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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: Move for His Job?


The Nest Q&A My husband got a job offer across the country. I don't want to move (I love my job). What's the solution?


If the job is something your guy has dreamed of since childhood (team physician for the Dallas Cowboys, comedy writer for Letterman), call the movers. Why? Because let's say you convince your husband to turn down the gig. In his head, that job will obtain mythic stature (that is, he could've been the team doc who got promoted to quarterback). And then there's the risk that he'll (subconsciously) resent you for standing in the way of "the job that would have made his life complete."

Still, that's no reason for you to sit at home eating bonbons. Why not ask your boss if you could telecommute? Or take this opportunity to fulfill a dream of your own-- from finishing that screenplay to getting an MBA. Whatever you do, don't stay put while your sweetie moves a gazillion miles away (unless there's a set time frame, like he's being transferred to the London office for six months). Long-distance works about as well now as it did when your college boyfriend moved to Seattle and you decided to stay in Boston. What college boyfriend? Yes, exactly.

-- The Nest Editors

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