As Aretha's recording career was getting back on track, she was busier than ever. Throughout her father's hospitalization, Aretha had maintained a busy concert schedule that raised money to pay for his care. By late 1982, her marriage to Glynn Turman fell apart, and they divorced. Aretha left Los Angeles and moved back to Detroit.
Detroit soon became more than just Aretha's home. It became the home of her recording studio as well. After a bad experience on a small twin-engine airplane, Aretha developed a terrible fear of flying. That fear restricted her life in some ways, but Aretha made the best of it. For tours and other engagements, she used a deluxe tour bus to travel.