Managing Stress Together

Yours. Mine. Ours. Let's conquer it together!

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Are you stressed? You're not alone! Stress is an inevitable part of life.

Learn how to identify its sources and develop the strategies you need to manage stress, whether personally or in support of your partner.

Your relationship will thank you!

Course Summary:

Learn how you and your partner can work together to manage the stress you each experience as well as the stress in your relationship.

Course Details:

Close Companions - we have built our 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 single-day seminars and weekend retreats across the United States.

Managing Stress Together contains the following comprehensive seven segments:

  • Acknowledging the Sources of Stress (name it and claim it)
  • Recognizing the Effects of Stress (what's wrong with me anyway?)
  • Dealing with Personal Stress (feel better, happier, and healthier)
  • Responding to Partner Stress (2 are better than 1 - we can help each other and feel more connected)
  • Managing Relational Stress (finally, we have strategies to deal with it!)
  • Stress and Your Future: Developing a Game Plan (what now? It's for us to decide)
  • Resources for Further Learning and Development (more information and help at our fingertips)

Each segment guides you through five key activities to help you and your partner hone your skills:

  • Learning: Close Companions expert instructors and advisors share their knowledge and best practices
  • Awareness Building: Download activities to develop awareness of potential issues in yourself and your relationship
  • Partner Sharing: Watch a demonstration of a real couple modeling an effective conversation
  • Couple Conversation: Engage in your own conversation with your partner
  • Action Exercises: Try the strategies out for yourselves!


  • “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

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Dr. Greg and Priscilla Hunt
Dr. Greg and Priscilla Hunt

Greg Hunt, PhD and Priscilla Hunt, CRCC are passionate about nurturing and growing their relationship.

Their mission is to shine a light so that other couples can find their way on their own relational journey together.

Greg and Priscilla strongly believe that there is unlimited potential within your relationship and that you can co-create the relationship you really want.

  • Relationship Specialists
  • Communication Trainers
  • Marriage Mentors
  • Relationship Coaches
  • Authors
  • Speakers
  • Workshop presenters
  • Co-creators of the Close Companions Online Relationship Academy

Priscilla is a certified Relationship Coach for Couples and Training Mentor with Relationship Coaching Institute, Executive Director for Better Marriages, and co-creator of the Online Relationship Academy.

Greg is a best-selling, award-winning author, consultant, and President of Directions, Inc., a nonprofit that provides direction for organizations, relationships, and life.

Known for their humorous, energetic style, they are sought-after speakers and presenters.

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 immediate and unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Does a couple have to take the course together, with both partners present?
No! While the course is built to be most effective by taking the course as a couple, 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, 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.
Does this course replace 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.
What are the advantages of this course over a face-to-face program?
We’re here for you 24/7, whether at home or on the go. With online courses a couple has the freedom to proceed at their own pace, and they 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 – a couple can start from the beginning or dive right in to the section that interests them the most!

Course Curriculum

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