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

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

by Rachel Safier, Wendy Roberts LCSW
     
 

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

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...has become surprisingly successful in the States because, perhaps because it is the first to tackle the topic..." (The Glasgow Herald, 22 December 2003)
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The Barnes & Noble Review
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

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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787967482
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/31/2003
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.82(d)

What People are saying about this

Pamela Paul
Safier's timely and important book shows why it's better to break off an engagement than go through with a marriage that isn't meant to be. The wise words of these 'almost brides' will be helpful to others on the verge of breaking it off, or troubled by the aftermath of a broken engagement. (author of "The Starter Marriage" and the "Future of Matrimony")
From the Publisher
"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." - Carley Roney, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder, TheKnot.com

"Safier's timely and important book shows why it's better to break off an engagement than go through with a marriage that isn't meant to be. The wise words of these 'almost brides' will be helpful to others on the verge of breaking it off, or troubled by the aftermath of a broken engagement." - Pamela Paul, author of The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony.

"It's about time someone tackled this often-secret subject. 'There Goes the Bride' is long overdue." - Lori Leibovich, Editor and Founder, Indiebride.com

"Amid all the happy talk about encouraging marriage, we need to remember that what we really want is better, more stable, grown-up marriages, and that people need to think critically about whether they are right for each other, and indeed whether they are ready for marriage to anybody." - John Crouch, Executive Director, Americans for Divorce Reform

John Crouch
Amid all the happy talk about encouraging marriage, we need to remember that what we really want is better, more stable, grown-up marriages, and that people need to think critically about whether they are right for each other, and indeed whether they are ready for marriage to anybody. (Executive Director, Americans for Divorce Reform)

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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