In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Adele talks about motherhood and discussed her fight with postpartum depression.
She said, “I didn’t talk to anyone about it [postpartum depression]. I was very reluctant. My boyfriend said I should talk to other women who were pregnant, and I said, ‘F*ck that, I ain’t hanging around with a f**kin’ bunch of mothers.’ Then, without realizing it, I was gravitating towards pregnant women and other women with children, because I found they’re a bit more patient. You’ll be talking to someone, but you’re not really listening, because you’re so f**kin’ tired.”
In the end, Adele did take her boyfriend’s advice and had a heart-to-heart with a close friend.
She said, “I had really bad postpartum depression after I had my son, and it frightened me. 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.”
“Eventually 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.”
Adele also said that she felt she was “pressurized into having kids, because that’s what adults do.” But she goes on to say, “You’re constantly trying to make up for stuff when you’re a mom. I don’t mind, because of the love I feel for him. I don’t care if I don’t ever get to do anything for myself again.”
You can read more of Adele’s interview with Vanity Fair HERE.