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

Dating Dos & Don’ts

I received a question from a reader: “Dear Anita, I’m always single. I read advice online and my friends try to help me. What advice would you give me? I’d like to find love in 2015.” – Single in San … Continue reading

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Why You Should Know Each Other’s Chipotle Orders

One evening my boyfriend came over, and stopped at Chipotle on his way to bring me some dinner. He texted me to see what I wanted. My brief responses of “chicken taco” and “you know what I want” apparently didn’t … Continue reading

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Is Your Relationship Bumpy? Good!

One of the things that I tell all of my clients who are dating is that you want to put in the work upfront so that you choose a good partner. What does this mean for a relationship? It means … Continue reading

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Stop Doing This After a Date

Have you ever had – what you considered – a great date, and then you never heard from the guy again? Then you start thinking about everything that you said, how you “blew it,” what you did to scare him … Continue reading

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5 Questions to Ask Before You Break Up

I received a question from a reader: Dear Anita, I’m in a 5-month relationship with my boyfriend. Things were great in the beginning but it’s been rocky the last couple of months. We’ve been arguing more and I don’t hear … Continue reading

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How to Fall Out of Love

A common problem presented to me is, “Anita, I love my partner, but I’m just not in love with them anymore.” Usually my clients don’t realize that they were active participants in falling out of love by the choices they … Continue reading

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