Brother Jack, awesome. I completely relate to this. You have almost exactly described what I feel for my best friend of 11 years & wife of 6 years.
I try my best to keep the apart duration to the minimal. Try to have a date night at least once a month.
The best part is I just love to listen to her stories. She has some really weird stories that she will bring up in mundane things / stuff. Next time you see that thing / stuff, it brings an amazing smile on my face. And although we are in our mid 30s we are still like child best friends.
I just shared your article with her.
Appreciate you for writing this. God bless you & Deb & keep the friendship strong, beautiful & lovely forever.
Looking forward learn more awesomeness of your friendship ☺