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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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Our Most Ridiculous Fight

Every couple has those fights that seem ridiculous and silly in retrospect. Check out what some Nesties own up to arguing about.

“We fought about how many times a toilet should be flushed in a day. This was a serious, ridiculous, give-the-silent-treatment kind of argument.” --LOISSA

“I was chopping tomatoes for dinner and my husband thought I was doing it wrong. I finished cooking dinner and he refused to eat it. Instead, he ordered pizza with every single topping I don’t like.” --COURT&JOHN

“It was over a T-shirt. ’Nuff said. A T-shirt!” --AIM7896

“We got into a fight while assembling the furniture in our new house. If we made it through that, we’ll make it through anything!” --AUBREYDUB

“Once we fought because he said that I love my cat too much. Now we fight over who the cat loves more.” --CHRISTINASPAQ

“While watching My Big Fat Greek Wedding, we got into a ridiculous argument about whether or not they would really have baptized him in a kiddie pool.” --CHGRITMON

“Whether or not to tuck in the sheets at the end of the bed -- every time I make the bed, I tuck them in, and every night, he untucks them.” --KDTULLY

“We had a standoff for almost a week to see who would give in first and finally buy toilet paper. For the record, I won.” --STEVE+MEL

“How to pronounce Cameron Diaz’s name. I said ‘Dee-oz’ and he insisted it was ‘Dee-as.’ Who cares? I didn’t speak to him for the rest of the night.” --MCNAM002

“Baby names.” --JODI21HARBUR

What are some of your most ridiculous fights? Share below!

-- The Nest Editors

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