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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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April 19 – Give your partner a meaningful gift

April 19 – Give your partner a meaningful gift

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Today, give your partner a meaningful gift. It does not have to be expensive. In fact, you and your partner should decide on a price limit. A homemade gift is even easier on the wallet. Most importantly, make it meaningful! It could be as simple as a new pen or the classic mixed tape (which today would be a playlist). Just make sure it is a gift from the heart! Long distance couples, show your partner the gift you got him/her on video chat. If it is not too expensive, mail it to him/her too. If mailing it is not practical, save it to give to him/her the next time you are together.

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April 18 – Hold hands/Go for a walk and take pics

April 18 – Hold hands/Go for a walk and take pics

AprilShowerslogopinterestToday, hold hands as much as possible! In public or in private, no matter what you are doing, hold hands if physically possible.

Long distance couples, today your “task” is to take a walk and take pictures of anything that reminds you of your partner. Then send him/her the pictures and your explanation of why it reminded you of him/her.

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April 17 – Send your partner a love note in the mail

April 17 – Send your partner a love note in the mail

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Send your partner a love note in the mail – yes, even you local couples. Most everyone enjoys finding something in their mailbox besides bills and junk mail. Not a big fan of writing letters? That’s okay! This love note can be as simple as writing “I love you” on a sticky note! Just the fact that you took the time to send anything in the mail to your partner says a lot! The fact that you are completing your 17th “task” means you are committed – to the April Showers “campaign” and to your partner. So keep going! Get on it and send your partner some love!

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April 16 – Trace your partner’s profile/Make your partner a picture slideshow

April 16 – Trace your partner’s profile/Make your partner a picture slideshow

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Local couples your “task” is to trace your partner’s profile slowly three times (from the top of the forehead, down the nose, over the lips and down the chin and neck, and back up, ending at the lips. Gaze into his/her eyes while you do this. After three times, kiss him/her softly on the lips. Read Karen Kreps’ post Meeting eye to eye may be seen as an invitation to romance who says, “sharing extended eye contact produces powerful mojo for a couple.”

Long distance couples, your “task” is to make your partner a slideshow to music using your favourite photos and clip art and whatever else you want to include, using some of the free and easy slideshow software. Read Elizabeth Maartens’ post 5 Free Slideshow Makers for Windows  or Brian Fisher’s Top 3 Free Slideshow Maker for Mac if you do not already have a software you prefer to use.

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April 15 – Give your partner a full body massage/ Take a weather picture

April 15 – Give your partner a full body massage/ Take a weather picture

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Local couples, your “task” today is to give each other a minimum 10 minute full body massage. That means from the top of your partner’s head to the bottom of their feet. This is your second massage task. To see your last one you can read April 8th‘s task of the day.

Long distance couples, sadly, you cannot massage your partner. Instead, go outside and enjoy the weather. Take a picture of the weather outside and send it to your partner with an explanation of what you would like to be doing with him/her given the current weather conditions.

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April 14 – Answer these questions and share with your partner

April 14 – Answer these questions and share with your partner

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Today’s “task” requires paper, a pen and total honesty. This “task” is all about getting to know each other, and yourself, better. You may feel vulnerable but letting your partner in, is the only way to have a close, fulfilling relationship.

I found a 60 page questionnaire online at lovepanky.com. They designed it with new couples in mind, to measure your level of compatibility with each other but it is also great for couples who have been together for a long time because it asks questions you may not have discussed or may not have even thought of before. Even if you know the title of your partner’s favourite book, you may not know why s/he prefers that over all other literary masterpieces. I have answered all 60 questions and I enjoyed doing it but don’t worry, today’s task is not to answer all 60.

Here are five questions from the 60 for you and your partner to answer. Answer them without any influence from your partner. Write your answers down on a piece of paper. Then read your answers to each other and have a discussion. Answer all 60 if you would like. You have the link.

1.  What’s your philosophy in life?

2.  Do you think money can buy happiness?

3.  The world would be a better place if…

4.  In the animal kingdom, what animal would you be?

5.  What is an absolute no-no in a relationship?

April 13 – Tell your partner about your favourite childhood friend

April 13 – Tell your partner about your favourite childhood friend

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Today is another communicative “task”. Tell your partner about your favourite childhood friend, no matter who that might have been. Imaginary or real, human or not, try to be descriptive and talk about how you felt about this friend and how s/he made you feel and what fun things you did together. 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 friend in person (video chat for long distance couples) so they can see your body language too. Here is something useful to know about communication since it is such an important part of a relationship. 55% of the message you convey is based on your body language. 38% is based on the way you say your words. Only 7% 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.

 

 

April 12 – Share a meal together

April 12 – Share a meal together

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Tonight you and your partner should share a meal together. It will be best if the two of you can share the meal every step of the way –  preparation, consumption and clean-up. If you would rather not cook, then go to a restaurant or order-in. Add some candlelight if you are so inclined. Try not to eat in front of the television together. Try to talk and focus on each other. Enjoy each other’s company and enjoy your meal!

Long distance couples: You can still do everything that local couples do in this task, minus the physical contact ;) If  possible, set up video chat in the kitchen and prepare the same meal, in your respective locations. Eat together on video chat. You can even add candlelight :) Clean up while still on video chat. It will make the clean up more enjoyable having your partner to talk to. If neither of you feel like cooking, try to order the same meal from restaurants in your respective locations.

 

 

April 11 – Listen to a favourite song together

April 11 – Listen to a favourite song together

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Your “task” today is to listen to a favourite song together. Perhaps you will choose the first song you ever heard together, a song that makes you laugh, sing out loud and be plain silly together, or perhaps you will choose a song in which the lyrics explain your love for each other perfectly. Whatever song you choose, make sure you enjoy it together. Sing together, dance together, kiss each other. Each time you hear the song from now on, one of the memories that will be evoked by it will be this “task”. Make sure it’s a good one!

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