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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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10 Funny Married Confessions

Hiding something? You’re not alone! Take a look at these hilarious confessions, then leave a comment with your own -- c’mon, we all have something to confess!

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“I will probably go to the grocery store on Friday and grab a copy of People magazine to look at Kim K’s wedding pictures. I won’t purchase it but instead will walk around the grocery store like it’s a library reading the article and looking like I’m shopping.”

“Confession: I would TOTALLY go to Medieval Times. I’ve always been curious about it. I understand that it’s ridiculous and completely obnoxious and over the top, but I want to see some jousting.”

“A very nice coworker has been trapped in the kitchen with a really weird coworker who won’t shut up for the last 20 minutes. I am not volunteering to break it up despite the fact that nice coworker won’t do it and I know he doesn’t want to talk to this guy. (He is comparing making a sandwich to an algorithm.)”

“I just had three hot dogs for dinner. It’s leftover night, but I ate all the leftovers for lunch. Therefore, hot dogs.”

“I just bought a bunch of stuff from Pier 1 yesterday for my birthday party and intend on taking, like, 75 percent of the stuff back after I use it.”

“When Lucas [son] wants to watch the Power Rangers, I make him watch Power Rangers R.P.M. because these guys are the Rangers: [posts pictures of attractive shirtless actors].”

“I like to stick my face in my cat’s belly and rub it around. I wish there was an over-the-counter kitty sedater so I could do it for more than two seconds.”

“I wear aprons. I love wearing them and I usually put one on as I’m getting breakfast made, and it stays on till after dinner is cleaned up.”

“My dad gave me his tickets to the opening game for the Nebraska football team . My MIL is watching the kids for us. We are leaving super early just to get away from them. I do not give a s*** about Nebraska football, and I was thinking about bringing a book with me, but I knew my H would absolutely kill me.”

“Yesterday I was pulling out of the garage and forgot that DH was parked in the driveway and not the garage (I was in a hurry and wasn’t paying attention) and…yeah, I basically sideswiped his car. Whoops. Just some minor paint damage to his handle but I really considered not telling him and just making something up about him not noticing that he got sideswiped in a parking lot.”

-- The Nest Editors