Michelle Obama has shared some details about the struggles she experienced with former United States President, Barack Obama.
In an exclusive interview with People Magazine, Michelle explained that even though she and her husband seem to be the perfect couple, things are not always so good on the inside. However, the couple was not afraid to seek help whenever they need to.
While bringing some of that out in the open in her book, Becoming, Michelle shared that being a role-model couple was what made it even more important to them that they had to be honest with each other when things were not working.
If you’re in a marriage and there are times you want to leave, that’s normal — because I felt that way.
She revealed that there were certain moments in her marriage when she had considered leaving Barack but, ultimately, she never gave up.
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.’
Other revelations made in her book
Michelle Obama was more candid in her newly released book than she had probably ever been before. She opened up about a lot of things, including her life as a wife, a mother and even as First Lady. In an interview with Good Morning America, she shed light on a few points that are covered in the book.
While talking about the challenges she and the former president faced, she revealed to GMA that counseling was very important to help them communicate better. One of the difficulties they experienced was when they struggled to get pregnant.
Michelle explained that she suffered a miscarriage and was only able to conceive their two daughters, Malia and Sasha, via IVF.
Being a mom came with its own challenges, however, because Michelle soon had to struggle with finding the balance between her husband's and own high-powered careers and the stress of being new parents. At the end of the day, the former FLOTUS learned a valuable lesson about making marriage work. She said on GMA:
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.
Also in her memoir, Michelle Obama reflects on other aspects of her life, including her childhood, her years as a successful executive, her experience in the White House, motherhood and more.