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Adele shares her struggles with motherhood: 'I felt very inadequate'

By Sarah Mulé
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Adele shares her struggles with motherhood: 'I felt very inadequate'
Adele attends the Brit Awards on February 24, 2016. Adele recently opened up about her struggles with postpartum depression saying, at time, she felt "very inadequate." File Photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Grammy-winning singer Adele detailed her struggles with motherhood in an interview with Vanity Fair and said that, at times, she felt "very inadequate" as a mother to son Angelo, now 4.

"I had really bad postpartum depression after I had my son and it frightened me," she said.

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"I felt very inadequate; I felt like I'd made the worst decision of my life," she said. "It can come in many different forms. Eventually I just said, 'I'm going to give myself an afternoon a week to do whatever the [expletive] 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 said her boyfriend, Simon Konecki, who recently pulled off a sweet surprise for their anniversary, encouraged her to spend time with other moms, which she found helpful.

"We wouldn't judge each other," she said of her mom-friends.

Adele is currently in the middle of a 43-city world tour and committed to her career for the "long haul," but said that she would give it all up for her family.

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"If my relationship with Simon or my relationship with Angelo started to flounder a bit now, I would pull out of my tour," she said. "My life is more important to me than anything I'm doing because how the [expletive] am I supposed to write a record if I don't have a life? If I don't have a real life, then it's game over anyway."

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