On the new episode of Michelle Obama’s podcast on Spotify, she talks about relationships. The former first lady is about to celebrate her wedding anniversary with her husband Barack Obama. They have been married for 28 years.
The episode was focused on issues that arise in relationships and how all relationships need hard work to maintain it. She collaborated with Conan O’Brien.
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Last week on The #MichelleObamaPodcast, Conan and I reflected on our marriages. This relationship can be one of the most foundational pieces of our identities—bringing us so much joy, meaning, and support every single day. But one thing is for sure: It also takes a lot of work; a lot of honesty with ourselves and our partners. That’s one thing I’ve learned. I’d love to hear some of the things you’ve learned about marriage and about yourself. Let me know in the comments. ❤
Michelle expressed the issues that she has had in her marriage and how difficult maintaining marriage is. She focused on the thought of not giving up when things get hard.
Young couples, they face these challenges and they’re ready to give up because they think they’re broken.
Michelle told O’Brien that honesty in a relationship is extremely important “But one thing is for sure, It also takes a lot of work; a lot of honesty with ourselves and our partners. That’s one thing I’ve learned,” said Michelle. She also expressed the rough aspects of her relationship especially after in 2018, she opened up to People that she wanted to show people that no relationship is perfect.
There were times that I wanted to push Barack out of the window. And I say that because it’s like, you’ve got to know the feelings will be intense. But that doesn’t mean you quit, these periods can last a long time. They can last years.
The internet was not on the same page with Michelle when she expressed her thoughts on Tinder relationships.
There’s no magic way to make that happen except getting the basics of finding somebody, being honest about wanting to be with them, to date them seriously, to plan on making a commitment, to date them, seeing where it goes, and then making it happen. You can’t Tinder your way into a long-term relationship.
After People tweeted the podcast, people started rejecting the comment.
Being an expert in YOUR relationship does not make you an expert in ALL relationships pic.twitter.com/YzFHbAyrmC
— Philip Ellis (@Philip_Ellis) September 8, 2020
Actually, @MichelleObama, you stand corrected. My husband and I met through Tinder over 6 years ago and have been happily married for 4 years. You are not an authority on relationships or how they should or should not come about.
— Amanda McGary (@a_mcgary) September 7, 2020
I love you Michelle, but I met my sole mate on Tinder. & It’s our 1 year anniversary on the 23rd. ☺️? pic.twitter.com/xy8y08AIvI
— Ben (@hellaradbenj) September 8, 2020
How can anyone tell someone else where to find love? What works for one may not work for another and vice versa. To each their own and may we all find our love of a lifetime! ?
— Tina Hamilton (@LoveyStar) September 7, 2020