Adele Opens Up About Post-Natal Depression

Adele is known for being a “woman’s woman,” with her soulful music and brutal honesty about her life and womanhood. Whether she sings about it or talks about it candidly, Adele has been a quintessential figurehead in the media who accurately depicts what it’s like being a real woman, rather than a Hollywood version of one.

And, she’s at it again, thankfully. In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, she opens up about her experience with postpartum depression after giving birth to her son. She admits that she has been a naturally melancholy person her whole life, and prone to depression, which is why it was not surprising to her that she suffered from a bout of postpartum depression.

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 “I can slip in and out of it quite easily. It started when my granddad died when I was about 10, and while I never had a suicidal thought, I have been in therapy, lots. But I haven’t had that feeling since I had my son and snapped out of my postpartum depression,” she told Vanity Fair.

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The songstress admits that she sometimes wishes she could escape the demands of motherhood, and that it was a journey for her to realize that she was feeling totally natural feelings. “I love my son more than anything, but on a daily basis, if I have a minute or two, I wish I could do whatever the fuck I wanted, whenever I want. Every single day I feel like that,” said Adele.

Like many women who suffer from postpartum depression, Adele admits that she was embarrassed by it and didn’t want to talk to people about what she was going through. For Adele, her way through her period of depression was talking to other mothers about what they were all going through and taking time for herself to maintain her own mental clarity.

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