Managing Stress Together

Your Couple Relationship is your Greatest Resource for Managing Stress

Course Description

Stress is inevitable - we all experience it! Our couple relationship is one of our greatest resources in dealing with it. Can you tell your partner what you want and need when you're stressed to the max? Do you know how to best support your partner as they deal with their stuff? Neither of you has to go it alone! In this course, you'll learn skills, tips and strategies to put stress in its place - together!

Customer Testimonials

  • “I’ve just started this course and am already learning a lot. The instructors are articulate, personable, and know their stuff! The couple videos and worksheets are outstanding support materials.”- M&B
  • “We haven’t talked with each other like this in years! Usually we’re too busy problem-solving schedules and chores. What an extraordinary opportunity to have the structure and guidance to talk about the most important thing – our relationship.” - B&P
  • “When we take time out from our busy schedules to focus on our relationship, we’re never disappointed with the outcome. It’s crucial to take time out of our chaotic lives and get back in touch with each other and why we’re together in the first place.” - M&M

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Do I have to take this course with my partner?
No! While the courses are built to be most effective by taking the course as a couple, it's not required. Our model is based on direct, face-to-face communication, and we often see that couples who share an equal commitment to engaging the process get the most from our courses. However, we believe that when even one person in a relationship commits to developing skills and strategies to strengthen the connection with their partner, it can pay huge relational dividends.
Should I use this course instead of going to traditional relationship therapy or marriage counseling?
This course is not a replacement for couples counseling or therapy. It is designed to be used as a complement alongside traditional therapy, or by couples who are seeking to proactively develop the skills and strategies to make their good relationships great.
Why should I choose this online course instead of a face-to-face program?
We're here for you 24/7, whether you're at home or on the go. With online courses you have the freedom to proceed at your own pace, and you can go back and review previous content at any time. The course has been created in a logical sequence but crafted to be accessible in any order - start at the beginning or dive right in to the section that interests you the most!

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Your Instructor

Greg and Priscilla Hunt
Greg and Priscilla Hunt

Greg and Priscilla Hunt have a shared passion for championing and helping couples develop strong, healthy, vital relationships. Certified Relationship Experts, they have written extensively about relationships and are sought-after speakers and presenters.

Priscilla is the Executive Director of Better Marriages, a non-sectarian, non-political, non-profit founded in 1973 as one of the pioneering organizations in marriage enrichment and education.

Greg, an award-winning, best-selling author, is co-founder and President of Directions, Inc., serving people as they lead their organizations, relationships, and lives.

Who is Close Companions?

Close Companions has built these courses on a standard model based in interpersonal psychology and communications best practices. Our instructors and advisors are real couples who have honed their techniques through extensive training and real world experience leading couples in seminars, retreats, and conferences across the United States and beyond.

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