Michelle Obama in her own words
| Former first lady opens up with ABC’s Robin Roberts
| Good Morning America – Nov 11, 2018
| Transcript Highlights
ROBIN ROBERTS: There’re many things in reading that– your book that I don’t think I would ever imagine hearing from a first lady. Lust. You talked about lust for your man.
MICHELLE OBAMA: Uh-huh.
ROBIN ROBERTS: That’s not something you expect to hear or read from a first lady.
MICHELLE OBAMA: But it’s there. I don’t know what to tell you. It was– it was there. It still is. I love my husband a lot.
(Michelle Obama reading from her memoir, “Becoming”) “It turns out that even two committed go-getters with a deep love and robust work ethic can’t will themselves into being pregnant.”
MICHELLE OBAMA: I felt lost and alone. And I feel– I felt like I failed because I didn’t know how common miscarriages were because we don’t talk about ’em. We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow we’re broken.
MICHELLE OBAMA: 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. 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.
ROBIN ROBERTS: You write about at one point in your marriage that you and Barack went to marriage counseling. Why did you think it was important to share that?
MICHELLE OBAMA: And 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. 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 have a phenomenal marriage and who love each other, we work on our marriage. And we get help with our marriage when we need it … Read more. | VIDEO