Barack Obama is praised by millions of people across the globe for many things, however, the former US President is now being hailed as an incredible relationship guru!
Former Senior Advisor to the Obama administration Dan Pfeiffer recently revealed Obama’s wisdom about relationships in his book ‘Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump.’
Amanda Litman, the author of Run For Something, was recently reading Pfeiffer’s New York Times bestseller when she came across the sweet passage.
Litman shared the nugget of wisdom on Twitter and wrote: ‘Barack Obama’s relationship advice to @danpfeiffer is better than 99% of the advice columns on the Internet.’
Pfeiffer wrote in his book: ‘Obama was always very proud of the hundreds of relationships that had sprung from his campaigns and his administration.’
And when the former President came to know that Pfeiffer was thinking about moving in with Howli, his future wife, Obama congratulated him and gave him a piece of advice.
‘Here’s the advice I give everyone about marriage,’ Obama said, before describing the 3 important questions a person should ask him or herself before marrying someone.
‘Is she someone you find interesting? You will spend more time with this person than anyone else for the rest of your life, and there is nothing more important than always wanting to hear what she has to say about things.’
Second, he said: ‘Does she make you laugh?’
And third, he asked: ‘I don’t know if you want kids, but if you do, do you think she will be a good mom?’
‘Life is long,’ Obama said to him. ‘These are things that really matter over the long term.’
When Pheiffer replied that Howli meets all three requirements, Obama said, ‘Sounds like she’s the one. Lucky you.’
Obama isn’t just good at giving relationship advice, he himself has been very successful at it. This October, he will be celebrating his 26 years of marriage to Michelle.
The couple still seems to be very much in love ever since they laid eyes on each other, 29 years ago. They first met in the summer of 1989 at the Chicago law firm Sidley Austin LLP. Michelle, then 25, was assigned to be Barack’s mentor, who was 28 and had just graduated from Harvard.
‘Barack, about a month in, asked me out, and I thought no way. This is completely tacky,’ Michelle told ABC News.
Eventually, she said yes and they dated for 2 years before he finally proposed to her.
‘We were at a restaurant having dinner to celebrate the fact that he had finished the bar,’ Michelle said. ‘And that was supposedly the reason. And then the waiter came over with the dessert and a tray. And there was the ring. And I was completely shocked.’
The couple tied the knot on October 3, 1992. ‘Barack didn’t pledge riches, only a life that would be interesting. On that promise he delivered,’ she said.
‘Twenty five years later, we’re still having fun, while also doing the hard work to build our partnership and support each other as individuals,’ Michelle wrote on Instagram this year.
‘I can’t imagine going on this wild ride with anybody else.’