189. Abby for the 1st Time On Divorce & Her Unrequited Love
In Part 2 of our deeply personal interview with Abby, she reveals for the first time:1. Her romance with an unrequited love – someone who strung her along hopelessly for years;2. Her anguish and rebirth after being arrested;3. Her sense of loss when being crowned FIFA Player of the Year; 4. Her divorce after fighting for marriage equality – inside her own family and on the public stage; and 5. The night she met Glennon.Before you start the episode, please go back and listen to Part 1 of our interview with Abby: We Can Do Hard Things Episode 188 Abby Wambach: Will I Ever Be Truly Loved?And come back tomorrow for Abby’s *very* special Part 3 bonus episode!ABOUT ABBY WAMBACH:Olympian, Activist, Author, and Co-host of the We Can Do Hard Things PodcastAbby Wambach is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA World Cup Champion, and six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award. She was the United States’ leading scorer in the 2007 and 2011 Women’s World Cup tournaments and the 2004 and 2012 Olympics. Abby is the host of ABBY’S PLACES on ESPN+, in which she showcases what makes her beloved sport of soccer a worldwide sensation. An activist for equality and inclusion, she is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller WOLFPACK as well as the adaptation of WOLFPACK for the next generation, an instant New York Times bestseller. She is a founder and part owner of Angel City FC, the first majority-female-owned soccer team in history, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization Together Rising. Abby lives in California with her wife and their three children.TW: @abbywambach IG: @abbywambach
188. Abby Wambach: Will I Ever Be Truly Loved?
190. Abby’s Christmas Miracle: When All the Heartbreak Made Sense
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.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.