Behind closed doors, things are generally different than they appear in public. It's like that for you and me, and it's certainly like that for pubic figures, like former First Lady Michelle Obama.
In a newly released memoir, "Becoming", Obama shares about her struggle to conceive her daughters, her IFV treatments, and her marriage counseling. While trying to get pregnant, Obama suffered suffered a miscarriage. Feeling like her biological clock was ticking, she used in vitro fertilization to conceive her two daughters.
“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 shared with Robin Roberts in an upcoming interview, reveals Entertainment Tonight. “We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow we’re broken."
"So that's one of the reasons why I think it's important to talk to young mothers about the fact that miscarriages happen,” she adds.
"I realized that as I was 34 and 35 that we had to do IVF," Obama says. "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."
Michelle Obama also shares how she and Barack had to learn how to communicate their different views. They started going to therapy and that was "one of those ways where we learned how to talk out our differences,” she says.
“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," she shares. "And we get help with our marriage when we need it.”
The former FLOTUS also shares how criticism during her husband's campaigns deeply affected her. “I was female, black and strong, which to certain people... translated only to ‘angry.’ It was another damaging cliché, one that’s been forever used to sweep minority women to the perimeter of every room," she writes in her book. "I was now starting to actually feel a bit angry, which then made me feel worse, as if I were fulfilling some prophecy laid out for me by the haters.”
But Obama remains angry at President Trump. She made headlines this week for writing in her book that she would "never forgive" Trump for inciting hatred against her family with the birth certificate rumor.
“[The accusations were] crazy and mean-spirited... its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed," she writes in her book. "But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks.”
“What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls? Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk," she accuses. "And for this, I’d never forgive him."
President Trump had his own retort to Michelle Obama, saying that he'd never forgive her husband "for what he did to our United States military by not funding it properly."
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