Gottman Card Decks

4.6
Category Lifestyle
Developer The Gottman Institute, Inc
Platform Android
Package com.carddecks
Want to improve your relationship? This app can help.

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Reviews (105)

Alice A
Jul 19, 2022
I don't support any app that says to masturbate to help your relationship. 100% that does not help but rather destroys true intimacy.
Silvia Rösler de Souza
Jul 5, 2022
There is a lot of good information and strategies in this app. Prepared by great specialists, it represents a very helpful and insightful tool to support the pursue of a thriving marriage!
Kelsey Steele
Jun 4, 2022
...it's okay. A lot of the questions are VERY basic, and the suggestion cards (for improving your relationship) are basically just a Relationships for Dummies book in card form. The sex-related stuff is pretty vanilla, so don't even look at that if you veer even slightly out of the vanilla category.
Caroline Peters
Apr 11, 2022
LOVE these cards, and the work of John and Julie Gottman in general. These cards are giving my partner and I great ideas for new ways to connect, communicate, and explore things to do together.
Marilet Kotze
Mar 24, 2022
So a suggestion : themed events! 🤣 Conversations about what valentine's day and Christmas mean to you!
Mandarina De la Rosa
Feb 22, 2022
Love it! It's a lot of fun and discovery with my husband. Never rate anything but this is worth it, every love relationship needs this!
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Elizabeth Salinas
Feb 14, 2022
I love this app for it's deep questions, and that it doesn't try to charge you for each subject like other apps do. I can't wait to use some of these prompts to help me communicate with my person, and maybe encourage him to use some as well, as he struggles sometimes to express himself or find the right words.
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Becky G
Jan 18, 2022
I love these questions! They're great for helping an individual learn more about their partner, increase their listening skills, and share more of themself.
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shalisha winslow
Dec 2, 2021
A must have for relationships. Great conversation starters, getting to know someone whether in a long term relationship or just meeting. Wonderful topics and questions.
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Liam Wnorowski-Santos
Dec 2, 2021
A game changer for promoting healthy communication and deepening the bond for my own personal relationship
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Jaclyn Burrow
Sep 30, 2021
Wow, this is an amazing resource. Sometimes its difficult initiative conversation between a couple that's been together for a few years... you feel like you know most everything about eachother. Come to find out- not even close! Can't wait to incorporate this into our relationship
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jeff walker
Sep 2, 2021
Extremely helpful information and games, especially for new couples. Gottmans website has great stuff for LTRs
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Christine Todd
Aug 4, 2021
I love these cards. S/O and I draw a couple cards a day. Trying to think of our own game integrating these cards.
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Margaretha Oosthuizen
Jul 3, 2021
Amazing app for couples at any stage of their partnerships. Could you please add a deck of cards for self-care? I think that would really be a great feature. I've been reading quite a bit of material on the gottman website about self-care, self-esteem and self-soothing. And I realize how important this is to be a better partner. I would really like to see that deck of cards here as well.
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Michael Lopez-Jeng
Jul 2, 2021
This has been so helpful in getting my wife and I to connect in the midst of one of the busiest times of our lives.
Rob O'Connor
Jun 14, 2021
Great app, good for sparking communication and improving relationship. Wish there was an option to pick a random card from each deck, especially the spicy ones to make it a little more interesting.
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Raymond Soucy
Jun 4, 2021
Just downloaded App... (Thanks22New's) For the Great Helpfull Life Advice App... I'll Add a review after a week or two of using this App...
KINGVISIONk49 K
May 5, 2021
The app is great everything is in order, can you ad an update where we can connect to our partners app to see their views or answers
Karman Gaea
Apr 26, 2021
Really surprised by this app overall. Definitely worth having especially when you want to rekindle or start a meaningful relationship.
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Aaralyn Huhn
Apr 5, 2021
I really really liked this app I wish it had a few more for long distance and maybe more articles but I have been recommending it to friend
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Tammy Braley
Apr 3, 2021
This is a pretty sweet app to have especially if you have a spouse that is willing to play a long and is open-minded. Good questions for couples to get to know each other better or more intimately.
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Utopian Strivings
Mar 29, 2021
I am a therapist and I use this for clients. Unfortunately, for most clients, the sexual aspect of the card deck is a big turn off -- no pun intended. The Gottmans separate the marriage training from the sex training, so why wouldn't they separate the card deck accordingly? Some clients have trauma and to see this as the therapeutic end point is scary. I wish they'd just take that part out and keep in the physical intimacy aspects of cuddling and kissing.
nick091985
Mar 10, 2021
Great app. I wish it was a bit more user friendly. For example, pick up where you left off, when moving through questions, instead of going back to the start each time
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Jaq Morrill
Jan 28, 2021
This seems like a really fantastic resource for folks with less experience around relating intentionally who are interested in developing intimacy. For folks who have more experience building intimate relationships with intention and who enjoy novelty, it may be less useful. Aka, some of the ideas for open-ended questions and rituals are fantastic, but an example of a "hot salsa" suggestion for spicing up your sex life is having oral sex outside of the bedroom. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Robyn Williams
Jan 12, 2021
My husband and I have been working to be more intentional about our connection and friendship and we love this app. It has helped us have more meaningful conversation and the together. We highly recommend it.
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kira levenberg
Jan 7, 2021
Nice but I was hoping for more. More detail maybe? I don't know. Or maybe more options? It's great but feels like something is missing or maybe just got my hopes up too high because of my friend's rave reviews 🤣.
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eli oppen
Dec 6, 2020
Its missing a random option. for example date /salsa, if you can have the option for pressing random and it chooses one for you........
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Vimbainashe Lindiwe Munjeri
Nov 12, 2020
Fun app to spice up and get to know one another better. Takes a minute or two to get familiar with app
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Mairead McHugh
Nov 1, 2020
Really cute app for question ideas on any sorts of topic🥰. It's a lovely way to connect. Just wished that there was a way to swipe through the deck or mark which ones have been seen before/ randomize option. It can be a bit tedious scrolling through them to find ones you haven't seen yet!
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A C
Oct 10, 2020
This gottman cards are amaze balls! They give me so many varieties regarding maintain healthy relationship with your love one. Please make more of these and I've been waiting for a Gottman's book 📖 😍
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Kevin Rickard
Sep 4, 2020
Hear.... what would have been good to know before marriage but may be considered even better to learn after the honeymoon ends. Gottman Cards Decks add life, intimacy and strength to marriage relationships. They help to cultivate and turnover soil providing new growth and life in what may have become barren land.
Joyce Tang
Aug 6, 2020
If you've gone to a Gottman conference, this is a great app! It allows you to always have access to their great content without bringing the paper cards. I wish there was an option to shuffle the cards, on top of the current favoriting feature.
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steve peck
Jul 14, 2020
An extraordinary tool from the most practically important approach to emerge from the chaos of 20th century psychology. Thank you Gottmans. Once again you enrich our relationships, in all spheres...
Haley Oettinger
Jul 9, 2020
This app is absolutely awesome. The cards are soothing, helpful, and practical. I enjoy flipping through and love that you can save favorites.
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Meghan Smith
May 25, 2020
Really great questions to get to know your partner! Great conversation starters, and you get amazing insights into who your partner is, but only if you put effort into remembering and using the information. THIS IS A GOOD LISTENING OPPORTUNITY, not just a "Coke or Pepsi" game.
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Alia
May 15, 2020
I really loved the questions in the decks Sex Questions for Women and Sex Questions for Men, they were the same questions for both sexes, really powerful, now it's all under one sex questions deck and the profound questions are all replaced by not as good ones, I want the old version back.
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Anders Wilmann
Apr 28, 2020
Beware; The "expressing needs" section is written in a demanding language camouflaging strategies as actual needs. This is not beneficial for connection and I'm surprised the gottmans have ok'd this section. It should be called "expressing wants"😩 Example; the deck suggest "I need you to tell me I look nice". The need in this case might be to feel appreciated. How about showing us how to invite our partner to meet that need, in stead of a demanding strategy of something we want? C'mon.
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User
Apr 26, 2020
Tried it by professional recommendation to spark new conversations in my 26 yr relationship but it was kinda lame.... uninstalled. I like the concept but not the content
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User
Apr 18, 2020
The only thing that will make this a 5 star rating is the app name being capital on my list, it says "carddecks" and it doesn't look good. But the app works well.
5
User
Apr 13, 2020
really good app! The only suggestion that I would make us that the message on some cards cut off and it doesn't allow you to scroll.
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User
Apr 12, 2020
Love the decks, but can't see many of the cards in their entirety; the app cross them and I haven't found a way to select or otherwise change the view. Update: appeared to be a problem with my phone, but on the new phone the decks don't shuffle.
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User
Apr 2, 2020
Exactly what I've been looking for. Huge thanks to the devs. No paywall, no accounts, easy and clean UI.
User
Mar 26, 2020
I love the card decks, but the questions are cut off on a lot of them - the whole question doesn't fit on the card. I can't figure out a way to read the whole questions when it happens. Pretty annoying.
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User
Mar 18, 2020
The app itself is really well done. It's really easy to use, plus there's a lot of cards so you can ask questions for ages. My only problem is how unnecessarily gendered the sex packs are. They both ask almost the exact same questions, and assumes cis het relationships. Plus, all the other decks say he (she) or the like. Just use they/them pronouns! Considering this is from a highly respected relationship institute, it's surprising to me that all their stuff is still very cishet centric.
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User
Mar 18, 2020
My partner and I use these regularly and they have made a world of a difference! Our communication has gotten more open and strong.
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User
Mar 4, 2020
Looks good in principle, but it's still pretty broken on modern android, and questions don't fully display. I hope they update soon.
5
User
Mar 3, 2020
It's been helpful to use. However my phone doesn't support this app thoroughly because there are some cards that I can't see in it's entirety.
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User
Feb 15, 2020
Was warned immediately that this app was made for an older version of Android. There is no update. Cannot read the very first card in it's entirety, likely the same for many others.
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User
Feb 14, 2020
Really, a lovely app. I'm a cards kind of person. I find them helpful for distilling the things I know I ought to do into a small & handy little interface. I like that this app offers convo starters. It also has a deck w great little phrases that I've ended up memorizing, like ways to indicate you're listening or good questions to help you learn more. It's hard sometimes to remember the right thing to say. I find this app useful for that. I use in it all my relationships, depending on the deck.
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User
Feb 6, 2020
I really like the conversations these decks can open up, but the app was developed for an older version of Android, so I can't read all the questions in full. I hope this gets updated soon!
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User
Jan 27, 2020
We are learning so much about each other. It's helping us so much to broach new and sometimes difficult topics. Seriously love this app!!! Thank you Gotmanns!!
User
Jan 8, 2020
A great idea, but much of it is unusable because the text on the cards is cut off on the bottom. I believe it needs to be updated for the latest Android version. When I first started the app on my Android phone, the phone warned me that it was built for an older version of the operating system and that it might not work properly. I'm running Android 10 on a new Samsung Galaxy S10+
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User
Jan 6, 2020
Very handy app! The suggestions might seem obvious, but sometimes that's exactly what you need. A couple of the cards cut off so I can't read the full text, but that's a minor problem.
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User
Dec 14, 2019
Very useful, quick and easy to use app to help recover and maintain an emotional and physical relationship with a partner.
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User
Dec 14, 2019
What a great opportunity for my husband and I to learn how to communicate on a much higher level. Awesome!
User
Dec 5, 2019
Please update! As others have mentioned, the card text is cutoff. I'm running Android 10 on a Pixel 3 XL.
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User
Nov 21, 2019
Most chapters offer attractive inputs to connect emotionally, engage in a meaningful conversation, break the routine with a simple small celebration or gesture of gratitude .. or light a sensual fire .. ;-) // 2 decks totally miss the mark. I am not happy with NEEDS + EMPATHY: mostly DEMANDS that are expressed, not NEEDS (I need YOU to ..) and the EMPATHY deck contains a lot of educating/evaluating or comforting sentences instead of 'simple' PRESENCE
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User
Nov 5, 2019
these cards have really helped my wife and I increase our dialogue and help us talk to each other in a meaningful way.
User
Sep 23, 2019
These cards helped my wife and I have a deep intamant conversation about something substantial. Thanks!!!
User
Aug 26, 2019
Good info and really happy with the ways it can be used to spur communication in a relationship, but the app has some issues. The UI font doesn't shrink/wrap/display properly for longer cards, the swipe to view is often sluggish or mis-reads the touch, and favorites doesn't make sense at all and are difficult to use. This is a great resource hampered by a half-done app design.
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User
Aug 15, 2019
Fabulous! Great for date night after kids when you can't think of a topic beyond kids or house repair. The language and approach of the gottman institute materials in general is great and really resonants with my husband and me.
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User
Aug 13, 2019
This is a great tool to connect with a spouse or, using appropriate questions, others you are close to.
User
Aug 8, 2019
Awesome! This app has already helped my relationship with my spouse! Love building our relationship with these cards!
User
Aug 3, 2019
I've used this app with my wife once so far and it was really fun. The love maps are said to actually grow new neurons in your brain and I'd like to use it more.
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User
Jul 11, 2019
cool stuff. haven't used it yet other than reading through some of the cards but good stuff nonetheless!
User
Jul 9, 2019
love it. i started to add this questions in my daily conversations...and it takes such a nice turn and the discussion stays positive and creative. interesting what some basic questions can trigger in a relationship.
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User
Jul 8, 2019
This is probably one of the best apps that I've installed since a long time. If you don't know what to do during an evening, try this app instead of watching the 1000th movie. This has led to do many meaningful conversations with my wife and really helped us to connect so far. I love the categories, I love that it's free! Cool stuff!
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User
Jun 15, 2019
This has been a great addition to our date nights and has helped build a deeper level of intimacy between my partner and I. A wonderful tool I would recommend any relationship to use!
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User
Jun 13, 2019
fun conversation starters that do the job perfectly. each one opens up topics to discuss in detail or about an aspect of personality in a fun presentation.
User
Jun 7, 2019
25 years in a relationship and still learning more about my partner. Interesting way to deal with asking questions.
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User
May 9, 2019
Great questions, but the interface is a bit challenging because there's no way to mark questions as "complete" and "not interested".
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User
Apr 5, 2019
This app is incredible, however it's not been updated for almost a year.... it might just be me but that isn't my idea of updating regularly. Very much looking forward to new features or content.
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User
Mar 24, 2019
Didn't save my marriage but they're great conversation pieces and open lines of communication that couples often have closed off.
User
Mar 23, 2019
After Marriage Retreat we have put this to great use it is a great tool for enhancing meaningful understood conversations
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User
Mar 19, 2019
Fun, easy to use. My partner of 2.5 years and I will read a couple questions from the Love Maps deck while we're waiting for a movie to start. There are many questions and activities available in the various decks in the app. We've really enjoyed using it.
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User
Mar 13, 2019
A good supporting tool to deepen a relationship. Gottman,s work on relationship is brilliant, well argued and supported by decades of research. Very positive and effective way to approach a relationship.
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User
Jan 9, 2019
Absolutley love these questions! Even after 18 years we still are finding out new things about each other!
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User
Dec 20, 2018
This app was just what I was looking for! It's great for using on date nights with my wife. It's also great anytime we feel the need to reconnect, like at night after a hard day. I'm so grateful to have this! #solidgold
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User
Dec 17, 2018
Awesome app containing relationship themed cards from the Gottman Institute research. Best of all, it's free. I have Drs. Gottman's book, and I was going to print some of the exercises so I could work through them with my husband. I looked on Amazon for a workbook, but didn't find anything, so I was pleasantly surprised to learn there is an app.
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User
Dec 11, 2018
I wish it would let you maybe record results or give examples sometimes. But overall a great way to get connected with your partner and learn to appreciate & understand them.
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User
Nov 1, 2018
Great way to maintain connection with your partner. Everything from emotional, practical and sexual conversation starters
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User
Nov 1, 2018
Great questions, fun and insightful another creative way to connect with your significant other and learn more about them in the process.
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User
Oct 30, 2018
After watching a dozen videos, webinars and read a multitude of articles published by the Gotman Institute I decided to try to use the app in my daily life and practice. It's simple to use and clients love it. It's a reminder of all the small things that many forget. Build your love maps with a little bit of help of this app. I truly recommend it.
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User
Oct 30, 2018
The cards are a good place to start to discuss topics with your partner. I think it would be very useful if there was the ability to add comments to each card so what was discussed can be noted down.
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User
Oct 30, 2018
Love the decades of reseach the Gottman's put into their work with couples therapy. This is a great and fun app to play with your significant other!
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User
Sep 30, 2018
It posses some really good questions. However it doesn't support recording answers or scoring so looses a lot of the potential benefits.
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User
Sep 23, 2018
I wish the feeling cards were more easily accessible. There are too many to swipe thru. It would be nice if there was a list or checklist option to use that made the deck more accessible.
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User
Sep 9, 2018
I am a psychologist and have known about the extraordinary research - based tools that the Gottmans developed over the last several decades. I am excited that they have an app that makes this really available to couples! The app is very straightforward and very helpful!
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User
Aug 30, 2018
I'm enjoying the app and hope it will help my relationship. Cheers to everyone that helped to put it together!
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User
Aug 26, 2018
Great... love the app... was about to buy the cards online... saw the app... saved me heaps of coin... stoked.... gottman is the best ... thanks guys
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User
Aug 22, 2018
Love that they have a phone version but since we bought a book and those cards are coming with it... we may not use this app so often. It's just great that it's an option.
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User
Aug 6, 2018
What an exceptional idea. It gives people a language to bridge communication gaps and build meaningful understanding and connection. Outstanding!
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User
Aug 1, 2018
Would love to use it but when I open a deck it just keeps scrolling through the cards and doesn't stop :-(
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User
Jul 19, 2018
Such a good, easy resource to connect with your spouse in just minutes everyday. Good for date nights when you're waiting for your meal or driving in the car!
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User
Jul 5, 2018
How to Bible for Fulfilling, Happy relationships. I always thought that relationships are something we are not trained for. Now, we have lot of info. we need within this one app. It's up to us whether or not we utilize it.
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User
Jun 27, 2018
This app is helpful for couples looking to connect in meaningful, consistent ways. It is also helpful for each individual in a relationship looking for more introspection.
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User
Jun 23, 2018
Super easy to use, works well in my relationship. It helps me find the words for the emotions or questions that I'm experiencing.
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User
May 29, 2018
Was looking into buying the actual decks online and was happy to see this app. I may still buy a couple of the decks, but really glad we can check them out first.
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User
May 27, 2018
I use this app randomly to connect with my fiance. He loves the questions and really enjoys asking and answering them.
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User
Feb 6, 2018
cute but it would be nice if thare was a way to send it to my guy like txt email and facebook and not habe to Physically show it to him
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User
Jan 25, 2018
It would be great to have an option to pick a random card or 'shuffle the deck' rather than always starting at the same point.
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User
Jan 21, 2018
When you really understand Dr Gottman's research of the Masters and the disasters of relationship this app can really help couples do what the masters of relationship are doing to succeed in relationship
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User
Jan 20, 2018
Nice but I think my wife hates me now because I keep making dick jokes when I answer all the questions. This is not a dick joke proof app, and therefore it only gets 3 stars from me. Maybe 4.
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User
Nov 22, 2017
The app kept messing up every time i would download on my android. All of cards kept shuffling uncontrollably and wouldn't stop.
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User
Nov 6, 2017
Great questions, but wish the ones I checked off were stored for easier access, hard to sort again through all the decks to find the questions that were meaningful
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