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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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My Honey Hoards...What?

Nesties dish about the coveted belongings that their sweeties would gladly trash.

Our kitchen is done in a Coca-Cola theme, and I know he doesn’t care for it. -- mpsweetee03

I’d like to limit his Lego City collection! -- sarah54902

He has a collection of bobbleheads. He has even made a few short films starring them (he calls it ‘Bobblehead Theater’). I am plotting their demise. -- dr.girlfriend

I’ve had this lawn gnome since I was 19. I think he’s starting to embrace it a little. -- crabbyGabby

I love my super-duper international, very spectacular snow globe collection. When we moved, let’s just say he got really tired, really fast helping me pack them all. -- sugardumpling

I’m thinking he could live without my Willow Tree collection... -- tinychefjackson I’ve had a signed (and framed!) Punky Brewster postcard hanging in my bedroom for 25 years. Obviously, my hubs makes fun of it and tells me to ditch it. NEVER! It’s not going anywhere. Me and Punky are a package deal. -- EVE091908

He has these decorative plates and little craft store-style signs for various holidays. I’m definitely not letting him put them out. -- xineymarie

He’s not happy that my penguin collection pretty much overruns the place. -- Darbie

I have a colorful porcelain rooster that my mother gave me from her kitchen -- I LOVE it! He hates it and pretends to drop it on the floor all the time. -- fox7xh

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