Dan Pfeiffer, Barack Obama’s former communication director, wrote about relationship advice he received from the former president in his new book.
Obama reportedly recommended Pfeiffer ask three questions to help him recognize if his significant other was truly “the one.”
According to Obama, it’s incredibly important that you find your partner interesting because they’re the person you will spend most of your time with for the rest of your life.
After being happily married for 25 years, Barack Obama seems to know a thing or two about what makes relationships last. And according to Dan Pfeiffer, Obama’s former communication director, the president had no problems sharing advice with members of his staff.
In Pfeiffer’s new book, Yes We (Still) Can, he recounts receiving sage advice from the former president right before he decided to move in with his then-girlfriend, Howli Ledbetter, back in 2015.
Obama asked Pfeiffer if his girlfriend was “the one” and told Pfeiffer the three questions to ask yourself before settling down with a significant other.
“Here’s the advice I give everyone about marriage — is she someone you find interesting?” Obama asked according to Pfeiffer. “You will spend more time with this person than anyone else for the rest of your life, and there is nothing more important than always wanting to hear what she has to say about things.”
Barack Obama’s relationship advice to @danpfeiffer is better than 99% of the advice columns on the Internet. pic.twitter.com/AumDz0M8fY
— Amanda Litman (@amandalitman) June 22, 2018
Obama second question? He told Pfeiffer to ask himself if his partner made him laugh. And then he dug into a more serious query.
“And I don’t know if you want kids, but if you do, do you think she will be a good mom?” Obama allegedly asked while pulling up to Air Force One with Pfeiffer. “Life is long. These are the things that really matter over the long term.”
Being asked those personal questions would be stressful for anyone in a relationship, but coming from the president those questions must have seemed monumental. Luckily for Pfeiffer, he already knew the answers.
“Howli is incredibly interesting, funnier than I am, and will be a phenomenal mom,” Pfeiffer remembered telling Obama.
Upon exiting the limo and heading towards his plane, Obama left Pfeiffer with words of encouragement.
“Sounds like she’s the one. Lucky you,” Pfeiffer recalled the …read more
Source:: Business Insider