Obama’s three questions for potential life partners

Ex-POTUS shares advice for those who think they've found The One
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An article recently revealed Barack Obama’s questions for potential life partners There are only three in fact. The former president of the United States and his wife Michelle, were sweethearts since 1989. They are the epitome of happily married as far as we’re concerned.

Obama's three questions for potential life partners
A throwback picture from Reuters show the Obama’s at their 1992 wedding.
Obama's three questions for potential life partners
A Peter Souza photo from the White House shows Barack whispering to Michelle in 2011, at the UN General Assembly.

Law graduate Michelle Robinson was employed at a Chicago law firm as a marketing and intellectual property associate. She was assigned to an intern from Harvard Law – Barack Obama – in 1989. Their first date was a movie by Spike Lee.

Obama's three questions for potential life partners
A picture from the White House show the then first couple dancing during the Governors Ball in February 2009.

They were married in 1992, after a three-year courtship. The Obama’s raised two daughters – Sasha and Malia – and served in the White House for eight years. The couple is open to public displays of affection and everyone swoons over their social media postings to, and of each other.

Obama's three questions for potential life partners
At the 2009 Inauguration Day, Secret Service agents are seen averting their eyes as the Obamas share a private moment in this White House Flickr photograph.

While holding office, Obama’s former adviser, Dan Pfeiffer had made public that he was moving in with his girlfriend. Pfeiffer shares Obama dispensed some personal advice. Here are Obama’s questions for prospective life partners:

Obama's three questions for potential life partners
The Obamas hold hands during a formal event in March 2015, as seen in this White House photograph.

>> “Is she someone you find interesting?”

Be careful if it just physical attraction or temporary chemistry. Obama says considering this is the rest of your life, it is THIS person that you will spend the most time with. Staying interested, and interesting, is very crucial to a good relationship.

Obama's three questions for potential life partners
In 2012, at an Olympic basketball exhibition game the first couple smooch for the KissCam during a timeout as pictured by official White House photographer.

>> “Does she make you laugh?”

American writer Madeleine L’Engle Camp once said a good laugh heals a lot of hurts. Subscribing to these thought, laughter alleviates tough times and uplifts moments of stress. To familiarise with another’s sense of humour would also mean that you’ve been listening and observed their perspective of the world and what’s important to them.

Obama's three questions for potential life partners
Official White House photographer Pete Souza captures the most tweeted photo of all time of the Obamas in 2012.

>> “And I don’t know if you want kids, but if you do, do you think she will be a good mom?”

The point belying this particular question is if the person can be a good caregiver. Indeed, having kids is a personal choice. However, how one treats others in their surroundings – their compassion and empathy – say a lot about a person.

Obama's three questions for potential life partners
The Obamas share a fist-bump at an election night rally in June 2008 in this Getty Images by Scott Olson picture.

Upworthy‘s report quotes Obama as saying this too: “Life is long. These are the things that really matter over the long term.”

Obama's three questions for potential life partners
A Reuters picture displays the couple making funny faces as the car carrying Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip arrives at Winfield House in London, in 2011.

For the curious, Pfeiffer and his girlfriend Howli Jean Ledbetter moved in together in 2015. They were married in October 2016.

Obama's three questions for potential life partners
Pete Souza, from the White House, documents the Obamas watching fireworks from the roof of the White House on July 4, 2009.

While Obama’s questions for prospective life partners in love and marriage may sound elemental, doing due-diligence on them may unfold more than one can imagine.

 

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