Anita Chlipala

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Anita Chlipala Anita Chlipala, founder of Relationship Reality 312, Inc., is a certified dating and relationship expert on a mission to prove that healthy, satisfying and passionate relationships are possible.
Anita is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and received her Master’s degree in the nationally accredited Marital & Family Therapy program from the University of San Diego. As a self-proclaimed “fun nerd,” Anita continually studies and uses the most cutting-edge research to equip singles and couples with the tools to find and maintain love. She doesn’t just give advice – she provides practical skills that bring results.
Her expertise comes in many forms. She works with her clients not only on an appointment basis in her office (with a comfortable couch, of course!), but also provides national coaching for clients. In addition, she hosts monthly brunch meetings, gives talks at various organizations and universities, and presents group workshops in Chicago.
Since the beginning Anita was passionate about working with couples and giving them the skills to improve their relationships. After some time, she noticed how the couples had similar complaints and problems. She thought, “There must be a way to prevent this pain.” And that’s when Anita expanded her practice to include singles – to prepare them for a healthy relationship, help them find a good partner and give the tools to prevent as many of the common problems as possible.
Anita is based in downtown Chicago, Illinois, her beloved hometown. If she can sit down long enough, Anita’s next goal is to finish her first book, which will help couples make their “relationship reality” the best it can be.

Posts by Anita

Why you should date the short guy

One of my male friends is 5’7″. He’s been on Match.com and told me his message inbox is radio silent. He will message women and they won’t respond, and doesn’t receive messages initiated by women either. But then he told … Continue reading

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7 Things You Should Look For in a Long-term Partner

If you’re like most of my clients, you probably have a “type” when you’re looking for love. But after working with couples for almost a decade, I’ve found that there are traits in you and a partner that will help … Continue reading

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Why Men Won’t Commit

If there’s one thing that pains me to hear from my female clients, it’s that the guy they’re dating is scared of commitment. In the dating stage it may look like inconsistent contact, last minute get togethers or booty calls. … Continue reading

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Break Up Tips – I Got Dumped. Now What?

Dear Anita, I was dating this guy for almost a year and he just dumped me. It took me by surprise and now I’m struggling. I think my friends are tired of hearing about him. It’s been three months since … Continue reading

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What can you do to take it back?

When I hang out with my friends Jacqui and Matthew, it’s always a good time. They’re very passionate, opinionated and playful. Sometimes they may say something to the other that crosses the line. But what they usually do next is … Continue reading

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Four Love Lessons from The Bachelor

Dating tips for women

I know, I know…some of you are rolling your eyes at the title of my blog. Seriously, what can The Bachelor teach us about love? When the first season aired in 2002, I too thought, What are these women thinking? … Continue reading

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