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Adele may have amassed a gajillion dollars from her incredible voice, but that doesn't mean she's immune to the problems that millions of regular women face. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Adele opened up about her struggle with postpartum depression:

"I had really bad postpartum depression after I had my son, and it frightened me. One day I said to a friend, ‘I fuckin’ hate this,’ and she just burst into tears and said, ‘I fuckin’ hate this, too.’ And it was done. It lifted.

I felt very inadequate; I felt like I’d made the worst decision of my life. [Depression] can come in many different forms. Eventually I just said, ’I’m going to give myself an afternoon a week, just to do whatever the fuck 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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's honesty has struck a chord with a huge proportion of parents, who understand that feeling of being caught between huge love for their children and the worries and stress that parenthood brings:

"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.

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."


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[Vanity Fair, Images: Instagram]

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