Often in life, someone is waiting for permission to do something. Sometimes they don’t know they are waiting for permission, but that’s what it boils down to. Often they have been told they should not do something, by someone, at some point in the past, and unconsciously they are still following the limit. Never mind the limit was valid in the past due to age, or still living at home with mom and dad, or being single – conditions no longer true. Never mind the limit may well have been overly harsh or completely wrong when imposed.
Where are you waiting for permission? Where is your bride waiting for permission? Maybe a good discussion of this is in order?