Many people assume that a couple who fights a lot must be miserable. They're probably unhappy and just can't face the arduous task of actually splitting up. That's what some tend to think, but a new study has found that fighting in a marriage is actually better than forgiving and forgetting.

You know what else is good for your marriage? Masturbating! Yes, really. Most men and women continue to masturbate even after they are in a relationship and letting go of that guilt can seriously help your marital bliss.

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I have to admit: my parents fight. No, actually, they fight a LOT. When I was growing up, I remember them fighting at least once a day. Occasionally the fights would end with my mom crying and, for the life of me, I could not understand why they were together. Now that I'm older, though, I've started to understand one critical thing in their relationship: fighting is just one of the ways they express their passion for each other.

My parents have now been together for 30 years and both claim that their marriage has never been better. In fact, now I am able to recognize them being sweet and romantic to each other--even on days that they also disagree, very LOUDLY, about something. The findings behind James McNulty's research at Florida State University seem to confirm this, since he says that "arguments serve to better clear the air than forgiveness, optimism, kindness, and positive thinking," according to the New York Daily News.

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For my parents, this means that they have one big, loud fight—and then they're over it. They've talked it out and that's it. And it must work, since most of my parents friends are divorced and mine aren't!

As for masturbation… well, Michael Asworth points out at, that it's perfectly normal to masturbate when you're married because "simply put, good sex begets more good sex—in all its forms." And what could be wrong with that? You already know that you should be masturbating for stress relief and a sleep aid—so why not let your hubby in on the fun, too?

In the end, not stressing or feeling guilty about masturbating or those occasional fights with your husband are only going to be good for your marriage.

Be honest, do you fight with your husband a lot? Have you ever done a solo session—with or without him? Share with us in the comments below!

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Irina Gonzalez is a Staff Writer for MamásLatinas. She loves pop culture, social media, photography and, above all, discovering new places. She's also a foodie eating healthy and learning to enjoy exercise.

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