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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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Love Q&A: Should I Tell Him Now?


The Nest Q&A My husband has mentioned that he hopes to make enough dough so that I don't have to work once we have kids. But I don't want to ditch my career after kids. Should I have that talk with him now, or wait until I'm preggers?


Break out the good wine glasses (and wine, naturally) and come clean tonight. "We like to talk up front about big topics, so there are no surprises," says Anna Hartman of Boston. "We've already had the baby talk, even though we're a few years away from having kids." In fact, by not speaking up, you're sending the message that you're happy with the stay-at-home scenario. Who knows-- it may come as a huge relief to him to find out that Bugaboo Baby Strollers and braces won't be coming out of only his paycheck.

-- The Nest Editors

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