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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: Friends Copying Your Wedding?

Q.

Our engaged friends are copying our wedding to a T-same venue, same band, even one year to the day after our wedding! Many of the same guests will be there. Can I speak up?

A.

It's 100 percent understandable that you're annoyed with your friends for wedding-stalking you, but you'll just look pretty petty and create mucho awkwardness by piping up.

Also, guests will either (a) not even notice or (b) think that this couple must admire your taste. Look on the bright side: You get to celebrate your first anniversary by, in a sense, reliving your wedding. Sneak off together during the reception to reminisce (and whiper to each other, "Ours was so much better").

-- The Nest Editors

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