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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: What To Do When Your Husband And Best Friend Don't Get Along?


My husband and my best friend do not get along and are always putting me in the middle. How can I keep the peace?


The short answer: Keep them apart as much as possible. Have your friend over only when your husband isn't around, and don't invite him along when you go out to see her. It doesn't sound like eithe rof them will mind one iota, and that should substantially cut down on their bickering. When one of them trashes the other to you, say, "Please don't criticize X or drag me into your disagreement. You know how much he/she means to me." Most important, accept the fact that they don't get along and don't stress about it - they could grow closer as the years go by.

-- The Nest Editors

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