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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: Weekend with Friends?


The Nest Q&A

Is it okay to go on girls’ and guys’ weekends now that we’re married?


Of course it is. Being married doesn’t mean you’re a package deal for all social events. There’s a right way to do it, though. First, talk to your spouse about it like you would with any other weekend-long travel plans. Go over the whos, whens, and wheres, and make sure your spouse didn’t make other plans for both of you that weekend. During the course of the event, try to behave -- not like a nun or a priest, but like a person who respects her marriage. If any situation (from a lap dance to accepting an innocent drink from the tall stranger in the corner) feels like you'd need to keep it a secret, then think twice before going ahead. Finally, call your spouse while you’re there and come home with stories to tell.

-- The Nest Editors

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