Adele Opens Up About Depression After Birth Of Her Son: ‘I Felt Like I’d Made The Worst Decision Of My Life’

Having a child isn’t all cupcakes and rainbows; for Adele the responsibility was a truly scary thing.

In a candid interview with Vanity Fair, Adele described the mental challenges she faced after the birth of her son Angelo: “I had really bad postpartum depression after I had my son, and it frightened me… My friends who didn’t have kids would get annoyed with me… whereas I knew I could just sit there and chat absolute mush with my friends who had children, and we wouldn’t judge each other.”

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She recalled one example where everyone just bawled their eyes out: “One day I said to a friend, ‘I f**kin’ hate this,’ and she just burst into tears and said, ‘I f**kin’ hate this, too.’ And it was done. It lifted.”

And for those who don’t understand how a child could cause so much stress, Adele was happy to explain: “My knowledge of postpartum — or post-natal, as we call it in England — is that you don’t want to be with your child; you’re worried you might hurt your child; you’re worried you weren’t doing a good job.”

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She added: “But I was obsessed with my child. I felt very inadequate; I felt like I’d made the worst decision of my life. It can come in many different forms.”

Eventually the “Hello” singer found the cure: “I just said, I’m going to give myself an afternoon a week, just to do whatever the f**k I want without my baby. A friend of mine said, ‘Really? Don’t you feel bad?’ I said, I do, but not as bad as I’d feel if I didn’t do it.”



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