Hilary Duff thinks it must be ''hard'' for MIKE COMRIE to listen to her music.

The 27-year-old musician and actress split from the retired ice hockey player after three years of marriage in January 2014 and admitted she drew on the emotional period when writing her new album 'Breathe In. Breathe Out.' which she said reveals a lot about their failed relationship.

She said: ''I'm sure it was hard for him to listen to some of the things I'm sharing about him.

''But that's my job. I'm an artist. He knew that when he married me.''

Although the blonde beauty - who has three-year-old son Luca with her ex-husband - put everything she had into the LP by spilling lots of intimate details about the breakdown of their marriage, she insisted music isn't everything to her, and she wants to keep a steady balance between being a musician, an actress, and having a social life.

She told the Los Angeles Times newspaper: ''Trying to penetrate the music world takes all your time - you have to hit every radio station, or they won't play your single, unless you're, like, Taylor Swift.

''That was when I realized that I really care about being an actress, a singer and having a life outside of both. So maybe that means I'm not going to be able to be where I was. I'm not going to be able to fight for being the biggest artist.''