In Marriage, prepare yourself for long stretches of discord, discomfort —Michelle Obama tells women
Michelle Obama, wife of former President of the United States, Barack Obama has advised ladies to be prepared for the discord and discomfort before marriage..
She made this known on her Instagram page on Friday. Michelle also spoke about her marriage with her husband.
She wrote, “As an adult, I’ve lived in a number of places, but as far as I’m concerned, I’ve only ever had one real home. My home is my family. My home is Barack.
”But here’s the thing—our marriage has never been perfectly 50-50. One of us is always needing more or giving more. We have to be willing to listen to each other, honestly and without defensiveness. Only then can we evolve together as an individual. Glamorizing a relationship while you’re dating will lead you straight to difficulty once you’re married. You can’t paper over problems when you’re living with someone day in and day out.
”So you’ve got to ask yourself: What are you trying to get out of this relationship? Have you truly thought it through? Do you want a wedding or do you want a lifelong partnership? Those are two very different things. Together, you are answering the question: Who are we and who do we want to be?.
”Now I want to hear from you. What advice would you share about marriage or relationships? #TheLightWeCarry”