Well, ok then.
Sounds like we're on the right track.
That's actually a skill we've developed in our own relationship over the last year or 2 and has made a world of difference. So it makes perfect sense to carry that over into the secondaries & the primary-secondary discussions or whatever.
I understand a lot of this is simply all the unknown. You did put my mind at ease a bit that, yes, this is normal, and yes, this is something that can be (fairly easily it seems) dealt with.