

There Goes the Bride is your personal guide to calling off a wedding— maybe your own! It walks the reader through the reasons, logistics, and emotions associated with breaking an engagement and provides down-to-earth advice, support, and encouragement from women who have been there. Rachel Safier— the widely recognized expert on the topics of cold feet and broken engagements— addresses all your concerns, including figuring out if it's more than just cold feet, dealing with friends and family who don't understand, giving back the ring, and more. Filled with stories from sixty-two 'almost brides' from twenty-five. states and four countries who've been through this difficult process themselves, There Goes the Bride offers comfort, inspiration, practical advice, some tears, and quite a few laughs.

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Rachel Safier has written a unique self-help tome that is a combination diary and workbook to help brides with cold feet identify, sort through, and deal with their feelings.

You're engaged, and it's supposed to be "the happiest time of your life," but it's falling short of expectations. Worse yet, you're feeling a combination of dread, anxiety, and the sensation that you're on an emotional roller coaster that's headed down, down, down. Is something wrong with you? No! says Safier, who's been there and has lived to tell the tale. She's also enlisted 62 other prospective brides who bucked the altar to talk about their feelings and experiences. Safier addresses practical as well as emotional issues, as in how to recoup some, if not all, of the money you've paid out to vendors for the big day. Even if you think you only have the pre-wedding jitters, read this book, do some serious reflection, and then make one of the most important decisions you'll ever make. Vivian Kelly

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"...has become surprisingly successful in the States because, perhaps because it is the first to tackle the topic..." (The Glasgow Herald, 22 December 2003)
Carley Roney
Tying the knot is great—when it's right. For to-be-weds everywhere who may not be sure their One is THE One or for those on the receiving end of a broken engagement, the personal stories in this book are a balm for understanding how and why these things happen and for coping with the aftermath and moving on. (Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder, TheKnot.com)
Lori Leibovich
It's about time someone tackled this often-secret subject. 'There Goes the Bride' is long overdue. (Editor and Founder, Indiebride.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787967482
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/31/2003
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.11 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Rachel Safier is a journalist who has written for magazines, television, and the Web. She broke off her own engagement two weeks before her wedding day and has since become known on the popular wedding Web site theknot.com as the expert on cold feet and broken engagements. She is the founder of the web site theregoesthebride.com.

Wendy Roberts, LCSW, has been counseling adults and adolescents in individual, couple, and family psychotherapy for twenty-five years.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Meet the Almost Brides.

PART 1: Making Up Your Mind.

Chapter 1: Is This Just Cold Feet?

Chapter 2: Premarital Resources.

PART 2: Calling It Off.

Chapter 3: How We Called It Off.

Chapter 4: Saying It Out Loud.

Chapter 5: Getting Your Money Back (and Dealing with the Ring).

Chapter 6: Why Marry in the First Place?

PART 3: Moving On.

Chapter 7: Finding Comfort, Finding Strength.

Chapter 8: Is It Grief When I Wish He Were Dead? Understanding Grief, Anger, and All the Other Emotions.

Chapter 9: Getting More Help: When to See Your Doctor or a Therapist.

Chapter 10: New Beginnings.

Epilogue.

RESOURCES.

Premarital Counseling.

Find Help Fast.

Breakup Movies.

Songs to Sing at the Top of Your Lungs.

Sayings to Get You Through the Day.

The Almost Brides.

The Almost Brides’ Survey.

Notes.

The Authors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2003

    Excellent book! A must read for those getting married.

    There Goes the Bride is a great book for anyone having relationship issues. Whether you have cold feet or something more serious, this book is for you. The stories from the Almost Brides are great and really give the feeling that broken engagements and relationship troubles aren't a rare phenomenon. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone. It's an easy read that's full of information, humor, and resources. Even if your relationship is terrific, the book is a great way to reaffirm what makes a healthy relationship.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2003

    Doubts? Already called off your wedding? You should read this book!

    There Goes The Bride is a great book for anyone dealing with doubts or if you've already been through the process of calling off your wedding. With all wedding resources out there you find very little on dealing with doubts or calling off your wedding. This book has input from many different ladies on their experience on the whole process from having doubts to making the decision to call it off. There are also sections to help you objectively look at your doubts or relationship to help make that decision. For me this book has been wonderful proof that it isn¿t so rare for weddings to be called off ¿ I¿m not alone. If you have any doubts at all pick up a copy and read. If you¿ve already called off your wedding get a copy and take comfort in other¿s experiences.

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