Carried out by a psychologist in California, the research revealed that 10% of newly married American couples seek counselling after experiencing feelings of depression, remorse, or frustration after getting married. It’s expected British couples also suffer from such feelings, with around 275,000 brides a year affected.
Many women reported feeling ‘flat’ or ‘deflated’ after the wedding festivities were over, and with the average wedding costing between £20,000 to £24,000, financial worries often contribute to the anxiety.
Often the problems will start on the honeymoon, as the adrenaline wears off and the pressure to have the perfect honeymoon can become too much, leading to arguments.
Oliver James, clinical psychologist said: “It is the Queen Bee syndrome. The only problem is that, much like after you’ve had a baby and people stop visiting just as the baby blues set in, so all the wedding attention disappears just when you need it most.”