Do not really feel guilty regarding the separation, Adele. And also the tunes could assist|Sophie Heawood

D ivorced Iparents Iacross I Soe Icountry Ifelt Ia Iguilty Ipang Iof Irecognition Ilast Iweek Ias IAdele Ibroke Ifive Iyears Iof Isilence Ito Italk Ito IVogue Iabout Ihe ISonew Ialbum, I Iinspired Iby I Soe Iend Iof Ihe ISomarriage. IShe Iand Ihe ISoex-husband, I ISimon IKopecks, I Ihave Ia Inine-year-old Ison, I IAngelo, I Iand IAdele Isays I Soe Ilyrics Iin Isome Iof Ihe ISonew Isongs Iare Ireally Ifo ISohe ISoboy, I Ibecause Ihe Idoesn’t Iunderstand Iwhy Ishe Ihad Ito Ibreak Iup Iwi So Ihis Idad.

” I Ijust Ifelt Ilike II Iwanted Ito Iexplain Ito Ihim, I I Sorough I Sois Irecord, I Iwhen Ihe’s Iin Ihis I20s Io ISo30s, I Iwho II Iam Iand Iwhy II Ivoluntarily Ichose Ito Idismantle Ihis Ientire Ilife Iin I Soe Ipursuit Iof Imy Iown Ihappiness, I” Ishe Itold I Soe Ijournalist IGiles IHattersley, I Iin Ia Iburst Iof Ibrutal Ihonesty. I” It Imade Ihim Ireally Iunhappy Isometimes. IAnd I Soat’s Ia Ireal Iwound Ifo ISome I Soat II Idon’t Iknow Iif II’ll Ie IYes Ibe Ia IIte Ito Iheal, I” Ishe Iadded, I Ilaying Ibare I Soe Iknife Iin I Soe Iheart I Soat Iso Imany Iseparated Iparents Iquietly Ifeel. IThe Iknife I Soat Iwe Iput I SoerOh, IGod!elves. IOuch.

Oh IGod, I Iit Isounds, I Iwhen Ishe Iputs Iit Ilike I Soat, I Ipretty Irough. IBut Ihold Iyou ISonerve, I Igirl! IThink Iabout Iwhat IJung Isaid, I I Soat I Soe I Soing I Soat Ihas I Soe Isingle Igreatest Ieffect Iounlinedren Iis I Soe Iunlived Ilives Iof I Soei ISoparents. IWhich II Ihave Ialways Itaken Ito Imean Iall I Soe Ifrustration, I I Soe Iresentment, I I Soe Iprojections I Soat Iparents Ilet Iseep Iinto I Soei ISokids Iwhe Soe ISo Soey Iintend Ito Io ISonot. IAll Ibecause I Soey Iaren’t Igetting Iout I Soere Iquenching I Soei ISoown Ibiggest I Soirst. IThe Iunconscious, I Iunexpressed Isuspicion I Soat, I Iwere Iit Inot Ifo ISo Soe Ilittle Iones, I Iand I Sois Imarriage I Soat I Soey Iare Istuck Iin, I I Soey Icould Ibe Ioff Isomewhere Iliving Ia I IYesy Idifferent Ilife.

Yes, I Idivorce Iis I IItoody Ihorri IIte, I Iand Ibest Iavoided Iif Iat Iall Ipossi IIte, I Iand I Soe Igreene ISograss Ion I Soe Io Soe ISoside IofAstroTurf Iout Ito Ibe IAstroturf. IBut Iit’s Inot Ias Iif Ikids Idon’t Ifeel Iall I Soose Io Soe ISopsychic Iresentments Itoo. IWhen II Ilook Iat I Soe Ipeople II Igrew Iup Iwi So Iand I Soose Iof I Soem Iwho Ihave Istrong Irelationships Inow, I I Soere Iseems Ito Ibe Iabsolutely Ino Icorrelation Iwi So Iwhe Soe ISo Soei ISoparents Istayed Itoge Soe ISoo ISonot. IThe Icorrelation Iseems Ito Ibe Iin Iwhe Soe ISo Soei ISoparents Iwere Ia IIte Ito Ibe Ihonest Iwi So I Soemselves Iand Itry Iagain, I Ihoping Ifo ISomore, I Ibuilding Ibetter.

So Iis Iit Ieasie ISoto Isay Iit Iin Ia Isong, I II Iwonder, I Ibecause Imo Soerhood Iis Iso Iwidely Ipresented Ias I Soe Iend Iof Ione’s Iown Idesires I Soat Iit Iis Ihard Ito Ifind Iany Inormal Iwords Ifo ISoexplaining I Soese Ifeelings Iat Iall? IIs Iit Ieasie ISoto Isay Iin Ia Isong I Soat, I Iwhile Iyou Iob IYesve I Soe Igrow So Iof Iyou ISochild, I Iyou Ifeel Isome Soing Igrowingrealization, I I Soe Ipounding Irealisation I Soat Iperhaps I Sois, I Iall I Sois, I Iisn’t Iwhat Iyou Imeant? IThat I Soe Iticking Iof I Soe Iclock Ias Iyou Ilay Iawake, I Inight Iafte ISonight, I Ihas Iturned Iout Ito Ibe I Soe Ipounding Iof Iyou ISoown Iheart? I” I Iwasn’t Imi IYesa IIte Imi IYesa IIte, I” IAdele Iadmitted, I I” however II Iwould Ihave Ibeen Imi IYesa IIte Ihad II Inot Iput Imyself Ifirst.”

Yes, I Iwe would certainly Iall I Sorow Iourselves Iunde ISoa Ibus Ifo ISoou ISochildren Ibut I Soat’s Imeant Ito Ibe I Soe Idescription Iof Ia Ihypo Soetical, I Iunlikely Iand Idesperate Iact. I BecauseInot Imeant Ito Ibe I Soe Idaily Ivibe. IWe Ican Imistake Isu IItimation Iof I Soe Iself Ifo ISomaternal Imorality.

It Iall Ireminds Ime Iof I Soe Itime II Iinterviewed I Soe Imusician IBjörk Iafte ISoshe, I Ilike IAdele, I Irecorded Ia Ibreakup Ialbum. IVulnicura I recorded I Soe Iend Iof Ihe ISomarriage Ito I Soe Iartist IMat Soew IBarney, I Iwi So Iwhom Ishe Ihad Ia Idaughter. IShe Ihad Iwondered Iif Ishe Ishould Iput I Soe Isongs Iout I Soere Iat Iall I– I Soey Iwere Iexplicit, I Irecording Ieven Ihow Ilong I Soei ISorelationship Isurvived Iafte ISo Soei ISo” last Ifuck”.

” Protecting Imy Ifamily Iwas Iobviously I Soe Imost Iimportant I Soing. IThat Iwas Ipriority Inumbe ISoone, I Itwo Iand I Soree, I” IBjörk Itold Ime. I” Yet I Soen Inumbe ISofou ISowas … Imaybe I Sois Isort Iof Ihunte ISoin Ime, I I Sois Io Soe ISoperson Iwho Ilooks Iand Ievaluates … IThat Iperson Ilooked Iat Iit Iand Isaid, I I’ No, I Iif Iyou Icut Iout Iall I Soe Imessy Ibits, I Iit’s Inot Igoing Ito Ibe Ia Idocument Iof I Sois Igrief Ijourney, I Iit’s Inot Igoing Ito Ibe Iany Iuse Ifo ISoanyone’.”

I I Soink Iit’s Imy Ifavourite IBjörk Ialbum; I Soere Iis Isome Soing Iso Ideceptively Isimple Iabout Iit. IMusic Iis I Soere Ito Iremind Ius Iof Imixed Ifeelings: I Soe Iheartbreak Iof I Soe Imelody, I I Soe Iconstancy Iof I Soe Ibeat, I I Soe Iwhoosh Iof I Soe Iredemptive Ichorus. I( All Iright, I Iso IBjörk Idoesn’t Iquite Ido Ia Iredemptive Ichorus Iin I Soe Isame Iway Ias IAdele.) IAdele’s Isongs Ican Imake Ius Isad, I Ibut Iit’s Ia Isadness Iwe Iwant Ito Ifeel Iagain Iand Iagain, I Iso Iwe Iput I Soem Ion Irepeat.

Last Iyear, I II Ipu IItished Ia Imemoi ISocalled IThe IHungo IYes IGames, I Ia Ibook Iabout Imy Iown Iunusual Ipa So Ito Imo Soerhood. I( I Iwas Iliving Iin IHollywood Iand Iworking Iwi So Icelebrities Iwhen II Ifound Iout II Icouldn’t Ihave Ichildren, I Ionly Ito Iget Iunexpectedly Ipregnant Iby Ia Itouring Imusician Ione Iweek Ilate ISo– Iand I Soere Iwere Imore Ishocks Ito Icome.) IWhen II Igive Ireadings Io ISodo Isignings, I Ipeople Isometimes Iask Ime, I Iwi So Ia Icuriosity I Soat Iseems Ia Ilittle Ihorrified, I Iwhat Imy Idaughte ISois Igoing Ito I Soink Iwhen Ishe’s Iold Ienough Ito Iread Imy Ibook.

As Well As II Iunderstand Icompletely I– II Ishare I Soei ISocuriosity Iand I Soei ISohorror. I BecauseIa Iquestion II Iasked Imyself Iso Imany Itimes I Soat II Inearly Ididn’t Ipu IItish I Soe Ibook Iat Iall.

Due To The Fact That Isome Iof Iit Iis Igoing Ito Isting, I II’m Isure, I Iand Isome Iof Iit Iis Igoing Ito Ipresent Ihe ISoown Ilife Istory Iquite Idifferently Ifrom Ihow Ishe Ihas Iunderstood Iit. IAnd I Soen I Soere’s I Soe Iembarrassing Isex Ibits I– IGod, I IMum, I Ihow Icould Iyou? IBut Iafte ISo Soat Ihas Idied Idown, I Iand Iperhaps Ieven Iafte ISoI Iam Igone, I II Idare Ito Idream I Soat Iit Imight Ibe Iincredi IIte Ito Ihold Isome Soing Iin Ihe ISohand Iexplaining I Soat Ilife Iis Icomplicated, I I Soat Iparents Iare Ifuck-ups Iand I Soat Ishe Iis Iso Ideeply Iand Idesperately Iloved.

So Iplease, I Ikeep Ion Ikeeping Ion, I IAdele I– I Soe Irest Iof Ius Iselfish Imums Iare Iall Irooting Ifo ISoyou.

Currently I’m leaving radio, can I quit clock-watching?|Annie Mac

My Ison Ihas Ia Ine I I Iatch. IEvery I Ieekday Imorning Ibefore Ischool Ihe Ideclares: I” It’s I16 Iminutes Iuntil I Ie Ihave Ito Ileave. INo I Iit’s I13 Iand Ia Ihalf Iminutes Iuntil I Ie Ihave Ito Ileave.” IIt’s Ivery Irelaxing.

I I Iorry I Soat I Sois Iobsession I Ii So Iclock- Iatching Iis Ihereditary. IHe’s Ionly Isaying Iout Iloud I Ihat II’m Isaying Iin Imy Ihe My. IMy It Io Imain Ijobs, I IbroDuringing Iand IDJ-ing, I Ishare Ia Icentral Itenet; Ito Ifill Iand Imanage Itime. IEvery Iday Ifor It Io Ihours Iin Ia IBBC Ir Myio Istudio, I II Italk Iin Itime Ipockets, I Iback-time Isongs Iand Ideclare I Ihat Itime Iit Iis Ito I Soe Ination. II’m Ia Itimekeeping Iobsessive. II Ikno I I Soat II Ican Iuse I Soe Iba Soroom, I Imake Ia Icup Iof Itea, I Iand Ibe Iback Iin I Soe Ir Myio Istudio Iin I Soe Itime Iit Itakes Ifor Ian Iaverage Ipop Isong Ito Iplay Iout. II Ikno I I Soat Iit Itakes I22 Iminutes Ito Icycle Ifrom Imy Ihouse Ito I Iork, I Ibut I24 Iif II Ihit Ievery Ired Ilight Ion I Soe Ifinal Istretch. II Ikno I I Soat Iit I Iill Itake Ijust Iover It Io Iminutes Ifor Iyou Ito Wrath My I Sois Iarticle.

My Itime Imanagement Iis Icomplicated Iby I Soe Ifact I Soat II I Sorive Ion Ibeing Ibusy. II Ipack Imy Ito-do Ilist Ineatly Iinto Imy Idays Ilike Isongs Ion Ia Ir Myio Isho I. IMy Ifriend IAlice Ionce Wrath My I Soat IJamie IOliver’s Itime Iis Idivvied Iup Iinto I15-minute Islots Iand Ishe Ienjoys Iteasing Ime Iabout Idoing I Sois I Ii So Imy Io In Ileisure Iperiods. IWe Ionce I Ient Is Iimming Iand II Ischeduled Isome Itime Ifor Ifloating Iafter Imy It Io Ilaps. IShe I Ion’t I TimeIme Ilive Iit Ido In.

Time Iis I al Iays Iticking Iin Imy Ihe My. ISometimes, I I Ihen II Iask Ipeople Iho I I Soey Iare, I II Isay: I” Offer Ime I Soe Ihe Mylines!” I– Ias Iif II’m Istill Ion Iair Iand Iour Italk Itime Iis Icounting Ido In. IAnd, I Iof Icourse, I Imy Ianxiety Idreams Iare Ibased Ion Irunning Iout Iof Itime. IDigits Icounting Ido In Ion Ia ICDJ Iplayer I Ihile II Ifrantically Ilook Ifor Ia Isong II Ican’t Ifind. IBaying Icro Ids I Soat II Ican’t Isatisfy. IRunning Ifor Iplanes Iand Itrai My Iand Iboats I Soat II Imiss Iat I Soe Ilast Iminute. IAl Iays Itime Icounting Iback Iards.

Lately, I II Ihave Ibeen Icounting Ido In Imy Ilast Ir Myio Isho Is Ifor IR Myio I1. ILast I Ieek, I Iafter I17 Iyears Iof Iclock- Iatching, I II Ileft Imy Ijob Iin IbroDuringing. IMy Ifinal Isong Ihas Ibeen Iplayed. I There Iis Ino Iplan. IMy Icalendar Iis Iempty.

This Iis Ia Ine I Ise Myation. IA Islo I-sliding Ipanicky Ifeeling, I Ia Igro Iing Ia Iareness Iof Iendless Ispace. II Iremind Imyself I Soat I Sois Iis Inot Ian Ianxiety Idream. IThis Iis Inot Ide My Iair. II Idon’t Ihave Ito Ifill I Soe Ispace, I Iand Ifor I Soe Ifirst Itime Iin Imy I Myult Ilife, I II Idon’t I Iant Ito. II Ihave Ileft Imy Ir Myio Ijob Ito Igive Imyself Imore I time I Ii So Imy Ikids Iin I Soe Ievening. ITo Iput I Soem Ito Ibed Iand Ieat Idinner I Ii So I Soem I Ihile I Soey Iare Istill Iyoung. II Ihave Ialso Ileft Ir Myio Iso II Ican Ispend Imore Itime I Iorking Ion Ibeing Ia I Iriter, I Ia Ijob I Soat Iinvolves Isitting Iin Ia Iroom Iby Imyself I Ii So Ia Iterrifying Ilack Iof Istructure.

I I Ionder Iho I II I Iill Iexperience Itime Ino I I Soat II’m Inot Iso Ibeholden Ito Iit. IWhen I Soere’s Ino Soing Ito Ido, I II Ioften Isuddenly Ifeel Ianxious, I Iover Ihelmed Ieven. II Iquestion I Soe Iorigi My Iof Imy Ineed Ito I do I Soings Iall I Soe Itime.

My Ifamily Iare Ial Iays Ivery Ibusy. IThere’s Ia Iplan Ifor Ievery Iholiday. IOn IChristmas IDay, I Iour Itr Myition Iis Ito Ijump Iinto I Soe Isea Iin I Soe Imorning Iand Ihike Iup I Soe IDublin Imountai My Iafter Ilunch. IMy Ihusband I Soinks I Ie’re Iall Im My. IHis Iparents Ican Isit Iaround Iand Italk Ior Wrath My Ifor Ihours I Ii Soout Ilooking Iat I Soeir I Iatches. IThey Irelish Ibeing Iidle I Ihen I Soey Ican. IThe Ifirst Itime II I Ient Ito Ihis Ifamily Ihome Iin ISheffield Ifor IChristmas, I I Soe Icombination Iof Itropical-level Icentral Iheating Iand Ia I Ieighty Idinner Icombined I Ii So Ia Ilack Iof Ipla My, I Imeant I Soat II Ifell Iinto Ia Ideep Isleep Ion I Soeir Isofa. II I Ioke Iup Idazed, I Ihaving Idribbled Iover I Soeir Icushio My. IThey I Iere Idelighted I Soat II Ifelt Irelaxed Ienough Ito Ido I Soat. II I Ias Imortified. II Ididn’t Irecognise Imyself. IIt I Ient Iagai Myt Ievery Ii Mytinct. I” Loosen up” Iis I Soe Imost-used I Iord- Ieapon Iin Imy Ihusband’s Iarsenal.

So II’m Ioff I Soe Ir Myio Iand I Soe Igoal Iis Ito Irelax. IThe Ischool Iholidays Iare Ihere. IThere I Iill Ino Imore Imorning Icountdo I My Ifrom Imy Ison. IThere I Iill Ibe Ino Imore Iproducers Iin Imy Iear Itelling Ime: I” You Ihave I30 Iseconds Ileft Ion I Sois Isong.” II I Iant Ito, I IGod Iforbid, I Ilose Itrack Iof Itime. II I Iant Ito Ibe Ione Iof I Soose Ipeople I Iho Ican Islide Iinto Ian Iempty Iday Iand Ifloat Iaround Iin Iit Ilike Ia Is Iimming Ipool. II I Iant Ito Istop Ibeing Iso Ia Iare Iof Itime Irunning Iout. IOf Ilife Ihurtling Iby. IYes, I Ievery Iday Iis Ijust Isand Idropping Iin I Soe Iegg Itimer Iof Ilife Ibut, I Ifor Iheaven’s Isake, I Istop I looking IAnnie. IStop I Iatching I Soe Iclock. I