What Pink just said about her marriage and sex life is what many women need to hear.

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Pink and Carey Hart have survived 16 years, one break-up, two kids, two fully-fledged careers and a life in the glare of the public eye.

In a famous-person realm where break-ups are almost inevitable, and marriages rarely forever, they’ve become a kind of beautiful anomaly.

After meeting in 2001, marrying in 2006, splitting in 2008 and getting back together in 2009, the couple knows relationships need work.

Just ask Pink, who, in an interview with The Guardian, was brilliantly frank about how difficult maintaining long-term relationships can be.

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“There are moments where I look at [Hart] and he is the most thoughtful, logical, constant … he’s like a rock. He’s a good man. He’s a good dad. He’s just the kind of dad I thought he’d be and then some,” she said.

“And then I’ll look at him and go: ‘I’ve never liked you. There’s nothing I like about you. We have nothing in common. I don’t like any of the s—t you like. I don’t ever wanna see you again.’”

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“Then two weeks later I’m like, ‘Things are going so good, you guys.’ Then you’ll go through times when you haven’t had sex in a year. Is this bed death? Is this the end of it? Do I want him? Does he want me? Monogamy is work! But you do the work and it’s good again.”

And perhaps it’s because of quotes like that, that Australians keep asking her back.

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