Former President of the United States, Barack Obama, in his soon to be released 768 page memoir ‘’A Promised Land,’’ revealed that the job of being the first citizen of the world’s most powerful nation had a great toll on his marital life. Obama who made history in 2008 as the first black man to become President of America said he had to deal with issues behind the scenes especially owing to the fact that family and friends treated his first lady, Michelle, as secondary in importance to him. The now 28-year-old marriage was not all rosy during their time at the White House.
I continued to sense an undercurrent of tension in her, subtle but constant, like the faint thrum of a hidden machine
Obama, 59, disclosed that Michelle, mother to Malia, 22, and Sasha, 19, was subject to ‘’scrutiny and attacks,’’ despite the amplification of her duties as first lady.
It was as if, confined as we were within the walls of the White House, all her previous sources of frustration became more concentrated, more vivid, whether it was my round the clock absorption with work, or the way politics exposed our family to scrutiny and attacks, or the tendency of even friends and family members to treat her role as secondary in importance
The 44th President of the United States revealed that he was troubled and would lay awake at night close to Michelle, 58, wondering if they would ever be back to when things ‘’felt lighter’’ between them.
Obama’s all-revealing memoir would be available for sale on November 17.
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