We normally like to ignore the sad stories, focusing more on the happy, shiny and sparkly news and ideas on wedding dresses, bridal shoes and jewellery.
But after hearing over the weekend that two well-known ladies have recently called off their engagements, we thought this was something to look into.
Actress Ginnifer Goodwin and her fiancé Joey Kern – who she got engaged to in December after almost two years of dating – reportedly broke up a few weeks ago, but plan to remain friends.
Also calling time on her relationship last month is Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton who called off her engagement to US skateboarder Jesse Jenkins. The couple started dating in 2006 and have since had an on-off relationship before getting engaged last September on Fearne’s 29th birthday.
While both couples have released statements saying their “relationship came to a mutual end”, we still think it’s sad when this happens. It’s never easy to be in love with someone, but perhaps realise that it isn’t going to work in the future.
Then again, other times a little time and space for both parts to re-focus on their lives may just make them realise that the love they had was precious and worth saving, ending up with a stronger relationship than before.
We’d like to know what your experience is: have you ever called time on an engagement only to find back to your fiancé again, or did you move on to new adventures with someone else?