Michelle Says She And Barack Use Marriage Counseling And Wants Young Couples To Know It’s OK

“Marriage counseling for us was one of those ways where we learned to talk out our differences,” she told GMA.

Former first lady Michelle Obama has a message to all the young couples out there struggling in their relationship: don’t be afraid to ask for help.

In an interview with ABC's “Good Morning America,” Michelle Obama revealed she and Barack Obama have used marriage counseling to “talk out our differences” despite having a “phenomenal marriage.”

“I know too many young couples who struggle and think somehow, there’s something wrong with them,” she told GMA’s Robin Roberts. “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.”

Mrs. Obama knows young people often think that marriage is “supposed to be easy,” but she wants them to face the reality that there will be rough patches, she said.

“Marriage counseling for us was one of those ways where we learned to talk out our differences,” she added.

From her counseling sessions with her husband, she learned she could ask for help when she wasn’t feeling happy.

“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,” she said.

“I stopped feeling guilty,” she added.

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