Michelle Obama Opens up about Seeking Marriage Counselling in pastNovember 13, 2018 12:33
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Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama opened up about her nearly three decades long married life with husband Barack Obama, former President of the U.S., during an interview with PEOPLE.
Michelle revealed that the couple had sought marriage counseling in the past. "Because we're role models, it's important for us to be honest and say, if you're in a marriage and there are times you want to leave, that’s normal, because I felt that way," she said.
"There were definitely times when I wished things were different. But I don't think I ever thought, I'm just checking out of this," PEOPLE quoted the former first lady as saying.
Speaking about her experience with marriage counseling, Michelle explained that she learned to take control of her own happiness.
"Marriage counseling, for us, was one of those ways where we learned to talk out our differences. What I learned about myself was that my happiness was up to me and I started working out more, I started asking for help, not just from him but from other people," she said.
When it comes to experiencing a settled married life, it looks like Michelle has got it all figured out.
In October this year, Michelle had disclosed that separate bathrooms are crucial to a happy marriage life. "One of the keys to a successful marriage is separate bathrooms. When he (Barack Obama) enters my bathroom sometimes I'm like, 'Why are you here?' And he's like, 'I live here, can I enjoy my bathroom too?'" she said.
The former first couple got engaged in 1991 and soon tied the knot on October 3, 1992. On October 3 they celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary. They have two daughters- Malia Ann Obama and Sasha Obama.