Carrie Underwood understands her relationship to husband Mike Fisher is ''not normal'' because they have to cope with the difficulties her career causes.
The country singer - who wed ice Hockey player Mike in July 2010 - admits they ''have their moments'' as a couple because of her busy work schedule but they always manage to work things out eventually.
She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: ''He'll probably try for the rest of his life to really understand it. It's still a life to be honest, it's just the life that I lead. I know it's not normal, so we both have our moments when we have to try and figure things out.''
Carrie considers herself a ''strong female'' because of her upbringing but would not say she is a ''feminist''.
She added: ''I wouldn't go so far as to say I am a feminist, that can come off as a negative connotation. But I am a strong female. My parents raised me to be pretty independent and I grew up - I have sisters but they're a lot older than me - an only child. I feel like that contributes to how I handle myself and how I carry myself.''
The 29-year-old beauty - who is making a personal appearance at the HMV store in Oxford Street, London, on Tuesday night (19.06.12) - can even do traditionally more manly jobs around the house.
She added: ''I fixed a washing machine a couple of days ago - so when I need to be I can be Miss Fix It!''
Carrie is performing at the Royal Albert Hall in London on June 21.