Sparking Love & Connection in Relationships
How can a game help you create a stronger and more satisfying relationship?
Cards for Connection & the Intimacy Deck make it easy to ask for moments of connection and the conversations help you practice the listening and communication skills that sustain your relationship for the long term.
Decades of research from the Gottman Institute show that the longest-lasting and happiest relationships are ones with regular “bids for connection” and turning toward each other. Unhappy relationships are those with a higher percentage of bids that aren’t met. It turns out that when we feel continuously rejected, disconnection takes hold and we give and accept fewer bids for connection.
It turns out that the key to creating long-lasting and happy partnerships is *asking for* and *saying yes to* moments of connection.
Meet the Intimacy Deck
A game for deeper conversations about love, relationships & sexuality.
We knew we were on to something great when the beta deck sold out the first printing in under a week with no advertising and just one post on Instagram. We’ve gotten amazing feedback from therapists, coaches and people who’ve made their relationships stronger just by playing together.
Who to Play the Intimacy deck with:
- Close friends to talk about love, sex, & relationships.
- A new lover to open up a deeper conversation about what you both need or want in your relationship.
- Your partner(s) to deepen & strengthen your relationship with your loving attention.
1. “Would you like to pick a card?”
How to play the Intimacy Deck in three easy steps:
- They pick a card
- Open up & share from your heart.
- Listen with your full attention.
FAQ: Do I have to answer the card? - Nope! If a card doesn’t feel right at the moment, go ahead and pick a different card. (maybe come back to this one solo for some self-discovery)
Bonus: Close the game with a (white) reflection card after you’ve played your other cards. Here’s a reflection card from the Cards for Connection deck:
I felt connected to you the most when ___.
I hope you love the Intimacy Deck and the connection that’s created every time you play!
Erin, the Connectress