See the friendship in your relationship. Build your relationship on friendship! The two closest relationships you’re bound to have are your best friend and your spouse. (Family fits in there somewhere. Often it’s easier with your best friend to receive support, affection, and have good communication. With your spouse, however, these things are often tough.
If you build your relationship FIRST on friendship and not anything but, this challenge can be decreased. What I’m getting at is, marry your best friend. (No not your best friend Christian W., a GIRL best friend! lol)