Welcome to the forum, Aquarius!
Yes, the emotional roller coaster does tend to get easier. There are lots of posts with lots of links on this forum, so browse through it and let the mouse do the walking.
It sounds like you guys are starting from a great place and have a great understanding of one another's needs. That's key. From there, you can do anything if you put your mind to it.
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someone else putting you in a box is entirely different
from getting into a box yourself.” —bisexualbaker