It all started in 2010; and by 'it' I mean this blog
Getting married and moving house are supposed to be the most stressful things in life. I've never been married so I can't comment, but the two occasions I've bought (and sold) houses put years on me. Worth it in the end though. Hang in there John.
It's so stressful because it's completely out of your control, (even worse if you lose your perfect property.) Hope it works out soon and the perfect buyers come along.