Top Relationship Experts To Follow On Instagram
Relationships are one of the most important things in our lives, but they can be hard. These top relationship experts are here to help you navigate them.
Relationships come in many shapes and forms. There are no rules to them. But the only rule that all relationships should follow is that they should be healthy. This includes respecting and understanding the other person – whether they are a friend or a partner – and working together to solve any problems that arise.
But this is easier said than done. Human emotions and relationships are messy. Don’t worry, though! These top relationship experts are here to help you!
Julie Menanno (@thesecurerelationship)
Julie is a licensed family and marriage therapist who uses her knowledge to help you have healthy relationships. Using infographics that are easy to follow, she educates her followers on various things- such as what a “relationship trigger” is, various types of attachment styles, what goes on through people’s minds during certain things, and even relationship tips.
She also talks about why people do certain things or act a certain way. Understanding all of this can help you be secure in your relationships.
Elizabeth Earnshaw (@lizlistens)
Liz is a relationship expert and the author of ‘I want this to work,’ a guide on navigating the most difficult relationships we face. On her Instagram account, she posts relationship advice, “things to remember” – such as the fact that no two people in any relationship are the same, and ways in which you can show up for yourself and others.
She focuses a lot on self love in a healthy way. If you’re a people pleaser or someone who doesn’t know how to say “no,” you should definitely follow her!
Stacy and Rachel (@decoding_couples)
Stacy and Rachel are relatable relationship experts who help you communicate in a healthy way and break toxic patterns in your relationships. This could be anything- such as setting proper boundaries, knowing when to apologize and when to not, and taking responsibility for your own actions.
They give you the hard truths about relationships, help you explore yourself, and show you what healthy partnerships look like.
Jordan Green (@the.love.therapist)
Another relationship expert is Jordan, a licensed therapist who helps you heal through love. Her focus is both on self-love as well as relationships. She talks about how our trauma can come in the way of our relationships, and how we can slowly let go of that. One of my favorite posts from her page is her series on gaslighting.
More often than not, without us even knowing, we tend to exhibit toxic patterns when it comes to relationships. Such as forming a fantasy bond with someone- that is, falling in love with the idea of someone rather than who they actually are. Jordan’s page helps people identify such tendencies and move past them to healthier behavioral patterns.
Maria Sosa (@holisticallygrace)
Maria provides you with tips and tools to take care of your mind, body, and relationships. Her belief is that good and healthy relationships don’t just happen. You need to build them intentionally. I, for one, agree with her!
Her posts focus a lot on understanding what YOU need in relationships and how you can ask for them. Spoiler alert: asking for your needs to be met is NOT wrong. She also bursts many myths- such as how conflicts are normal; it is how you deal with them that matters.
Silvy Khoucasian (@silvykhoucasian)
Silvy is a relationship expert with an M.A. in Psychology. She is here to guide you towards creating fulfilling relationships. Ever felt shame in a relationship? Or been defensive? Don’t worry, completely normal. Plus, Silvy will help you regulate and deal with it!
She is all about understanding and creating connections with partners. Which is something that everyone can benefit from!
Sara Kuburic (@millennial.therapist)
Through relationships, Sara explores what it means to be human. She serves hard truths, reminders, and relationship tips. Being a human being comes with a lot of self doubt, mistakes, and struggles. And Sara says “don’t you ever forget that.”
She gives tips on how to find closure, how you can be there for yourself and others in a supportive way, and how to respond to certain situations tactfully. For example: gossip, or misunderstandings. Most problems can be solved if people actually talked to each other with respect, and Sara teaches you how.
The Gottman Institute (@gottmaninstitute)
The Gottman Institute provides a research-based approach to relationships. Their aim is to help you manage conflicts in a healthy way and increase intimacy and affection in your relationships. They believe that criticism, contempt, stonewalling, and defensiveness are the four horsemen of the relationship apocalypse, and they teach you how to prevent that!
They also focus on navigating relationships with kids and helping them manage their emotions. The institute also regularly vets therapists, so if you need one, simply go to their website!
Esther Perel (@estherperelofficial)
Esther is a psychotherapist, a bestselling author, and a believer that the quality of our relationships determine the quality of our lives- which is why she wants to make sure that you have healthy ones. Her emphasis is on healthy communication.
Her followers often send her personal questions or anecdotes and she gives them advice. I guarantee that you will find at least some story that fits the situation in your life.
Nedra Glover Tawwab (@nedratawwab)
Nedra is a therapist and author who focuses on boundaries in relationships. I know many of us have been taught differently, but having and asserting boundaries is not a bad thing. Saying “no” is not a bad thing. Not being available all the time is not toxic. And Nedra reminds us of that time and time again.
She teaches you to put yourself first and focus on your personal growth. If this is something you struggle with, follow her page. It will do you wonders!
Sharon Peykar (@sitwithsharon)
Sharon is a licensed psychotherapist and relationship educator. She teaches people about toxic patterns in relationships and how to identify them. For example: dysfunctional families, codependency, and red flags, among many others. Her posts also include tips on how to heal from them.
One thing she focuses on a lot is how our low self esteem can cause us to pull away or self sabotage our own relationships. Follow her to become more self aware and heal.
We all deserve the best kind of love. But, sometimes, the reason we don’t find is because of our own unhealthy patterns and attachment styles. If you don’t heal from them, you will follow the same pattern for the rest of your life. That’s why Erica helps you look out for them and heal from them.
She focuses on getting out of anxious attachment styles and turning them into secure ones. Don’t lose yourself in a relationship. End your toxic cycle, learn how to identify red and green flags, set boundaries with yourself and others, and enjoy emotionally mature relationships!
That’s it for today! I hope all of you learn how to put yourself first and find healthy relationships.
Reminder: the above experts can only offer general advice. If you’re struggling a lot and need individual help, looking into a therapist might be a great option for you.