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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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Dirty Secrets of Real Couples

Have you ever wondered what other couples are up to? Yep, we have too -- so we dug up the dirt.

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1. Percentage of married women who report that they’ve had NO sex in the past year: 3 percent. Percentage of married men who report that they’ve had NO sex in the past year: 1 percent. (Hmm...)

2. Number of times per week the average married couple has sex: 2. Percentage of married women who’ve faked an orgasm at some point in their marriage: 47 percent.

3. Percentage of men who report that their partner had an orgasm the last time they had sex: 85 percent. Percentage of women who report that they actually had an orgasm the last time they had sex: 64 percent.

4. Percentage of married couples who sleep alone: 12 percent. Percentage of custom homes expected to have dual master bedrooms by 2015: 60 percent.

5. Percentage of newly married couples who met online: 30 percent. Percentage of married couples who’ve lied to their friends about how they met: 7 percent.

6. Percentage of married people who admit having lied to their partner about how much they earn: 10 percent. Percentage of married 18- to 34-year-olds who have lied to their spouse about how much money they make: 25 percent.

-- The Nest Editors