Adele recounted her experiences of being in therapy and revealed that she took five sessions a day when she was at the height of her divorce.
Adele married her ex-husband Simon Konecki in 2018 and they have a 10-year-old son named Angelo. However, the couple broke up shortly after their marriage and confirmed their divorce the following year.
The singer has been incredibly honest about how tough this period in her life has been, telling Vogue in 2021 she feels like she’s “lost the plot”.
“I was just going through the motions and wasn’t happy,” she said. “Neither of us did anything wrong. Neither of us hurt each other or anything like that. It wasn’t right for me anymore. I didn’t want to end up like so many people I knew. I was miserable miserable, but I would have been miserable if I hadn’t put myself first.”
And he went on to admit that he felt incredible guilt about how the divorce had affected his sons.
“When I was in my twenties or thirties, I felt like through this recording I wanted to explain to him who I was and why I chose to voluntarily destroy his entire life in pursuit of my own happiness,” she said. “Sometimes it made him really unhappy. And that’s a real wound for me that I don’t know if I can heal.”
Well, Adele has now opened up more about her “traumatic” split and her work to maintain her sanity during the turbulent times.
“A relationship falling apart, whether you’re married or not, is really tough and really traumatic,” she said on stage during her guest show in Vegas. “Keep your friends close because they are better than any man, any woman. Your friends are for life.”
“I started getting therapy again because I hadn’t been in therapy for several years,” he continued. “I had to get started. Earlier, frankly, when I was getting divorced, I was basically getting five therapy sessions a day.”
“But I stopped holding myself accountable for my own actions and for the things I would say,” he added. “But I’m doing this now because I want to make sure I fill myself up each week to make sure I can give you everything.”
And Adele went on to say that many of her recent therapy sessions have been about live performance—something she’s admitted to be overly anxious about in the past.
“My entire therapy session this week has been really interesting,” she said. “It was about shows. I always get very emotional. I love making music, but there’s something about performing live that really scares me and fills me with dread.”
“So I’m not a big touring artist,” he continued. “I did it last time to prove I could. But the experience of being in a room this size, I think I could be a living artist for the rest of my life.”
The singer also cited the backlash she endured when she canceled her original residency in January, just days before opening night, in a move she said was linked to being a perfectionist.
“I always put a lot of pressure on myself that everything had to be perfect, perfect,” he said. “Obviously this show was supposed to be great, so I postponed it again.”
“Sorry,” he added. “I’m just a human being and that’s what had to cancel needed shows. I’m the happiest person I’ve ever been.”
Adele recently went public about her new relationship with sports manager Rich Paul, revealing that she had never been more in love before.
“I’ve never been in love like this,” he told Elle in August. “I am obsessed with him. I’m as happy as I’ve ever been. I might as well be married.”