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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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Downloadable Love & Sex Checklists

How will you stay on top of life as a twosome? With these handy checklists and planners!

Our Future and Our Top 10 Goals
Put your goals in writing, from future gifts to big buys: it's the surest way to make sure they happen!

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Contact Files and Birthday Log
Tack this log sheet up in your home office to keep track of everybody's contact info, birthdays and important dates.

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10 TTC To-dos
It's easy to bypass the basics when you have baby-on-the-brain. Here's how to ensure a healthy, stress-free pregnancy.

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Document Tracker
From your marriage license to your insurance cards, organize your married info here.

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Creating a Will
It's not a fun topic, but every married person should draft a will. Then bring it to your lawyer to draft it formally.

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Create a Living Will
Living wills vary from state to state, so they are best drawn up with a lawyer. Fill out this document and you'll be covered in the meantime.

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Travel Essentials
For easy reference, keep copies of vacation itineraries and notes on favorite spots as well as frequent flyer statements in this section.

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