Michelle Obama talks on family big struggles, reveals bigs in an interview.
In a recent interview with ABC News anchored by Robin Roberts, aired on Friday, Michelle Obama revealed some big family struggles, which she and her husband, Barack Obama had in the past, how she had struggled to begot two of her children and had a miscarriage one time.
Roberts reported that Michelle had gotten pregnant and then suffered a miscarriage.
“I felt lost and alone and I felt like I failed because I didn’t know how common miscarriages were because we don’t talk about them,” Obama said in the exclusive interview with Roberts. “We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow we’re broken.”
She also told Roberts that she had two of her daughters, Malia, 20, and Sasha, 17, through in-vitro fertilization.
“That’s one of the reasons why I think it’s important to talk to young mothers about the fact that miscarriages happen and the biological clock is real because egg production is limited and I realized that as I was 34 and 35. We had to do IVF,” she told Roberts. “I think it’s the worst thing that we do to each other as women—not share the truth about our bodies and how they work and how they don’t work.”
She revealed that counseling was the way out to keep their 26 years relationship intact, at a point she and her husband had to go for counseling even at the toughest times when schedules were eating deep also the fact that she had prioritized her needs.
Why? “For those young people out there who think that marriage is supposed to be easy,” Michelle said in the interview. “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 and I started working out more, I started asking for help—not just from him, but from other people. I stopped feeling guilty. It’s important for me to take care of myself—that’s not on Barack,” she told Roberts.
“I know too many young couples who struggle and think that somehow there’s something wrong with them and I want them to know that Michelle and Barack Obama, who has a phenomenal marriage and who love each other—we work on our marriage and we get help with our marriage when we need it.” Eonline.