Monday, March 1, 2010

Origins of Bridezilla

Wedding planning can be stressful. But, of course, you know that. What I think is expressed less often is that it can be hurtful—there are miscommunications, unmet expectations, and conflicts over all the decisions to be made, not to mention the heightened sensitivity because of the stress that makes you more susceptible to hurt feelings.
It was in a moment of hurt and frustration that it occurred to me why some women become “bridezilla”. After all, our anger and controlling behaviors typically stem from unhealed hurts. So, if the hurts that happen in the midst of wedding planning fester, then a bride becomes more reactive—more controlling…and hence….bridezilla.

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