Michelle Obama insists her marriage to former President of the U.S. Barack Obama is far from perfect.
The former First Lady, who will celebrate her 28th wedding anniversary with Barack next month, speaks candidly about the up and downs of her marriage with guest Conan O’Brien on the latest instalment of The Michelle Obama Podcast.
“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,” she says. “And these periods can last a long time. They can last years.”
Michelle goes on to explain that people should view searching for a partner like assembling an all-star basketball team – meaning they should ideally pick the absolute best person to be with.
“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,” she shares.
“What you’re supposed to say, is, ‘I have married LeBron. My version of LeBron’.”
The Becoming author also stresses the importance of giving yourself time to see the person you’re dating “in an array of situations,” and insists, “You can’t Tinder your way into a long-term relationship.”
“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 adds.