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The former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama dropped a bombshell earlier this month when she revealed that she couldn’t stand the first decade of her marriage with former President Barack Obama.

The former First Lady sat down for an interview with Revolt TV to discuss her new book: “The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times.”

Mrs. Obama went on to explain that the release of her new book terrified her: “I think there are a lot of young people who look at famous people and think that we don’t experience those doubts… but before I put something important out into the world, I am nervous.”

The nearly two-hour interview then turned on to her marriage in which she stated that she couldn’t stand the 44th president in the early part of her marriage: “People think I’m being catty for saying this: it’s like, there were 10 years where I couldn’t stand my husband.”

“And guess when it happened? When those kids were little,” she continued, adding that little kids “have demands. They don’t talk. They’re poor communicators. They cry all the time. They’re irrational. They’re needy. And you love them more than anything. And so you can’t blame them. So you turn that ire on each other.”


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“For 10 years while we’re trying to build our careers and worrying about school and who’s doing what and what, I was like, ‘Argh, this isn’t even!’ And guess what? Marriage isn’t 50/50, ever. Ever,” Obama emphasized, as reported by The Daily Wire. “There are times I’m 70, he’s 30. There are times he’s 60, 40. But guess what? Ten years. We’ve been married 30. I would take 10 bad years over 30 — it’s just how you look at it. People give up — ‘Five years; I can’t take it.’”

In addition to commenting on her husband, she also spent a substantial amount of the interview speaking about how she raised her kids, Sasha and Malia.

“Motherhood, it’s that push and pull of how do I protect my child – and we feel this until they are up, forever,” the mother of two explained. “How do I let them go so they can have these experiences? Get bumped in the head, walk off the cliff, and walk into a wall. This is the hardest part about parenting is letting them grow up and make mistakes and be out there.”

“When we were in the White House with my girls, they could have been as sheltered and protected as anybody,” she continued. “But I had to think about what’s going to happen when these eight years are over. How are they going to exist in the world? So I had to get them out of this comfort zone now. I had to make sure that they are living even in their abnormal world.”

While Michelle Obama faces the same parenting struggles raising her two daughters as every American, the insight she provided into her marriage is something that most Americans don’t often see from the Obamas.

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