From experience, I know this t be very true. If we are honest with ourself, we are going to have inner conflict. If we don't wear a mask with another person, we are going to have conflict. Conflict is a necessary component to growth and learning; it's necessary for change; it's necessary for a deeper connection. The only way to avoid conflict is to hide your true self. In doing so, you'll always feel alone, no matter how easy a relationship is.
Last one is most impt to me! Thankfully he knows it! He never fails to express his thanks even when it's the simple mundane things i do eg cook his dinner. I'm glad he knows never to take the things i do for him for granted! That's very impt for a lasting strong relationship