Thrive Boston Couples Counseling

Thrive Boston Couples Counseling: It's Never too Early (or Late)

Whether your relationship is in trouble, or you just want to protect a good thing, couples counseling can help. Call to schedule your first appointment: 617-395-5806.

Whatever brought you to this page, be thankful that it did. Taking the time to consider how couples counseling could positively impact your relationship is one of the best uses of the 1,440 minutes you have in the day. At this moment, you and your significant other could be incredibly happy. Or, perhaps you were at one point, but now things have become strained. It's OK. You're not alone. Every relationship goes through seasons: summers and winters, easy times and hard times, good times and times where everything you thought you knew and loved seems to be crashing around you.

"Imagine spreading everything you care about on a blanket and then tossing the whole thing up in the air. The process of divorce is about loading that blanket, throwing it up, watching it all spin, and worrying what stuff will break when it lands."

- Amy Poehler, comedian

Today, almost 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. Even higher is the number of committed relationships that end up in "emotional divorce." With emotional divorce, you're still together, technically, but you and your partner have been heading in different directions for a while.

Maybe your relationship is like that of George and Dana

. George and Dana started dating in college, not long after arriving for their freshman year, and were married only months after graduation. Dana is now an incredibly successful entrepreneur, and most every day is spent focused on work. George also loves his job at the university they attended, and spends time with his work friends whenever Dana is busy (which is most of the time). Fast-forward 15 years, and the only things they seem to have in common are their two children. The brief moments they spend together are either completely silent or used to discuss household upkeep.

Or perhaps your relationship is more similar to what Stephanie and Carl are going through.

Carl took up biking as a way to shed what he jokingly refers to as the "baby weight" he gained when Stephanie was pregnant. As time progressed, he became more and more serious about his pastime, eventually signing up for several races. Training takes up much of his time, and while his family is supportive, they would like to spend more time with him, not on the sidelines. At home, though, Carl is always distracted, either reading up on related articles or texting his cycling friends.

Are you satisfied with the current state of your relationship?

Whether your relationship is brand new or ages old, you cannot expect things to go well without taking action, without practice. Just like you can't hop downstream in a kayak and hope to get to where you want to go without paddling, your relationship cannot survive on cruise control. You'll get stuck - or worse.

The professionals at Thrive Boston Couples Counseling can help equip you with the necessary tools for not only getting where you want to go, but to have the best time possible along the way.

Why Do People Pursue Couples Counseling?

Why do so many good relationships seem to break apart over time? There is no one answer, but relationships today face a multitude of pressures and challenges.

These can include:

  1. Communication problems
  2. Anger issues
  3. Dependency or co-dependency
  4. Jealousy
  5. Broken trust
  6. Painful pasts (before the relationship began)
  7. Cheating or adultery
  8. Parenting challenges
  9. Fear or uncertainty about the relationship's future

These are just a few of the common troubles that can lead to serious relationship problems, but they are all highly treatable through counseling. You might even be on pretty solid ground and want to further bullet-proof your marriage or romantic partnership. Even then, the professionals Thrive Boston Couples Counseling can help.

Why Choose Thrive Boston Couples Counseling?

The counselors at Thrive Boston are leaders in the field and have been featured in a multitude of professional and national publications, including, CNN, Mashable, Cult of Mac, The Boston Globe, Prevention, Chicago Tribune and more.

What's even more important than public accolades, however, is that Thrive Boston couples counselors are focused on their clients, caring and have helped literally thousands of couples save and improve their relationships.

When couples arrive at our offices for their first session, often they're not sure whether couples counseling is going to be able to help their relationship. Sometimes one (or both) persons in the relationship already has one foot out the door. When a relationship is in crisis like this - often due to years of poor communication, lack of time spent together or a recently discovered infidelity - it can feel to both parties in the relationship like the union is beyond hope.

We don't think so.

We have helped countless couples on the verge of separation (or divorce) overcome difficult obstacles and find both healing and recovery.

Couples Counseling Appointment Within 24 Hours

You've made it this far, now let us walk with you from this point - this point right now - until your relationship is where you want it to be.

Thrive Boston couples counselors know how important is for your to begin your couples counseling sessions now - not next week, not next month. When you call to schedule a session for the first time and reach voicemail after voicemail, it can be frustrating, to say the very least. You need help now, since now is all we ever have. The past is over and the future always remains out of reach.

That's why we have what we call a "no waiting list policy." The way we see it, if you're ready to get started with couples counseling, we're going to make sure that we're ready to get you an appointment within 24 hours of your call to us.

If you'd like your relationship to be stronger than it's ever been, call Thrive Boston Couples Counseling at 617-395-5806 to schedule your first couples session.



Dr. Anthony Centore

Founder and CEO, Thrive Counseling