Carrie Underwood "likes" missing her husband Mike Fisher
The 29-year-old singer - who married the hockey player in July 2010 - does not need to be with her partner constantly and enjoys spending some personal time away from him occasionally.
She said: "I can`t imagine spending every single day with one person. I like missing him, but it doesn`t mean I can`t function.
"We`re both independent - we aren`t clingy."
However, she admits her husband has had to adjust with how famous she is but he doesn`t find it as difficult as some of her previous boyfriends.
She added: "I dealt with that in the past with my exes. You could tell that they were insecure about me making more money than them. I knew that wouldn`t work.
"Mike knew it when he was dating me. And he knew it when he married me. He`s still having to adjust, but he`s progressive enough."
Carrie does sometimes get scared for her husband in his career because hockey players are often so aggressive with each other.
She told Now magazine: "Whenever he gets into a fight, my first thought is, `Not the face!`
"He already has to keep stubble because he has so many scars. He`s had to have a lot of surgery."
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