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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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The Weird Things Your Partner Does When You’re Away

Ever wonder what your significant other’s up to when you’re away? You might be surprised -- or seriously creeped out. Here are some of the (anonymous) gross-ities Nesties told us about.

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"Clip my toenails and use the clippings to clean my teeth."

"Scratch my guys freely and eat chips out of the bag...without washing my hands first."

"The same things I do when my partner is around. I have no shame!"

"Try on my wife's panties."

"Eat frozen pizzas and other nasty stuff my partner never lets me eat."

"Skim women's magazines that my wife normally reads."

"Fart more than usual."

"Eat corned beef hash (right out of the can) and Cheez-Its on the new couch, while playing Xbox 360 until my vision starts to blur."

"Call my mom."

"Watch VOD movies my partner would never watch -- ever."

-- Kristin Koch

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