You want to think that all you feel after getting engaged is a sense of completeness, of satisfaction, and of exhilaration. On paper, this engagement should be a good thing. You’ve been dating your fiancé for a while. Your family loves him and his family loves you. You’re of “the age” to marry (though I’ll argue there is no such thing—it’s never too late to find love!). So then why do you find yourself, a few days after all the excitement of posting those engagement photos has worn down, feeling a sense of panic? You might feel suddenly very emotionally distant and mentally disconnected from the man whom you felt completely in sync with just a few days ago. What’s that about? Does that mean this engagement was a mistake? Not necessarily. But it could mean there are some things you should work out before the actual wedding day. Here are possible reasons you’re regretting getting engaged.
It’s too soon
Maybe you got engaged too soon. We’re flooded with these ideas of when it’s time to get married. If you’ve been dating for a few years, then maybe everyone has been asking, “When will you two get married already?” Everyone else seemed to think it was time so…you got engaged. But every couple progresses at their own rate. Outsiders shouldn’t have influence.