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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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My friend yells at her husband in front of us. Is there anything I can say?


It’s often more common to think of a man as the harsh one in a relationship, and if that were the situation (especially if it happens often), your initial reaction would be to stop and make sure that your friend is okay. This isn’t any different. When your girlfriend is verbally abusing her man, let her know that her behavior bothers you. Instead of saying, “You shouldn’t speak to him like that,” choose a time when you’re away from everyone else and say, “I understand that you’re angry with him, but I feel uncomfortable when you talk to him that way.” It might open her eyes to her own behavior, or at the very least, get her to stop doing it in front of you.

-- The Nest Editors

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