Michelle Obama’s surprising marriage confession
The former First Lady of the United States has revealed that her and husband Barack Obama, who many look at as the pinnacle of a stable relationship, went through marriage counselling in a candid interview.
The 54-year-old sat down with Good Morning America and said that her relationship with Barack is like any other marriage.
“I know too many young couples who struggle and think there’s something wrong with them and I want them to know that Michelle and Barack Obama, who have a phenomenal marriage and love each other, we work on our marriage,” she said to interviewer Robin Roberts.
Michelle and Barack, who met for the first time at a law practice they were both working at, credit marriage counselling for teaching them ways to take care of themselves and each other.
“Marriage counselling for us was one of those ways where we learned how to talk out our differences. What I learnt about myself was my happiness was up to me,” she told Roberts.
The full interview aired on Tuesday this week on Good Morning America and was the same day Michelle’s first book, Becoming, was released.
The memoir is an inside look into the life of the former First Lady as she shares her struggles and triumphs throughout her life.
One particular struggle was the difficulty she faced when trying to conceive before welcoming her two daughters Malia and Sasha.
“We were trying to get pregnant and it wasn’t going well,” she writes in her book, according to The Associated Press.
“We had one pregnancy test come back positive, which caused us both to forget every worry and swoon with joy, but a couple of weeks later I had a miscarriage, which left me physically uncomfortable and cratered any optimism we felt.”
But the couple soon had Malia and Sasha with the help of IVF.
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