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Michelle Obama's Secret to a Strong Marriage Is Super Relatable

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Just last week, Michelle and Barack Obama celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary. They've frequently shared the choices they make every day to keep their long-lasting marriage strong, the former first lady just revealed another practice that adds to their bond. Funnily enough, it has to do with their living situation.

 

According to Michelle, there's one thing that she and her husband keep separate at home, Entertainment Tonight reports."One of the keys to a successful marriage is separate bathrooms," she told the hosts of the Today Show. "When he enters my bathroom sometimes I'm like, 'Why are you in here?' And he's like, 'I live here. Can I enjoy my bathroom too?'"

 

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In addition to sharing this particular piece of advice, Michelle also gave the audience a life update. "He's been good. We've both been busy. We're working on books, so that keeps us busy…And we've got kids in college. One kid in college [Malia]. One on the way [Sasha]. So we've got a senior in high school, so it's all the drama that goes with…senior year is quite intense because it's testing, it's applications, it's grades. So we are riding that wave with our seniors."

 

Of course, separate bathrooms aren't the only thing that make Michelle and Barack Obama's love story one of the greats. The couple is first to admit that marriage requires true effort on an emotional level. "Marriage is hard work. Even the best of marriages require a lot of work—even if you're married to your soulmate who has very few flaws," Michelle told Good Housekeeping in 2010. "Don't give up on it. Just understand that you're going along the path that everybody else goes on. Go in ready for the work."