MICHELLE OBAMA TALKS ABOUT WHAT IT TAKES TO STAY MARRIED.
By: The BE INSPIRED GLOBAL 4TH ESTATE - SEPTEMBER / 09 / 2020
Embarking on her 28th wedding anniversary with husband Barack Obama, Michelle Obama opened up concerning the amount of assiduous work that goes into maintaining a long-term relationship in her September 2nd episode of THE MICHELLE OBAMA PODCAST.
The former First Lady sat down with talk show host Conan O'Brian, who is celebrating his 18th year of marriage with wife Liza Powel O'Brian, to discuss the value in not quitting when the relationship gets tough.
In the first 30 seconds, the show opens with a snippet, that seemed to be the theme of what you'd expect to hear for the next 41 minutes.
M. Obama: "When we were engaged, I got mad at him about something and I took my engagement ring off and said, forget this, who needs this, and threw the ring." "I wasn't really throwing it out, I threw it where I knew it would go."
As Conan begins to laugh, Mrs. Obama proceeds to say,
"It was for effect."
Both O'Brian and Obama set their sites on past generations, and their roll in not schooling young people about the realities of making a marriage work.
“Young couples, they face these challenges and they’re ready to give up because they think they’re broken,” said Obama. "if I had given up on it, if I had walked away from it, in those tough times, then I would’ve missed all the beauty that was there as well,"
The former FLOTUS continued to add “You can’t Tinder your way into a long-term relationship."
O'Brian also added to the conversation saying that "Men come to a place in life when they know it's the perfect time, and God presents them with the perfect person."
Mrs. Obama reflected on the podcast shortly after the release saying, "Marriage can be one of the most foundational pieces of our identities—bringing us so much joy, meaning, and support every single day,” “But one thing is for sure: It also takes a lot of work; a lot of honesty with ourselves and our partner."