What Michelle Obama Recently Shared About Her Marriage Can Help Other Women Fare Better In Theirs

Former US First Lady, Michelle Obama has revealed that her marriage experienced some difficult periods especially after they had their girls. The mum-of-two made the disclosure over the weekend when she joined ace broadcaster, Oprah winfrey in New York for her 2020 Vision Your Life In Focus Tour.

Michelle spoke about everything from her time in the White House to her marriage to the former president but it is what she said she learnt in the course of her marriage that’s got the attention of many women. Michelle revealed that she attended therapy sessions before she realized that it was not the duty of her husband, Barack Obama, to make her happy.

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Mrs Obama went on to reveal that she stopped expecting her husband to make her happy because she realized that no one could but herself.

“It taught me that I was responsible for my own happiness. I did not marry Barack for him to make me happy. No one can make me happy.

If I am going to show up equal in this partnership, I have to be able to make myself happy,

and so I had to stop focusing on what he was not doing and start thinking about how to carve out the life that I wanted for myself, with or without Barack”

she said.

The former First Lady stated that her marriage was built on friendship and that she always reminded herself to stick by the man she married.

“We went through a tough time, we did some hard things together. But now we are out on the other end and I can look at him and I still recognise my husband. He is still the man I fell in love with,”

Michelle added.

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