Episode 34

The Subconscious Identity Shifts that Happen Once You Say "I Do" and Expert Advice to Help You Manage Them - With Aleigh Huston-Lyons of Aisle Talk

Hello and welcome back to the show! This is show number 34 and today we're talking about something no one ever talks about and that is the identity shifts that happen once you get married. These are subconscious shifts that you may or may not realize are happening, and they can happen right away, or over time.

To help us learn more about these shifts and how to manage them is Aleigh Huston-Lyons, an Associate Therapist at Aisle Talk, one of the only - if not the only - boutique consultation and therapy practice that helps stress-out brides and grooms manage wedding stress so they can feel happy as they plan "The Happiest Day of Their Lives"

Today, Aleigh shares so much about how to prepare for your new role as husband or wife. She discusses:

  • How a married partnership is different from a dating partnership
  • Misconceptions couples have about what being married will look like, feel like, or be like
  • Challenges couples face when they transition from dating life to married life and how they can navigate those challenges...especially the challenges that come early on in marriage
  • Important questions couples need to ask each other, and themselves, to prepare for a successful partnership

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We'd love to know what changes you felt once you got married? What do you think marriage will be like, look like, feel like? What conversations have you had with your soon-to-be spouse as you enter into married life

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Felicia Zammit-McMann

Felicia is a former bride helping future brides plan their weddings in a fun and easy way - the way they should be - by sharing expert advice and personal anecdotes tackling couples most pressing and common wedding planning concerns and questions. She believes when you’re equipped with the right knowledge from the start, you’re better prepared to plan your wedding without the overwhelm and stress so many couples face.

In addition to hosting this awesome podcast, Felicia is the the owner and editor of Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley - a regional online wedding publication based in upstate New York and is a 2019 40 under 40 Honoree in her local county for the work she’s done supporting weddings and wedding vendors in her community.

Her tips and advice have been featured in prominent wedding industry publications including The Overwhelmed Bride, The Budget Savvy Bride, and the former Wedding Industry Education.

She holds and M.A. in Communications and a B.A. in Fashion Design. During her time as an undergrad she studied in London and apprenticed with luxury couture wedding dress designer, Phillipa Lepley.

Outside of weddings, Felicia is a life-long Disney fan. She got engaged there and honeymooned there. She loves the New York Yankees, loves to cook, has a serious soft spot for cats, and is a huge history buff!