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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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Is Your Favorite Couple Cheating on You?

You might be married, but it doesn’t mean you’ve left dating in the dust. Although you’re not out on the prowl anymore, it doesn’t mean you can’t (and don’t) date your friends. After all, one of the first relationships you cultivate after marriage is with “The Couple You’re Basically Dating.” You know -- the married twosome you see more often than anyone else. When it’s good, it’s really good. You share Friday nights out, weekend DIY projects, and, best of all, no sexual tension. But could your #1 couple start pulilng away? Here are six hints it's happening:

Hint 1: The first and most obvious: They stop returning your phone calls.

Hint 2: You’ve been spending every Friday night together for four years, and they’ve been "too busy" for the last four months.

Hint 3: You make extend the invite more often than they do, like 90 percent of the time.

Hint 4: They’re talking about (and practically mooning over) another couple they’ve been hanging out with lately.

Hint 5: You see them out on the town with the other couple -- repeatedly. Ouch.

Hint 6: They had a baby -- six months ago -- and you never hear from them. But, hey, give 'em a break and keep them in the loop. They're cheating on you with their baby! You might be in the same situation someday.

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-- Margaret O'Malley

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