"I'm so dramatic ... and in the past, I've been really mean," the singer, 30, says about her 4-year-marriage to the motocross racer in Cosmopolitan's June issue.
"Carey sat me down one day when we were fighting and said, 'Baby, when you call me names, it hurts my feelings. Please try to stop.' And I was like 'Wow, thank you for telling me how you feel.' Now I fight fair."
Will this newfound maturity lead to parenthood? Not yet, says Pink, who had to squash rumors just last month that the couple were expecting. "At this point, we're still trying not to, but I can't wait to not try not to," she says.
The singer also takes stock of her career and image, and says she's happy now with being different. "Magazines have told me in the past, 'We don't want you on the cover. You're not pretty enough,' " she says. "And that's okay. I'm unique ... and I dig it."
One nice moment this year was the standing ovation she received at the Grammy Awards in January after an impressive acrobatic performance. "I wasn't expecting that at all, because the music industry is pretty jaded," she says. "They still don't really know what I do."