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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 Upgrade Your Nicknames

Baby. Hmm, these days that could be just about anyone. Give one another a name that won't make you wanna cringe.

Photo: Veer

Old: Honey
New: Darling
Why He'll Respond: A man has a case of the honey-dos when he hears "Honey do this, Honey do that." Honey is associated with nagging. But you'll sound glamorous saying, "Darling, fetch me a cocktail."

Old: Pooh Bear
New: Sunshine
Why She'll Respond: Pooh Bear is loaded with woe-is-me tones, but Sunshine will inspire her to stop complaining and be that ray of light.

Old: Henderson (or insert last name)
New: Amore Mio (Italian), Mon Amour (French) or Mi Amor (Spanish)
Why He'll Respond: Shocker, but guys don't really want you to call them the same name that their guy friends call them. It just doesn't have quite the same ring.

Old: Sweetie
Why You'll Both Respond: Okay, confession, we ripped this one off the couple one Million Dollar Listing on Bravo. Works for guys or girls.

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