This was originally posted on October 1st.
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For Americans, one of the most important aspects of an Obama presidency is being overlooked: the model of a healthy relationship....For example, Michelle and Barack do something we've never seen before in a presidential couple: they actually look directly at each other when they're speaking to each other. They also laugh at each other's humor, and they allow their sexual attraction for each other to be visible. Contrast that with other presidential marriages, in which the sexual attraction to each other was not visible but their sexual attraction to others became highly visible. Michelle and Barack talk openly about their feelings for each other. They're real.
Speaking to a rally on Thursday, Barack revealed his plans for their anniversary celebration: "I've got this whole romantic dinner planned," Obama told a rally in Grand Rapids. "I think it should go pretty well. That's my hope any ways. I've got a gift all picked out."
Asked for his advice on how to maintain a successful marriage Obama suggested "a sense of humor, listening and 'never get so mad that you forget why you love them.'"
The Obamas clearly aren't afraid to get a little cozy in front of the cameras. See evidence of this below:
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