I have been married to a single man and I am bout to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary in a couple of months. in the last 25 years, I have learnt the art of giving which alone can last a marriage to peaceful years.
Another important aspect to keep in mind is this: Just like you value your freedom, remember your spouse also may like freedom. Remembering this, practice this very simple life philosophy:
"Him that I love, I wish to be free, even from me"
It is written not by me but I liked it very much.
Don't impose uncomfortable bonds on your spouse. You will do fine. You will relish your marriage.