Wisely Wed in the Press
Before 'I do'
The Boston Globe
"If the answer to the proposal is "Yes," in steps Licht, who advises loving couples to face up quickly to the hazards that can wreck a wedding or the marriage afterward.
She's seen it all: the Boston bride who feared walking down the aisle, the alcoholic Brighton mom who threatened to ruin the reception, the overcritical Brookline groom whom the bride eventually dumped (she's now married to a "real sweetheart," Licht says).
Wedding Experts: The Therapist
Boston Magazine Weddings
"I never suggest dumping everything out on the table at once. You have to feel ready to talk about issues that are painful--whether they're hurtful memories, or things you're not quite sure your partner will accept. And that happens on your own time. I encourage people to share something serious beforehand, if it makes sense to do that. My goal is to help people develop their own sense of judgment. Often there are already red flags about a serious issue (an addiction or major debt, for instance), and on some level the partner knows an issue exists. It's going to come up one way or another. Better to discuss it..."
Engaged & Scared If Your Parents’ Divorce Was Ugly!
“You may be madly in love, eager to tie the knot and make a home with your cherished partner. Then the ring is on your finger and you freeze. Something powerful takes over. How can you wish for happily-ever-after when deep down inside you fear the worst, getting divorced just like mom and dad?”
In Session: Mother-in-Law Management
The Wedding Yentas
"We wanted to alleviate concerns and empower couples, which is why we’ve asked Boston-area licensed therapist, Mimi Licht, to contribute her expertise on the age-old relationship between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law."
Getting Hitched Without a Hitch
LDS Living Magazine
"What happens is that newlyweds sometimes feel that they've lost freedom as individuals, the truth is that learning to be a married couple includes learning how to keep separate time for themselves."
Marriage & Money: Engaged and Unemployed
Modern Bride Finance Guide
"Job loss may be the first big problem you face as to-be-weds. Mimi Licht, wedding therapist says a little love and support for each other can go a long way to ensuring that you weather this "for richer or poorer" moment--and any others that come your way."