Communication is extremely important in a loving relationship. Talking and listening to each other is essential when you are dating for the first time and when you live together. Without it, couples can literally separate emotionally and then physically.
If you are just starting out or trying to get into a new relationship, it is sometimes difficult to bring up sensitive topics, especially about sex. But this is exactly the time you need to think and talk about all aspects of your sex life – all your likes, dislikes, desires, and expectations. Learning about each other’s sexual preferences and perspectives will make your relationship that much more satisfying. It also allows you to get a better idea of whether the relationship is one that you want to develop further or not.
And if you are in a long-term relationship, maintaining good communication is even more important. You may think you know your partner pretty well, but we all change as we grow older. The assumption that you know and understand each other may be preventing you from creating an even stronger connection with the person you love. Our interests and desires evolve as we learn and experience more about the world and about ourselves. Your partner may have shed restrictive beliefs or inhibitions. They may even be more open to erotic adventures and initially rejected sexual pleasures, activities that you may even fantasize about.
Sometimes it is difficult to find things to talk about or ways to raise certain issues. Relationship games for couples can help set the mood, expectations, and guidelines for discussing intimate questions to which we want answers. Relationship games for couples help introduce intimate questions into your conversation. Randomly selecting topics from a large list makes it easy to include more intense topics with less sensitive ones. Here are some quick and easy games that you can play anytime:
- Ask your partner to start by choosing a letter AZ. Then select a word or phrase that begins with that letter. Then your partner asks you any questions related to that word you answer. Then change. Go through the alphabet from beginning to end if you wish (each player makes the same letter once).
- Each person writes a list of questions on business cards or sheets of paper. Put them in a container and take them out at random. You could set a time each day to ask yourself something before going to bed or after making love. Add it to the question plate every time a new idea occurs to you.
- Each of you secretly writes a numbered list (2-12) of 11 words oriented to sex or relationships. On each player’s turn, roll two dice twice and use the numbers to select words from each list. Then make up a question that uses the two words for your partner to answer. The combinations can be very strange; if necessary, ask two questions, one for each word.
- Choose a relationship or sex guide and ask your partner to choose a number between 1 and the number of pages in the book. Quickly scan the page and find a section of interest that you can ask a question about. Read the section to your partner and then ask the question.
These matching games are suitable for long distance relationships when you can only communicate via email, text message, or phone call. They are also great for online dating. If you are caught up in conversation ideas or want to find out more about a potential partner, try these relationship games and get a better understanding of the person you may decide to meet in person.
It’s funny that many people find it easier to have sex than to talk about it. The emotional intimacy you create when you take the time to share thoughts and feelings while listening to your partner in return is priceless. Enjoy playing matching games together and keep your intimate connection strong.