Improve Your Relationship

Hold Me Tight Online can show you and your partner the way home.



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The Hold Me Tight program can help you and your partner in the following ways:

  • Improve your relationship by strengthening your bond
  • Better conflict resolution and positive problem solving as well as co-operation around key issues such as financial difficulties or parenting
  • Better mental health – less depression, less anxiety
  • Better self image
  • Better physical health thanks to improved immune functioning.

Secure adults have better relationships. They are more empathic to others, and better care-givers. They also know what they need and understand how to ask for support when the going gets tough.

A responsive, caring bond with your partner provides the emotional balance needed to deal with life's challenges – from everyday problems to major crises such as a global pandemic.

The Hold Me Tight program is the only program found to both improve relationship satisfaction and foster a more secure bond. This online version is based on the only model of brief couple intervention validated in over 20 outcome studies demonstrating long term positive results.

Watch Dr. Sue Johnson explain how Hold Me Tight can help you and your partner today.



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Christine N.

Ottawa, ON

"I just want to extend my sincere thanks to the creators, editors and behind the scenes contributors to the Hold Me Tight online program for making this easy to follow course so accessible to busy couples such as me (and my husband). It has truly enabled the harder, difficult to have conversations to take place and has awoken in us a newfound intention and determination to make our relationship soar to new heights. Our family is not perfect…but we are better because of it. Much appreciation."

J. A.

Victoria, BC

"We really enjoyed doing this program. It made me realized how much we have grown as a couple over the years… And also showed us we still have a few things to work on. Sue has a wonderful and warm voice and is very engaging. I feel the exercises brought us closer."

Nathalie P.

Ottawa, ON

"This program was user friendly & easy to navigate. Even though our arguments tended to be about the same things, I had never realized we were stuck in a cycle before we did this program. Being able to watch Sue do sessions with other couples, and then hear her explain what the individuals were thinking and feeling in those situations was my favorite part. Putting myself in their shoes helped me understand my own patterns, and my partner more. This program really brought us closer together. We are now able to understand each other better and we respond to each other in more positive ways. We printed out every worksheet in the program and plan to keep them to review regularly! I would recommend this to any couple – whether they feel they are in crisis, or just want to improve their relationship."

Michelle D.

Akron, OH

"Doing this program really helped us learn about our own fears & needs and the softer emotions that influence some of our reactions when we get caught up in disagreements. I truly believe we have grown closer and stronger as a couple after going through these exercises."

Carol M.

Victoria, BC

"We thought the program was terrific! We decided to do the program to build on what we already felt was a pretty awesome relationship. We really feel the program helped us to talk openly about some aspects of our relationship.

We really felt cared for and guided by Sue throughout the entire program. I loved Arwin and Blair so much! Their contributions were wonderful - open, brave, and so very helpful."

David W.

Berkeley, CA

"Doing this program really helped us learn about what sets us each off and what is really going on beneath the surface when we get into arguments. There are a lot of great tools in this program that are both fun and easy to use. Even though we have been together a long time, I think we both learned a lot about each other through doing the exercises in this program. And I think we are better at dealing with our issues when they come up now!"

Satisfied Participant


"We learned more about our own selves and how we respond in relationships (romantic and otherwise). I consider my relationship with my husband strong and built on love and shared values … what we learned from this program served only to deepen what we already had. It is not only for relationships in trouble. Thank you for this exceptional gift!"

Satisfied Participant


"We are done now and found it very helpful. I think it brought up a lot of conversation that we would not have taken the time to discuss on our own. Thanks again!"