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Barack Obama Talks Marriage Struggles, And It Is Everything

Barack Obama Talks Marriage Struggles, And It Is Everything

11/28/2020 4:11:00 PM

Barack Obama Talks Marriage Struggles, And It Is Everything

He talks about how he knew his decision to run for President affected her and the sacrifices she made.

shared an excerpt from his memoir and it shook me: there were nights lying next to Michelle in bed when he’d “think about those days when everything between us felt lighter, when her smile was more constant and our love less encumbered.”And he goes on to discuss how he was afraid those times were gone forever and they might not be able to get them back.

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Now, I realize he was the President and she was the First Lady, but if that doesn’t sound like real life, I don’t know what does.We’ve all had those nights, those times, when we are with someone we love and we feel the weight of the world and think back to when times were better and didn’t seem so stressful.

It could be after having kids, after getting a more stressful job, or losing a loved one. You might look at the person you are married to and long for those earlier days when things didn’t feel so complicated. It can be such a helpless feeling, and I think there are very few people who are masters at turning it around — it takes work, and it takes two people who are willing to do that work. headtopics.com

Obama says what kept him and Michelle going was communication and “fundamental love and respect for each other and prioritizing our kids.”What we can all take from Obama — someone who is so smart and distinguished — talking so candidly is this: we all struggle in our relationship regardless of what we do for a living or how we live our life. There is no perfect recipe. You have to realize there are going to be times when it doesn’t feel light and easy and instead of thinking it has to be the end. It

canbe, of course — in some cases it’s just time to call it quits. But if you feel like it’s an uphill battle, it helps to remember that no one has their shit together all the time.No one.We need to stop focusing on this fantasy that just because a relationship seems flawless to us, it is. We just don’t

seeanything but the good parts.We are all humans who will make mistakes and probably suck at our relationships during one time or another. Read more: Scary Mommy »

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