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02nd Dec 2019

Michelle Obama just shared some relationship advice we all need to listen to

Olivia Hayes

We bet one special person just popped into your head right now.

Michelle and Barack Obama have always been goals. As cringey as it sounds, there’s no other way to put it. They endlessly hold each other up and support each other – and it shows.

From sentimental social media posts to backing the other person and encouraging them in all their endeavours, their 27-year marriage lasted two terms in the While House with two beautiful children.

Michelle had a keynote conversation with CBS anchor Gayle King during the Essence Festival in New Orleans this weekend and came out with some sound relationship advice we should all listen to.


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“Marriage is a choice you make every day,” she said. “You don’t do it because it’s easy. You do it because you believe in it. You believe in the other person.

“And ladies and gentleman, that’s why it’s so important to marry somebody that you respect,” Michelle continued.

“It’s important to marry somebody who is your equal, and to marry somebody and to be with somebody who wants you to win as much as you want them to win.”

The former First Lady then compared marriage to playing a game together – you both have to be in it to win it.

“My husband is my teammate. If we are going to win this game together, he has to be strong and he has to be okay with me being strong.

“I do not want a weak player on my team, nor does he. But sometimes, we accept weak in one another because it feels easy. And be cautious of the man or woman who wants just the easy person.”

Some pretty sage advice right there.