Michelle Obama has revealed what she was thinking after Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration in January 2017.
The former first lady was a guest on Jimmy Fallon’s ‘The Tonight Show’ on Tuesday, December 18. During the show, Fallon asked Mrs Obama what she was thinking as she boarded Air Force One with her husband, Barack Obama, following the inaguration.
Michelle immediately replied:
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Michelle’s reply was met with rapturous applause and cheers from the audience and a drum roll from the talk show’s resident band The Roots.
A lot was going on that day. That was a day.
While discussing her book Becoming with Fallon, Mrs Obama also spoke about the fact that she and her husband had previously been through marriage counselling. She explained that all marriages require dedication and commitment, regardless of how happy they may seem from the outside.
I want young people to know that marriage is work, even the best marriages require work.
Michelle said she had initially decided to take her husband to marriage counselling in order to iron out his shortcomings, as opposed to seeking guidance for their marriage together. But, she soon realised that both of them had a responsibility to work on their relationship.
The mother-of-two said:
I was one of those wives who thought, ‘I’m taking you to marriage counselling so you can be fixed, Barack Obama.’ Because I was like, ‘I’m perfect.’ I was like, ‘Dr X. please fix him.’
And then our counsellor looked over at me. I was like, ‘What are you looking at? I’m perfect.’
Marriage counselling was a turning point for me understanding that it wasn’t up to my husband to make me happy.
That I had to learn how to fill myself up and have to put myself higher on my priority list.
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