DiscoverOn Purpose with Jay ShettyMichelle Obama: How to Stay with Your Partner When They Are Changing & 4 Check-ins You Should Be Doing in Your Relationship
Michelle Obama: How to Stay with Your Partner When They Are Changing & 4 Check-ins You Should Be Doing in Your Relationship

Michelle Obama: How to Stay with Your Partner When They Are Changing & 4 Check-ins You Should Be Doing in Your Relationship

Update: 2024-01-0823
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Do you want to learn how to strengthen your relationship over time? 


Do you want to have better communication and expectations with your partner? 


On this very special episode of On Purpose, Jay Shetty sits down with the former First Lady of the country, Michelle Obama. During Michelle’s time as First Lady, Michelle launched several initiatives, including "Let's Move!" which aimed to combat childhood obesity, and "Reach Higher," promoting higher education. Her memoir "Becoming," released in 2018, became one of the best-selling books of that year and took the world by storm. Today we sit down to talk about her most recent book, “The Light We Carry.” 


In this raw conversation, Michelle opens up about her thoughts on marriage, fame, and public service. She talks about the toxicity of social media and technology that affects our mental health and how to be open to the changes and possibilities people bring with them. She also talks about how negative news and social updates are affecting our society and the community we are in.


We also dive deep into relationships and  why we put so much pressure on our marriage, how to choose the right person for you and make the relationship work even when it isn’t perfect, and how to practice constructive arguments with your partner.


In this interview, you’ll learn:



  • How to think freely and independently

  • How to take care of your mental health

  • How to become a supportive partner

  • How deal with negativity

  • How to become an effective leader

  • How to make your marriage last  


Together we’ll learn how to find calm amid life's noise, give people the space to be seen and heard, and explore topics that resonate with the very fabric of our personal growth journey.


With Love and Gratitude,


Jay Shetty


What We Discuss:



  • 00:00 Intro

  • 01:18 What is the Best Part of Being You?

  • 02:16 What’s Your Longest Friendship?

  • 03:16 The Struggle of Leaving the People You Love Behind

  • 06:36 Be Open to the Possibilities of People

  • 11:36 What’s the Hardest Part of Being You?

  • 14:23 When You Lose a Piece of Yourself

  • 16:48 What Keeps You Up at Night?

  • 19:00 Allow Your Brain to Rest from the Noise

  • 24:26 Mindful Usage of Technology

  • 26:48 We Consume More Negative News Daily

  • 31:03 How Do You Sustain a Successful Relationship?

  • 35:33 The Non-Negotiables in Any Relationship

  • 37:08 You Are Responsible for Your Own Happiness

  • 42:50 What is Your Fight Style?

  • 48:42 Giving People Space to Be Seen and Heard

  • 53:15 What Offends You the Most?

  • 54:39 The Best Personal Growth Moments

  • 59:59 Conclusion with Michelle Obama


Episode Resources:


See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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همسفر | Hamsafar

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Jan 8th
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Michelle Obama: How to Stay with Your Partner When They Are Changing & 4 Check-ins You Should Be Doing in Your Relationship

Michelle Obama: How to Stay with Your Partner When They Are Changing & 4 Check-ins You Should Be Doing in Your Relationship

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