From experience, I know this t be very true. If we are honest with ourself, we are going to have inner conflict. If we don't wear a mask with another person, we are going to have conflict. Conflict is a necessary component to growth and learning; it's necessary for change; it's necessary for a deeper connection. The only way to avoid conflict is to hide your true self. In doing so, you'll always feel alone, no matter how easy a relationship is.
Everyone should have this kind of relationship. Sometimes it takes hard work - it takes a lot of love, kindness, compassion, forgiveness, patience... and faith. I have faith in you, baby. Following your lead in this. What's it gonna be?