Barack Obama Expresses Gratitude Towards Michelle... What About Our Men?

Yes, we CAN!

President Obama didn’t fail to strike an emotional chord with his fans and followers even in his farewell speech to the people of America. While a few were blown away by his cautionary remarks on the threat to American democracy, the others were emotional about his exit from the White House. He was moved to tears as he expressed his gratitude to his wife Michelle for standing beside him throughout his journey in and out of the White House.

"Michelle Lavaughn Robinson, girl of the South Side -- for the past 25 years, you have not only been my wife, the mother of my children, you have been my best friend," Obama said. "You took on a job you didn't ask for, and you made it your own with grace and with grit and with style and good humour."

There is nothing more moving for a woman than the acknowledgement from her man for her contribution to his life! And yes, it makes trending news when the most powerful man on the earth stands up to thank his wife for her support that actually helped him gather the strength to rule the world.

But the irony is that we as a society are not too conducive to the idea of men paying such tributes to their wives or being appreciative of their companionship.

Here are a few reasons: