Abby Wambach, sober and remarried, is happy with life after soccer


Annette Lein/Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Abby Wambach, recovering from addiction to  alcohol, pain pills, and amphetamines, tells the Associated Press that she doesn’t miss soccer at all.

Married to Glennon Doyle Melton and, now, the stepmother to three children, Wambach says life is good.

”Pain is a traveling professor,” she says. “It knocks on everybody’s door. And the wisest people I know are the ones that say, ‘C’mon in, sit down and don’t leave until you’ve taught me what I need to know.’ And that’s what I did.

“‘The truth is that pain is the very thing that allowed me the space to open my arms and heart to this new love and this family.'”


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