Former President Barack Obama opens up about his 8 years in office in an upcoming memoir called “A Promised Land” … and he admits the presidency took a toll on wife Michelle.
In his new 768 page reveals how being the leader of the US took a toll on his now 28 year marriage to wife Michelle, 56.
Obama said that behind the scenes, friends and even family treated her as “secondary” in importance to him.
“Despite Michelle’s success and popularity, I continued to sense an undercurrent of tension in her, subtle but constant, like the faint thrum of a hidden machine,”.
“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.”
Obama admitted that he often wondered whether he and Michelle would ever be able to reignite the flames of their younger days as a couple. “Lying next to Michelle in the dark, I’d think about those days when everything between us felt lighter, when her smile was more constant and our love less encumbered, and my heart would suddenly tighten at the thought that those days might not return,” he continued.
Barack Obama’s memoir A Promised Land becomes available for sale on Nov. 17.