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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: He's Jealous of a Male Coworker

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My husband is jealous of a male coworker I’m friends with. How can I convince him he has nothing to worry about?

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It’s perfectly normal for him to feel a little jealousy. If you’re sure this isn’t a serious resentment problem with larger issues at play, think about whether you’re doing anything (intentionally or not) to contribute to your husband’s unease. Are you often telling funny stories of how charming your work buddy is? If so, tone it down. You might think it’s good to keep your husband in the loop, but you could also be subconsciously doing it to get his attention. Maybe your husband has a point. Are you sure your coworker’s feelings are as platonic as yours? If the situation is iffy, create some distance. Once you’ve made adjustments (or not), suppress your hubby’s green-eyed monster. Remind him that you’re married because you love one another and because you trust each other.

-- The Nest Editors

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