posted on September 02, 2013 18:27 by
There are often times when I have to really stop myself from throttling my thirty something audience when I do relationship workshops to help them redefine the fairy tale happy ending they are all desperate to find. The urgency always comes from worrying about what other people think because being left on the shelf childless and on the heap, is a sad picture leaving these women miserable and desperate.
I had such a thirty something not long ago who told me she was desperate to find the Prince and get him down the aisle on the best day of her life, she wanted the fairy tale wedding. She went on to tell me with her mother she had prepared everything from picking out the church, the reception venue, the flowers, invites and the bridesmaids dresses, even admitting to buying herself the big white meringue dress, after falling in love with it.
Getting yourself the dress before you have met the groom or been asked to be married, is what I can only describe as tragic and terrible unwise council from a mother who should know better by giving her daughter some truthful advice about the realities of married life.