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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: Do I Tell Her?

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The Nest Q&AMy friend’s husband hit on me. Do I tell her?

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Remember it’s a lot easier to believe that a friend has an overactive imagination than that she married a creep. Your friend probably already knows if her guy’s flirty with other ladies. If so, this incident won’t prove anything to her -- it’ll just make you seem like a drama queen. Also, realize that he could always spin this into a situation where you made the first move. If you tell and she goes into total denial, say, “I’m sorry, I may have misjudged the situation,” and back off. If she takes the case to her hubby, be willing to confront him with her. If you don’t have the guts to face him directly, don’t break such bombshell news. Sometimes a better move is to just offer support to your friend over time -- and to never be alone with her husband.

-- The Nest Editors

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