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You can’t tell it from this photo, but Barack woke up on our wedding day in October, 1992 with a nasty head cold. Somehow, by the time I met him at the altar, it had miraculously disappeared and we ended up dancing almost all night. Twenty five years later, we’re still having fun, while also doing the hard work to build our partnership and support each other as individuals. I can’t imagine going on this wild ride with anybody else.
At a certain point the marriage of Michel and Barack was under an enormous amount of pressure, so the couple sought out to seek help. Marriage counseling seemed to be their best option.
Michelle: "Marriage counseling for us was one of those ways where we learned how to talk out our differences. What I learned about myself was that my happiness was up to me. This was my pivot point. My moment of self-arrest."
Not only did this moment help their marriage. It was a turning point for Michelle as well. Not only did she start working out more and learned to ask for help, but she also stopped feeling guilty all the time as well.
"It's important for me to take care of myself," she said. "That's not on Barack."