Charlotte tells her not to, that "Big has been weird about marriage for years. The ensuing publicity of her engagement blows up her small wedding to a big affair, which makes Big uncomfortable. Carrie goes to Charlotte's after the aborted wedding. Samantha and Miranda work to buy Carrie's apartment back. Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte turn up to surprise Carrie, having been called by Big. Want up-to-the-minute entertainment news and features? At one time, something meant the beginning of retirement—working less, spending more time on your hobbies, with your friends, who like you were sliding into a more leisurely lifestyle. Carrie is furious that she'd kept a secret from her, and that she ruined her marriage. Carrie asks that she doe the same for Steve. Carrie eventually comes out of her shell and wants to return to New York. Carrie searches her correspondence and finds in Louise's personal assistant file that he has sent her dozens of emails, letters copied from the book she read him before their wedding, culminating with one of his own where he apologizes for screwing up and promises to love her forever. On Valentine's Day, Carrie and Miranda have dinner, where she tells Miranda that the article made her realize that she had become so consumed with the wedding that it was not about her and Big anymore, it was all about her. At one time, something meant the beginning of retirement—working less, spending more time on your hobbies, with your friends, who like you were sliding into a more leisurely lifestyle. In talking with Big about the impending move, Carrie offers to sell her own apartment to pay for the penthouse. Later, Charlotte has a surprise encounter with Big that leaves her so outraged that her water breaks.