But Adele had been spotted out enjoying herself with friendsover the last few months leading up to the split, most notably with Drake in Los Angeles and Jennifer Lawrence in New York. “We’re, like, in a solid relationship and he’s my soul mate and my best mate, and he sees it as my art and my outlet and something that I did before him,” Adele said. “[‘Hello’] is not about a past boyfriend or anything like mckinli divorce that, but if it was, I think he’d be alright with it anyway because we’re in a strong healthy place. It wouldn’t be an issue.” “Oh yeah, I used to f–king love the drama of all of it, but now I’m a mum I only have so much head space. I’ve got to clear a lot of stuff the f–k out, which is really therapeutic, ’cause I can really hold a grudge. Life is so much easier when you don’t hoard your past.”

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Within a couple of weeks it became obvious that I had not married my soul mate, but a stranger. A couple of months later, heartbroken, I sat with Sasha in my lawyer’s office signing dissolution papers, hearing my soon-to-be-ex-wife make casual jokes to my lawyer about marriage with a Las Vegas sensibility being inevitably and goofily doomed. Maybe Sasha was right, I thought, stunned at what had just happened. The Kirkus story also referenced a story in the AbeBooks newsletter about other unusual things librarians have found in books — including a slice of bacon and a fried egg (different book, even though you’d think they be together). “Simon spends a lot of his time hanging out at the Sussex home, while Adele prefers to be in London,” a source told E!

An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff. When her adoptive father disappears, Sharon Da Silva is drawn into a strange and terrifying alternate reality that holds answers to the horrific nightmares that have plagued her since childhood. Can’t relate, never been divorced ’cause I’ve never been married in the first place.

“Daydreamer,” meanwhile, was about a friend she was falling for, and after they told each other they were falling in love with each other, he left her 18th birthday party with another guy. “I feel,” she mused to The Guardianin 2008, 19 years old and a couple months away from releasing her debut album 19, “like I’m being shoved down everyone’s throat. My worst fear is my music won’t connect with the public.” But not every couple is a good candidate for mediation—and it can be hard to know in advance who’s going to find the process helpful and who’s going to find it useless—or worse, enraging. To get a better idea of warning signs, I spoke to Rachel Green, the family lawyer in Brooklyn, New York, who handled my own separation ten years ago.

Below, the eight signs that mediation might not be right for you. “Grammys, I appreciate it,” she said in accepting Album of the Year. “The Academy, I love you. My manager, my husband and my son—you’re the only reason I do it.” That was the first time she had publicly used the h-word, and she said again onstage the following month that she was, indeed, married.

You have to be willing to consider the other party’s point of view, even if you don’t agree with it—that you’re willing to sit in the room and listen.” And, obviously, they have to be willing to consider yours. I know that books are not sacred objects, exactly, but I also know that despite all of the lovely bookmarks I’ve been given over the years , I usually end up stuffing whatever I have at hand into the book to mark my place. The plaintiffs claimed that Subway did this in an effort to save money since the blended non-tuna product costs less. “Aware that consumers place a heightened value on tuna as an ingredient, defendants deliberately make false and misleading claims about the composition of the products to increase profits at the expense of unsuspecting buyers,” the suit charges.