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PWD: post-wedding depression. As my friends and family leave, and the flowers from my bouquet start to dry, I find myself feeling one of the biggest letdowns of my life. I start crying whenever I look at the ring box or other details from the wedding. It seems so weird to be struck with this sadness after such an unbelievably happy life event. I’m delighted about my marriage and my future with @rob.lea, but the stressful lead up to the wedding- and all the events this year- has taken me on some of the highest highs and lowest lows. I poured my heart and soul into planning my wedding. And it was everything I dreamed of and more. ⁣⁣Depression after big life events isn’t something we normally talk about. I want to continue to break the stigma of discussing mental health issues by sharing my own struggles with bouts of depression. I’m learning to navigate these ups and downs with exercise, self-compassion, acceptance and by staying busy. I give myself space to cry. And while talking about it, I’ve learned that so many other people have dealt with the same thing, and that makes me feel a little better. Thanks to those who love all parts of me- the happy Carolina and the sad one and everything in between. #carolineandrob2019Photo: @erinorthcutt

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