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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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Bust out of Your Sex Rut

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Feel like the fire’s gone out? We asked users on for advice on how they keep the passion in their relationships alive. If you feel like you’ve been in a rut lately, try one of these sexy tips to shake things up in (and out of) the bedroom.

Things to do in anticipation…

“Get a Brazilian wax!” --CHI-WINE-LADY

“Have boudoir photos taken. After I did and I showed them to my husband, it definitely spiced things up a bit.” --DEVONSTILES

“Give yourself time to feel sexy. Work out two days a week; get a facial, pedicure and your hair done. I know that makes me feel better!” --TOOTHFAIRIE

“Send sexy texts during the day.” --CHEMBRITT

“Make an appointment to have sex. Treat it like it’s as important as going to work or to the doctor.” --WALKERB4

Things to do during the main event…

“Sneak into the shower the next time he’s in there!” --ODDLER09

“Make noise! I’m usually a pretty big screamer. I bet our neighbors really hate us.” --ANDY’SHOMEGIRL

“Do a little strip tease for him before you take a shower together. The first time I decided to do this, I was so embarrassed, but after I saw the way he reacted, I felt like a goddess.” --ELIZABETHSPEARL

“Role play. You’ll laugh and get embarrassed, but, hey, it just adds to the fun!” --PENGUINKISSES06

“Try out different places outside the bedroom! Couch, shower, table, etc., all work wonders and help when you’re in a rut!” --MICHELE315

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-- The Nest Editors

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