President Obama: Marriage Counselor

Posted Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Divorce and Marriage, Humor?, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

If Barack Obama loses the 2012 presidential election, I think the man may have found his next calling: marriage counselor.  As quoted by Maureen Dowd in today’s New York Times:

Everybody cannot get 100 percent of what they want. Now, for those of you who are married, there is an analogy here. I basically let Michelle have 90 percent of what she wants. But, at a certain point, I have to draw the line and say, “Give me my little 10 percent. ”

It appears like he understands modern marriage.


3 thoughts on President Obama: Marriage Counselor

  1. Jill says:

    Greg, I trust your implication is that this is a Woody Allen type moment, in that each partner in a marriage feels s/he is giving up 90%!

    1. Jill:

      That would certainly be a woman’s perspective. It might even be an accurate perspective. As a married man, I have no further comment.

  2. ed hawkins says:

    I think Mark Twain was more accurate. He said that he and his wife discuss a matter thoroughly, then they compromise and do what his wife wants.

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