And only seems to "like" most of my family.
Nini, of course he doesn't
A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.Winnie the Pooh
What was the counselling about?
Honestly, if the two of you irritate each other enough to have to see a counsellor to sort things out, how do you expect him to deal with your friends?
Your friends aren't the ones dating your b/f so they have no real obligation to "smooth things over" or be polite or like him if he irritates them. They're not going to p*ssy-foot around him and he isn't going to hold back dealing with them either.
I can understand a b/f having issue with one or two of your friends but if he doesn't like ANY of them? Are you sure that YOU really like him?