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Here's The Key Difference Between Cold Feet And Pre-Wedding Jitters

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 08.22.2016 | Weddings

It’s totally normal to have jitters before the wedding day, but cold feet are another thing entirely. This test by therapist Jennifer Gauvain, co-au...

Fear Is A Friend In Disguise

Sheryl Paul | Posted 08.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sheryl Paul

There's a common concept in our culture -- one that I've adopted myself at times -- that fear is our enemy. When we're caught in fear's offspring of a...

11 Confessions From Engaged People With Cold Feet

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.08.2016 | Divorce

Don’t be so quick to dismiss cold feet prior to a wedding: A 2012 study published in Journal of Family Psychology suggested that a bride having pre-...

'What If I'm Too Young?'

Sheryl Paul | Posted 08.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sheryl Paul

The spike of the week from my clients and readers who struggle with relationship anxiety comes in at: "What if I'm too young? What if I haven't met my...

4 Things Your Feet Tell You About Your Health

O, The Oprah Magazine | Pam Masin | Posted 02.15.2016 | OWN

Cold Feet Could be: Hypothyroidism Always reaching for socks? You may be suffering from hypothyroidism, a disorder in which the thyroid doesn't produc...

Jilted Bride Takes The High Road, Throws Reception For Homeless Women

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 01.20.2016 | Good News

When bride-to-be Dana Olsen's fiancé got cold feet and called off their wedding six weeks before they were to be married, she was understandably shoc...

A Bride's Tale of a Sexless, Sh*tshow of a Marriage -- The Grey Area Between Cold Feet and Doubt

Bitchless Bride | Posted 10.22.2016 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

Gimme my soapbox, because this girl is going to do a li'l bit of preaching today. And bridey, I'm not preaching about being a bitch while planning your wedding or the "five must-haves" for your perfect wedding day, because what I am about to share with you is much, much more important.

Are Your Hands Almost Always Cold? You Might Have Raynaud's Syndrome

Jill S. Brown | Posted 08.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

If you have severe Raynaud's you can talk to your doctor about medical treatments. Some medications can help widen the blood vessels like vasodilators and calcium channel blockers, while others medications may aggravate the situation.

Advice For A Doubtful Bride

Giulia Rozzi | Posted 07.28.2016 | Divorce
Giulia Rozzi

Since I wrote the article Seven Signs It's More Than Just Cold Feet and toured with my solo show Bad Bride I have received a number of emails from strangers asking for advice. I wanted to share one of those messages (edited for anonymity) and my reply because I think the conversation may be helpful for others that feel stuck in a relationship.

New Poll Shows Half Of Divorcés Had Pre-Wedding Jitters

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.11.2015 | Divorce

Don't be so quick to dismiss those pre-wedding jitters: A new survey suggests that cold feet could signal marital trouble down the road. U.K. law f...

8 Common Pre-Wedding Stressors And How To Avoid Them

Natasha Burton | Posted 10.21.2014 | Weddings
Natasha Burton

So many issues -- big and little -- crop up during this special (and stressful) time. To the point that you may find yourself wondering why in the heck you didn't just elope. But, do not fear: Wedding freak-outs happen to the best of us (er, all of us).

Love Is Not the Absence of Fear

Sheryl Paul | Posted 07.19.2014 | Weddings
Sheryl Paul

When we love another deeply, fear will rear its head. Designed to protect the vulnerable heart, fear is the sentry who guards the sacred entrances.

I'm Uncomfortable With Getting Married

Neal Samudre | Posted 07.05.2014 | Weddings
Neal Samudre

It's time to gauge the success of our relationships by how much we've changed for the better, not by how comfortable we are.

The Only Question to Ask When It Comes to Love

Maureen Anderson | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

My college boyfriend dropped quite the bombshell after we'd been dating for a few years. "Let's break up for a while," he suggested, "and see if we mi...

Are You Too Close for Sex?

Sheryl Paul | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Sheryl Paul

You can learn to love the one you're with and create a sex life and feeling of love based on closeness instead of distance and mystery. Despite what the popular culture says, it's entirely possible! And entirely wonderful.

3 Signs You Should Call Off The Wedding

Posted 12.02.2013 | Divorce

By Scott and Bethany Palmer, The Money Couple for YourTango.com Wedding planning -- and paying -- can be a nightmare. Who pays for this? Who buys t...

How to Relieve Engagement Anxiety

Sheryl Paul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Sheryl Paul

Like any process of self-growth and healing, working with the habitual patterns that keep us mired in negative stuck places is a practice.

WATCH: Why I Regret Marrying My Best Friend

Posted 08.13.2013 | Divorce

It's the perfect romantic comedy storyline: a girl falls in love with her best friend, they marry and live happily every after. But what if it doesn't...

When Love Is Longing

Sheryl Paul | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Sheryl Paul

We're wired to equate love with longing, which means that the only time we feel in love and certain is when our partner isn't fully available. We chase. We long. And then we think we're in love.

4 Signs You Have Cold Feet (And How To Cope)

Xochitl Gonzalez | Posted 08.27.2013 | Weddings
Xochitl Gonzalez

Since it's not like you can go on Web MD and search for "Cold Feet Symptoms", I thought I'd run through some questions to ask yourself in hopes that I may help you self-diagnose. Remember, I am not a doctor, just a wedding expert and former bride and wife.

A Watertight Marriage

Sheryl Paul | Posted 08.06.2013 | Weddings
Sheryl Paul

There are no rules or paradigms other than the ones that the two of you create and that work for your marriage. But if you're worried about following temptation, I would suggest creating a watertight marriage, which means not putting yourself in tempting situations.

Engagement Anxiety: When Friendships Fall Apart

Sheryl Paul | Posted 07.07.2013 | Weddings
Sheryl Paul

Weddings, like all transitions, are a weeding out process. At these breaking and renewal points where we're asked to shed what no longer serves us so that we can make room for the new identity and stage of life, we're given the opportunity to see ourselves and everyone we're close to under a microscopic lens.

How To Call Off Your Wedding

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.09.2013 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

He said "will you marry me?" and you said "Yes! Of course I will!" But what the heck do you do, six months later, when you're knee-deep in engagements gifts and RSVPs to your destination wedding and you find yourself not wanting to marry this person after all.

Falling Out of Love

Sheryl Paul | Posted 06.02.2013 | Weddings
Sheryl Paul

Perhaps it's not accurate to use the phrase "falling out of love" as the title of this post. It's more that we fall out of infatuation so that the work of learning about what it really means to be in love can begin.

The 5 Biggest Fears Couples Have Before Marriage

Sheryl Paul | Posted 05.27.2013 | Weddings
Sheryl Paul

If you take a look at the list of the top five marriage fears you'll see that they actually simmer down to one fear: the fear of loss.