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Every marriage is bound to encounter a few bumps along the road, especially when you're first starting out. We're here to help you out with solutions to couples issues and common newlywed arguments. First, find out about the tried-and-true stuff your parents probably wish they'd known. We've sorted out the newlywed "rules" you can ignore from the relationship mistakes you need to avoid. Learn the right way to handle a fight and the solutions to the most common newlywed arguments. We've also got help for couples issues that are specific to the modern marriage. For example, the four rules of Facebook for couples, how to deal when you're married to a metrosexual, and handling coworker crushes. You can also read our expert Q&A for dealing with all kinds of couples issues. Find tips on making friends as a couple, managing work stress as a pair, and avoiding common newlywed arguments about stuff like cleaning and entertaining. We'll help you solve issues with everyone -- your honey, your couple friends, your in-laws -- and find solutions that work in every part of your life, from the bedroom to the office. From whether it's okay to tell friends about your issues to breaking out of a sex rut, we've got you covered. And don't forget your fellow Nesties! We've pulled together lists of real couple gripes and likes, Nesties' marriage secrets, and their most ridiculous fights -- you're sure to relate to something! Or find even more sympathetic ears with our relationships message board.

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Lucky Ladies

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We asked women what their guys do that makes them feel luckier than a $2 bill...

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Finding the perfect partner can feel like winning the lottery. We asked users of TheNest.com to share some mushy moments -- those split seconds that snap them out of the day-to-day grind and bring them back to "I'm so lucky!"

He doesn't judge.

"When I was depressed, stress-eating, and getting fat on chocolates, instead of criticizing the weight gain, he got me a chocolate of the month club membership so that I could stress-eat in style." --ReturnOfKuus

"When I couldn't find a job, he supported us and didn't force me to just take any job, but wait for one I really wanted." --Ab42187

He carries his weight (and then some).

"We truly are equals in every aspect of parenting. I may be home with the kids -- but he jumps right in when he gets home to play, bathe, feed, etc. He's a better daddy that I could have imagined." --MammaMia73

"My husband does any and everything he can to make sure I am 100 percent comfortable and 100 percent satisfied at all times...even if it means making himself uncomfortable or unsatisfied. He is the most ridiculously amazing man I have ever met in my life." --Southsam

He opens his ears and closes his mouth.

"Recently, I was feeling overwhelmed and a little depressed. He didn't really understand how to help me, but he listened to what I needed. He makes an effort every day to make sure he takes care of me." --Jessimau

"He treats me like an equal. If I have a genuine problem, he doesn't solve it for me; he lets me complain about it until I find the solution by myself. I have a partner who works with me instead of babying me." --Shadow42

He's a little bit psychic.

"He picks up on the stress of an extra job that I do. Sometimes I come home from work so frazzled and he calmly pours me a glass of wine without saying a word. So cool. He lets me be me." --Trigal

"I was having a rough week last week, so he came home on his lunch and brought me some beautiful yellow flowers to cheer me up, along with some Nutella and a bowl of fruit! So I had pretty flowers to look at and my favorite combo snack." --TNIrishGirl

He rises and shines while I hit snooze.

"He gets up with the kids on the weekends and lets me sleep in -- every single day." --LaLaBee

"I get sick a lot from an illness I have. He always takes care of me and never complains. He lets me take a nap in the middle of a shopping trip in the car." --Jsmithoregon

He exists!

"I was at a party recently and just wasn't feeling like myself. Even though I was surrounded by friends and in constant conversation, I still felt off and alone. That is, until I saw him across the way and I realized that with him, I am never alone. And for that I am extremely lucky." --Jennifer0807

"Things like looking at friend's husbands and listening to their conversation or comments that are made make me thank my lucky stars that my husband is a well-rounded, normal human being who treats me like royalty." --Richzep

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-- Hallie Goodman

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