We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle

184. When You’re Glad Your Mom Died with Jennette McCurdy

184. When You’re Glad Your Mom Died with Jennette McCurdy

We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle - February 28, 2023 - 54:18

1. Why no one talks about the complicated feelings of freedom after the death of a toxic loved one.2. How Jennette’s mom enforced extreme calorie restriction to control and bond with Jennette, and the moment her body finally said, No.3. What led Jennette to step away from acting after her iCarly stardom, and why she doesn’t think “resilient” is a compliment.4. How Jennette found herself still “doing her mother’s work” in therapy – and how she stopped forcing forgiveness.5. Why – when you’ve grown up in an environment of chaos and volatility – healthy, comfortable relationships can feel boring. 6. Jennette's relationship with her inner voice – and how she understands and experiences Obsessive-compulsive disorder today.CW // eating disorders, toxic relationships About Jennette:Jennette McCurdy is the New York Times Bestselling author of I’m Glad My Mom Died, which stayed at #1 on the NYT bestseller list for eight consecutive weeks and has remained on the list for 24. In her memoir, Jennette dives into her struggles as a former child actor—including eating disorders, addiction, and a complicated relationship with her overbearing mother—and how she retook control of her life. Jennette has been honored as part of the 2022 TIME100 Next list, and her debut fiction novel will be released in 2024.TW: @jennettemccurdyIG: @jennettemccurdy

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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.Life is freaking hard. We are all doing hard things every day – we love and lose; we forge and end friendships; battle addiction, illness, and loneliness; care for children and parents; struggle in our jobs, our marriages, our divorces; we try to set and hold boundaries – and we fight for equality, purpose, joy, and peace right in the midst of all the hard.On We Can Do Hard Things, my wife Abby Wambach, my sister Amanda Doyle, and I do the only thing that has ever made life easier: We talk honestly about the hard. We laugh and cry and help each other carry the hard so we can all live a little bit lighter and braver, free-er, less alone.