Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The confetti has been swept up, the champagne has gone and the Duchess of Cambridge has a new husband, a new royal title and a new life to look forward to.
Yet after the pomp and pageantry of the most spectacular wedding of the 21st century so far, the future Queen could also be experiencing a niggling sense of disappointment. Like a growing number of brides, she may feel bewildered and somewhat deflated that her Big Day —admittedly bigger than most, with two billion spectators — is resigned to history.
As many as one in ten women is thought to suffer from some degree of post-nuptial depression in the wake of their wedding. Research by one U.S. psychologist found that 10 per cent of U.S. couples seek counselling suffering from symptoms including remorse, sadness or frustration. Meanwhile, relationship experts believe that the wedding blues hit a similar proportion of Britain’s 275,000 brides each year.
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