OVERWHELM: Is our exhaustion a sign that we’re CareTicking time bombs?
In the episode discover:1. How the constant to-do list ticker looping in Amanda's brain makes her feel like a dormant volcano.2. The job description we've somehow accepted for motherhood—and whether self-abandonment is a job requirement.3. The way gender expectations even creep into Glennon and Abby's marriage.4. How to know whether your partner is a co-builder or an assistant.5. How to make the invisible load of caretaking visible—and potentially bearable.
ADDICTION: How do we love an addict and how does an addict love herself?
FIGHTING WELL: Is your conflict style making or breaking your relationships?
About The Show
I’m Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed – the book that was released at the very start of the pandemic and became a lifeline for millions. I watched in awe from my home while this simple phrase from Untamed – WE CAN DO HARD THINGS – the mantra that saved my life twenty years ago, became a worldwide rally cry. Because we experienced the hardship of the pandemic collectively, many of us finally acknowledged what was true before COVID and will be true after: That life is freaking HARD. We are all doing hard things every single day – things like loving and losing caring for children and parents; forging and ending friendships; battling addiction, illness, and loneliness; struggling in our jobs, our marriages, and our divorces; setting boundaries; and fighting for equality, purpose, freedom, joy, and peace. On We Can Do Hard Things, my sister Amanda and I will do the only thing I’ve found that has ever made life easier: We will drop the fake and talk honestly about the hard. Each week we will bring our hard to you and we will ask you to bring your hard to us and we will do what we were all meant to do down here: Help each other carry the hard so we can all live a little bit lighter and braver, more free and less alone.