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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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How to Get Her to Change (Without Asking)

With a little tact and occasional bribe, you can get her to dress nicer.

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If you want her to: Done something less frumpy in front of your buddies.

You say: "I think you're going to feel uncomfortably hot in that maxi dress and cardigan. How about something lightweight like your sundress? Oh, and by the way, I washed and ironed it for your convenience."

If you want her to: Squeeze into that little black dress.

You say: "I made reservations at the new tapas place just so I could see you in that va-va-voom dress. Yes -- again! I can't get enough of it!"

If you want her to: Retire that flannel nightie.

You say: "Remember that camisole I bought you from Victoria's Secret? Whenever you wear it, you end up in my dreams."

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