Ex-First Lady Michelle Obama opened up on her podcast just recently. With a 28th wedding anniversary only weeks away she shared some interesting stuff.
“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. And these periods can last a long time. They can last years,” Mrs. Obama announced.
“You want LeBron [James]. You don’t want the guy, third row on the bench, who didn’t make the team, but we often don’t think about that,” Mrs. Obama added, offering advice by likening the process to building a basketball team.
“What you’re supposed to say is, ‘I have married LeBron. My version of LeBron.’”
And further explained, “If you’re looking at a team, the people you want to win with, then number one, you want everybody on your team to be strong, right?”
“You don’t want any weak links, you don’t want somebody that you can dominate, also, if you’re on a team, you’ve got to be able to do everything — especially in basketball, it’s like, you would never pick somebody that says, ‘I only dribble. I don’t shoot, I don’t defend, I just dribble.’”
Then declared, “And I just want to say, look, if that breaks a marriage, then Barack and I have been broken off and on, throughout our marriage, but we have a very strong marriage.”
Plus expressed, “And if I had given up on it, if I had walked away from it, in those tough times, then I would’ve missed all the beauty that was there as well.”
In addition, “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.”
She advised that people “can’t Tinder your way into a long-term relationship.”