Adele has revealed she went out partying to prove to her ex-boyfriend she was over him.
The Chasing Pavements singer used their break-up as inspiration for her new album, which she found therapeutic, but she danced her troubles away first.
Adele said: "I was so offended when my ex thought I'd never recover from us breaking up, I got dressed up, went out and went clubbing a lot."
The 22-year-old sang about heartbreak on her debut album 19 as well, but feels she has learned a lot since then.
She said: "I've got a lot more self-worth on this album. Not that I didn't have any before, but I was so expectant when I was 18 or 19. I honestly thought I'd die if something went wrong. That comes with age, so even if life is making you feel suffocated, it's not the end.
"I'm much more patient now. I'm more aware of my own flaws and I embrace them, I don't try to fix them. I'm 22 now, and the years between now and when I was 19 have been so big, so much has happened. I've changed so much, but for the better."
But Adele admits she couldn't say the things she writes in her songs.
She revealed: "I avoid confrontation at all costs, and it's easier to write a song about someone, because then it becomes anonymous. I couldn't sit down in a room with someone and tell them what I think, but I can sing about them.
"It's like very cheap therapy. I didn't have to pay a psychiatrist £1,000 a session!
:: Adele releases her second album 21 on Monday January 24 and is touring the UK in April