Adele on Motherhood
LIFESTYLE, Motherhood, People
My knowledge of postpartum depressions 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. 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 I just said, I’m going to give myself an afternoon a week, just to do whatever 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.
Four of my friends felt the same way I did, and everyone was too embarrassed to talk about it; they thought everyone would think they were a bad mom, and it’s not the case. It makes you a better mom if you give yourself a better time.
Adele, English singer and songwriter and mom to Angelo, 5