Michelle Obama Says Laughs Make Her Marriage Work (Are You Having Enough Fun Together?)

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michelle obama marriage adviceLast week at a White House luncheon First Lady Michelle Obama revealed a few secrets about what makes her marriage so solid. I’m absolutely loving what she had to say! In case you missed it she said:

On the key to a happy marriage: “A lot of laughing. I think in our house we don’t take ourselves too seriously, and laughter is the best form of unity, I think, in a marriage.”

On spending time together: “So we still find ways to have fun together, and a lot of it is private and personal. But we keep each other smiling and that’s good,”

On her man, the President: “[Barack is] very romantic. He remembers dates, birthdays. He doesn’t forget a thing, even when I think he is. I’ll have a little attitude. I give him a little attitude, but he always comes through.”

This advice comes from an iconic woman whose marriage is 19 years strong ladies! And I can’ lie, it makes me smile to read it because our relationship is all about having fun together. We can of course be serious when the time calls for it, but if we don’t have to, I can assure you we won’t be. I truly believe that laughing with and at each other is a key component of our happiness and a part of my marriage that I pray last forever. What exactly do we do to keep the laughs coming? Well we…

…never ever take ourselves too seriously. There’s no reason to be uptight about anything when you’re married. If something’s funny, we stop and take a moment to laugh about it. Even if we’re in the middle of what was a heated debate. If it’s funny, we laugh, end of story. (Sometimes even to the point of tears.)

…sometimes we make light of our shortcomings to take the pressure off. It sounds weird, I know, but if you think about it, it really isn’t. For example, I’m a horrible cook. My husband could tell me that outright after tasting a meal and then my feelings would be hurt and I’d obsess over getting it right the next time. Or, like The Man often does, he could joke that “I put my foot in it – literally” and the two of you could laugh it off instead. Which situation is easier to rebound from?

…unleash our silly sides every now and then. In our house this means pajama karaoke battles, food fights, and silly photo shoots. We figure if we are going to act like complete idiots, it might as well be in front of each other.

How do you keep the laughs going in your relationship? Come on, share the silly stories!

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5 Responses to Michelle Obama Says Laughs Make Her Marriage Work (Are You Having Enough Fun Together?)

  1. Tazzee says:

    We don’t do anything special to keep the laughs in our relationship – I guess we’re just silly like that.  Lately we’ve been able to get some good laughs watching the American Idol auditions. Sometimes our dog will do something and we laugh. Other times my husband will try to sing and we’ll laugh. I’ll get sensitive about something silly, he’ll make a joke about me being so sensitive and we laugh. Like you said – it helps if we don’t take ourselves too serious. It also helps that I love my husband’s laugh so if I can do something to get one out of him, I’m doing it.


    Stay Blessed!!!

  2. Every once in a while, hubby and I will spend a Friday or Saturday night at Dave & Busters. It allows us to unleash the kid inside since we're both generally very serious, non-playful people.
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  3. marie leslie says:

    We definitely laugh together. Our motto has long been: It could always be worse. We try our best to look at the bright side of things (but we're not Pollyana's), we LOVE to spend time together and we talk about everything.

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  5. nadiryaqoob says:

    cute couple. osama wife use facial cream to look pretty :p

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