It's not always a matter of deserving. People don't always have to better than one another. Sometimes it's just a matter of there needing to be nothing--no relations, no communication, no relationship✋ amen
The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, ”When a husband and wife look at each other with love, Allah looks at both of them with mercy. The Best Relationships are when a couple can help each other practice the deen and pray Salah together.