"You change when you're together from 25 to 35," she explains to the magazine. "I think maybe in my early 20s, I might have tiptoed around issues or didn't want to make too many waves. Now it's like, 'This is how I'm feeling.' You have to be OK with the other person becoming defensive, to let them be emotional and accept that it won't be OK for a while."
Dewan and 36-year-old Tatum have been married since 2009. And when it comes to keeping things "fresh" for her man, Dewan says that it's more about how she feels.
"I think all women should keep it exciting for themselves," she stresses, when asked how she keeps their relationship exciting. "People always ask, 'Do you do anything to keep it fresh for your man?' I hate that question. I'm like, 'No. Why is it for your man?' I do things to keep it fresh for myself. The lingerie I buy is not for him necessarily. It's for us and for myself. If you feel sexy, then it's good for you."
"We are not sex schedulers -- not yet!" she reveals. "Give us a couple more years. Maybe with child number two. There’s a beauty in being two busy people because we get a lot of time to miss each other. To continue to miss someone after so many years is kind of a blessing in disguise."
As for parenting their 3-year-old daughter, Everly, the Step Up actress says she and her hubby are definitely on the same page.
"Chan is for women's rights and so am I," she shares. "Women should have the right to be the best they can be and make their own choices for themselves. Our daughter is young, but I think as she gets older, she's going to be all about the standard for women we keep at home -- she's going to be strong."