Nov 12, 2018 by Shehera Vega Sánchez

Michelle Obama: 'I Learned My Happiness Was Up To Me'

Michelle Obama's marriage has had its ups and downs. In her newest book, 'Becoming,' the former First Lady lets us in on her marital problems and the lessons she learned from overcoming those struggles. In an interview with ABCNews, she already revealed a little bit.

Michelle thinks it's important for others to know about the struggles she and her husband had. "I know too many young couples who struggle and think that somehow there's something wrong with them," she explains. "And I want them to know that Michelle and Barack Obama, who have a phenomenal marriage and who love each other, we work on our marriage. And we get help with our marriage when we need it."

Marriage Counseling
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."

"It's important for me to take care of myself"

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."

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