Monthly Archives: April 2013

Launch Me Ellen – Reason #8

Launch Me Ellen – Reason #8

I don’t care much about cars which means I won’t write about them. Who wants to read about cars anyway?

Unless you care about cars.

In that case, forget what I just said.

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Launch Me Ellen – Reason #7

Launch Me Ellen – Reason #7

My name is different. I want to do something different with my life to match it.

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April 22 – Massage your partner on area of his/her choosing/Change your facebook status

April 22 – Massage your partner on area of his/her choosing/Change your facebook status

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Give your partner a ten minute massage on an area of his/her choosing. After the full body massage s/he received, s/he will have a much better idea of what felt best or relaxed him/her the most.

Long distance couples, change your facebook status to a quote that is meaningful to you and your partner or that conveys how you feel about your partner.

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Living Room Dance Party!

Living Room Dance Party!

They dance everywhere Ellen! Here they are two years ago having a dance party in the living room!

 

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Launch Me Ellen – Reason #6

Launch Me Ellen – Reason #6

I am Canadian. So is Justin Bieber.

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Launch Me Ellen – Reason #5

Launch Me Ellen – Reason #5

You are American. Heidi is American. You two are practically twins.

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April 21 – Tell your partner about your favourite childhood memory

April 21 – Tell your partner about your favourite childhood memory

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Yet another communicative “task” and let me explain why these are so important. Financial trouble is often quoted as the leading cause of marital breakdowns but I would say the single most important thing in any relationship, and romantic ones are no different, is communication. Without effective communication you will never have a fulfilling relationship with your partner. I have no scientific evidence to quote here but ask you to do this: think of all of the couples you know and think about their communication. Is it effective or non-existent? Now think about how close and happy those same couples are. When I do that with the couples I know, the ones who cannot communicate are unhappy and always frustrated with each other. The ones who communicate seem to respect each other and are very close and happy together. It is quite telling.

Today you are going to tell your partner about your favourite childhood memory. Try to be descriptive and explain who, what, where, when, why and how. Did you go to Disneyland, win a soccer tournament or get to spend a day lounging around in your pajamas with your mom watching tv all day?  It may make you feel vulnerable but vulnerability has to occur in order to “let someone in”. The more you “let your partner in” the closer you will become.

Try to tell your partner about your favourite childhood memory in person (video chat for long distance couples) so they can see your body language too. Remember the stats! 55% of the message you convey is based on your body language. 38% is based on the <em>way</em> you say your words. <strong>Only 7%</strong> is based on the words that actually leave your mouth. So next time you roll your eyes while your partner is talking and s/he accuses you of being rude, don’t reply with the classic, “What? I didn’t say anything.” You have actually spoken volumes.

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April 20 – Play a board or card game together

April 20 – Play a board or card game together

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Today’s “task” is fun and simple but very meaningful. This is a free activity that will get you chatting, playing and most likely smiling and laughing (especially if you are winning, right). Life is busy and we rarely take the time to relax and play together. So today your mission is to do just that – play!

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Launch Me Ellen – Reason #4

Launch Me Ellen – Reason #4

I love to talk. You host a talk show. We are practically twins!

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Launch Me Ellen – Reason #3

Launch Me Ellen – Reason #3

I live in Canada. You live in the United States of America. But we both live in North America. We are practically twins!

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