My anniversary is coming up next Friday and I'm truly dreading it. Like you, my wedding was God awful. My wedding night was worse. The only good thing was the honeymoon in Hawaii.
Your article is spot on. I should have known all the answers to your questions before I got married. I should have seen a therapist and worked on all my issues and baggage before marrying anyone.
Currently, I am taking my time with getting back into the dating pool. My ex moved out of the house over a year ago--I haven't been on one date yet, and I'm okay with that. I think my marriage experience has left me feeling like I need to see who I am, what I like to do, how I enjoy spending time, and what I want to do next. A man might be in my future but I think I'll be ok even if one isn't.