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Francesca  Di Meglio

Do You Use Sex to Avoid Arguments?

By November 14, 2012

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Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows that I love me a good sitcom. One of my favorites is CBS' How I Met Your Mother. It's relevant to my life because the main characters all graduated high school in 1996 and then headed off to college (just like I did). Now, they are adults trying to make sense of their work and, most importantly, relationships. One of the episodes had two of the characters, who were dating each other, describe how they avoided arguments by having sex every time one seemed to be around the corner. I started to realize that many couples might find themselves doing this. Me, I have to fight every now and then or I'll explode. But I know people who would do anything to avoid an argument, especially with their spouse. Therefore, I'm inclined to think that the characters on the show aren't the only ones who use sex to avoid or end arguments. I can't imagine this is healthy for the relationship. After all, people need to discuss their differences of opinion and hear each other out. Still, if I had sex with my husband every time we were about to disagree, we'd be having ten times more sex. What do you think of this idea?

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