Anita Chlipala is frequently quoted as an expert in the media. She has appeared on television, radio, podcasts and in hundreds of articles.


5 Ways To Be A Better Partner, According To Couples’ Therapists – 11/25/20

5 Ways To Reduce Anxiety Before Breaking Up With Someone – 11/03/20

Separation Anxiety After Quarantining With Your Partner Is Totally Normal – 7/10/20

7 Communication Tips For Couples Working From Home, To Keep The Peace – 3/31/20

30 Underrated Ways To Spoil Your Partner & Make Them Smile – 02/26/20

Why Do Guys Think Girls Always Want Relationships? It’s Complicated – 02/10/20

If Your Partner Won’t Stop Criticizing You, Here’s How To Talk About It – 12/25/19

24 Simple, Quirky Things You Can Do To Show Your Partner You Love Them – 11/25/19

If You’re Nervous To Tell Your Crush You Like Them, Remember These 5 Tips – 10/11/19

What Does Emotional Compatibility Feel Like? Experts Say You Can’t Miss It – 09/14/19

If The Person You’re Dating Doesn’t Want A Relationship Right Now, Should You Move On? Here’s What To Do – 09/09/19

4 Gestures That Mean Your Partner Might Want To Break Up, So You’re Not Caught Off-Guard – 08/19/19

8 Stories About Meeting The Parents & Everything Going Wrong That Are SO Stressful – 08/19/19

Here’s How To Talk About Wanting A Committed Relationship When You Don’t See Eye To Eye – 08/05/19

How Long Should You Date Before Talking About Exclusivity? Experts Say It Depends – 08/02/19

4 Questions To Ask Your Partner’s Parents When You Meet Them For The First Time & Want To Connect – 07/29/19

Here’s What Avoiding Conflict Can Do To Your Relationship, Because It’s Important To Talk It Out – 07/24/19

Here’s How To Get Your Partner To Listen If You Feel Like They’re Never Paying Attention – 06/26/19

Here’s How To Make Your Partner Feel Appreciated, Because It’s So Important To Show Them – 05/29/19

What Does It Mean if I Don’t Dream About a Wedding? – 5/20/19

Should You Be Picky if You’re Single & Dating? – 5/16/19

What 4 Therapists Said About Fighting Fairly In Relationships Will Make You Re-Think Everything – 05/06/19

5 Ways to Show Your Love After a Fight With Your Partner – 5/2/19

Why Do I Leave People On Read? Experts Reveal What Your Texting Habits Really Mean – 5/1/19

If You’re Bickering With Your Partner More Often, Here’s How to Smooth Things Out – 4/10/19

Here’s What Experts Recommend About Forgiving Infidelity – 4/4/19

If You’re Wondering How to Ask Your Partner to Text Back Faster, Here’s What Experts Say – 3/28/19

This Is What It Means to Fully Trust Your Partner, Because It’s Beyond Important – 3/27/19

If You’re Still Social Media Stalking An Ex, Here’s What It Means – 3/20/19

5 Things You’ll Notice If You Have a Jealous Partner – 3/6/19

Here’s How to Tell Your Partner You Cheated, Because It’s So Tricky – 2/28/19

Are Love Languages Real? – 2/26/19

How to Support Your Partner When They Experience Loss – 2/25/19

What to Do If You & Your Partner Don’t Travel Well Together – 2/21/2019

Here’s How to Rebuild Trust After You Cheated On Your Partner – 2/6/2019

If You Don’t Feel a Spark on the First Date, Experts Say Not to Worry – 1/29/2019

Should You Exchange Gits on Valentine’s Day? – 1/28/2019

4 Signs of Healthy Texting, According to Relationship Experts – 1/15/2019

The Best Text to Send if You Want to Spend More Time With Your Partner – 1/15/2019

The 1 Thing These Couples’ Therapists Tell Clients About Getting Over an Ex is Too Real – 12/13/2018

How to Talk About Money Before Marriage, So You’re Both On the Same Page – 11/27/2018

If Your Partner’s Family Won’t Stop Comparing You to Their Ex, Here’s Your Next Move – 11/15/2018

If You’ve Never Been in a Relationship, Here’s Why You Have Nothing to Worry About – 11/2/2018

The 1 Question You Should Ask Before You Develop Feelings For Your Date – 10/18/2018

3 Signs You’re Not Compatible With Your Partner That Can Be Easy to Overlook – 10/16/2018

5 Signs You Need Couples’ Therapy, According to Experts – 10/8/2018

How Often Should You Sleep with Your Partner in an Average Week? This is What Experts Say – 9/20/2018

4 Signs Your SO Respects Your Mom, Because it’s Important to Both of You – 9/10/2018

5 Signs Your SO Respects Your Triggers, Because Your Mental Health Should Come First – 9/5/2018

How Much Texting is Too Much When You’re Dating Someone? Here’s What Experts Say is Healthy – 9/4/2018

If You Don’t Like a Gift Your Partner Gave You, Chill Out & Say This – 9/4/2018

3 Signs You & Your SO Have Unhealthy Texting Habits, Because Yes, You Can Text Too Much – 8/24/2018

Experts Reveal What QuestionsYour Partner May Avoid if They’re Cheating, So Pay Attention – 8/22/2018

What to Do If You Think Your Partner’s Micro-Cheating on You, According to Experts – 7/29/2018

If You Want to Decrease Your Chances of Divorce, Wait This Long to Get Married – 7/27/2018

When Should You Post About Your Relationship On Instagram? Here’s When to Make the Debut – 7/21/2018

4 Fights Every Couple Has to Get Through, Because They’ll Actually Bring You Closer – 7/21/2018

If You Have a Crush on Your Friend’s Boyfriend or Girlfriend, Here’s What to Do – 7/18/2018

4 Subtle Signs Your Partner Wants to Break Up with You, & How to Deal With It – 7/12/2018

5 Subtle Signs You’re Totally Over Your Ex, According to Experts – 7/11/2018

If Your Friend’s Partner Hits on You, Here’s How to Handle It, According to an Expert – 7/11/2018

5 Signs You’re in an Emotionally Abusive Relationship, According to Therapists – 7/3/2018

What is Micro-Cheating? Experts Explain Whether or Not This Really Counts as Infidelity – 6/19/2018

4 Signs You Shouldn’t Break Up With Your Partner, Even if Things Aren’t Perfect – 5/21/2018

Why Do You Want to Text Your Ex? A Therapist Explains the Urge – 5/14/2018

3 Signs the Fear of Being Alone is the Only Thing Keeping You in a Relationship – 5/11/2018

When One Person Is More In Love Than The Other Here’s What Happens – 5/10/2018

How Long Should You Text Before Having a First Date? Experts Weigh In – 5/10/2018

5 Red Flags You’re Ditching Your Friends Now That You’re in a Relationship – 5/3/2018

The Secret to a Healthy Relationship With Your Partner’s Family is All About Respect – 4/26/2018

3 Signs You’re Not Ready for Marriage Yet (But That’s OK!) – 4/18/2018

Here’s How to Cancel a Date Over Text, Based on Your Scenario – 4/17/2018

What to Do After a First Date Before You Decide to Go on a Second One – 4/17/2018

7 Signs You’re Not Ready to Get Engaged Right Now – 4/16/2018

4 Common Money Fights in Relationships & How to Fix Them – 4/9/2018

Fighting With Your Partner Means You Have “Hot Buttons” – 3/19/2018

Will Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Stay Together? This Major Thing They Have in Common Could Make Them Stronger – 3/15/2018

How to Tell Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend That Something is Bothering You in Your Relationship – 3/12/2018

If You’re Ready for Drinks But Not Sex, Here’s How to Talk to Your Date About It – 3/7/2018

3 Bad Habits in a Relationship to Get Rid of This Spring, Once & For All – 3/6/2018

How to Fix Your Bad Dating Habits, According to a Therapist Who’s Seen Them All – 2/16/2018

When Setting Boundaries in Your Relationship, Here’s How to Approach It – 2/16/2018

6 Red Flags They’re In Love With You, Even Though You Want to Keep Things Casual – 2/7/2018

How Dating App Can Affect Your Mental Health, According to Experts – 1/23/2018

4 Signs You Need Couples’ Therapy & Why That’s Nothing to be Ashamed Of – 12/22/2017

How to Know You’re Falling in Love with the Person You’re Going to Marry – 12/17/2017

How to Know You’re In Love With the Right Person If You’re Still Figuring Yourself Out – 12/7/2017

How to Spend the Holidays With Your Boyfriend’s Family & Make It Out Unscathed – 12/6/2017

Should You Break Up Before or After the Holidays? An Expert Weighs In – 11/30/2017

Breaking Up With Someone Before the Holidays Doesn’t Have to be Cruel–Here’s How to Do It – 11/30/2017

What to Do If Your Family Doesn’t Like Your Partner, According to Experts – 11/28/2017

What to Do if Your Partner’s Family Doesn’t Like You, According to Experts – 11/23/2017

3 Signs Your Family Secretly Doesn’t Like Your Partner, According to Experts – 11/22/2017

7 Signs Your Partner’s Family Doesn’t Like You, According to Experts – 11/22/2017

Why is Ghosting so Common? This Dating Trend Exists Because Everyone Thinks It’s “Easier” – 11/1/2017

5 Signs They are Committed to You, Even If You Haven’t Had “The Talk” Yet – 10/6/2017

How to Talk About the Future of Your Relationship with Your Partner in 5 Easy Steps – 9/11/2017

How to Make a Long-Distance Relationship Work – 8/22/2017

Is My Relationship Dead? 8 Signs It Might Not Be – 8/1/2017

Should I be in a Relationship with My Summer Fling? – 7/31/2017

When Is It OK to Date My Friend’s Ex? – 7/18/2017

How to Get Someone Who Ghosted You to Respond – 7/14/2017

How to Get a Guy to Talk About His Feelings, According to Experts – 7/11/2017

If a Guy Who Ghosted Texts You Again, Here’s How to Handle It – 7/10/2017

How to Know If You’re in Love with the Right Person – 7/7/2017

Should I Contact My Ex This Summer? – 6/26/2017

Why Does Ghosting Hurt So Much? – 6/21/2017

10 Signs You’re Going to Marry Your Boyfriend Someday – 6/14/2017

Will A Bad Wedding Day Lead To A Bad Marriage? – 6/6/2017

How To Spot The Signs You’re Being Love Bombed – 5/24/22

20 Expert-Approved Texts To Send When A Ghoster Returns – 3/24/21

Psychologists Explain Why People Cheat Even Though They Agree It’s Wrong – 11/27/19

7 Signs Your Breakup Was The Right Choice, According To Experts – 09/09/19

11 Awkward Convos You Should Have With Your Partner To Make Your Relationship Stronger – 07/17/19

How to Say Sorry to Your Partner & Why It’s Good For Your Relationship – 5/26/19

8 Signs You Maybe Shouldn’t Define the Relationship Just Yet – 4/26/19

12 Thoughts You Only Have if You’re In the Wrong Relationship – 2/28/19

8 Signs Your Fights With Your Partner May Actually Mean You’re Incompatible – 2/11/2019

How to Talk About Politics With Your Relatives Over the Holidays Without Fighting – 11/18/2018

7 Things No One Tells You About Dating a Friend – 10/22/2018

When Is Cuffing Season? It Starts in November but Here’s Why You Should Skip It, According to Experts – 10/7/2018

7 Ways Comparing Your Relationship to Someone Else’s is Toxic, According to Experts – 9/17/2018

What You Need to Make a Long-Distance Relationship Work, According to Experts – 8/28/2018

10 Hard Truths Nobody Tells You About Being Newly Single – 8/28/2018

On-Again, Off-Again Relationships Damage Mental Health, a New Study Finds – 8/27/2018

7 Signs You Deserve More Than What Your Partner is Giving You, According to Experts – 6/22/2018

9 Signs You Carried Baggage Over to Your Current Relationship – 5/17/2018

5 Little Mistakes That Don’t Threaten Your Relationship (And 3 That Do) – 5/16/2018

7 Things to do Immediately if You Feel Your Partner Pulling Away – 4/24/2018

Why My Boyfriend & I Started Couples Counseling 6 Months into Our Relationship – 3/14/2018

7 Seemingly Harmless White Lies that can Actually Ruin Your Relationship – 3/13/2018

7 Signs You’ve Caught Your Partner in a Lie, Even if They Don’t Admit to It – 2/28/2018

34 Questions to Ask Yourself When You’re Deciding Whether or Not to Break Up With Your Significant Other – 2/20/2018

7 Signs Your Expectations of a New Relationship are Too High – 1/23/2018

How to Make Your Relationship Last, According to Experts – 1/18/2018

How to Know if It’s a Rough Patch or Time to Break Up, According to Experts – 1/2/2018

7 Mistakes You May Make in a New Relationship, ad How to Fix Them – 1/11/2017

11 Subtle Lifestyle Changes That Could Indicate Your Partner’s Cheating – 12/26/2017

12 Little Ways to Bring Flirtation Back Into the Relationship – 12/20/2017

9 Questions to Ask Your Partner to Build Trust and Emotional Intimacy – 12/18/2017

How to Save Your Relationship, According to an Expert – 12/14/2017

How to Impress Your Partner’s Family While Still Being Yourself, According to Experts – 12/12/2017

6 Ways to Feel More Attracted to Your Partner – 12/5/2017

How Often Should You See Each Other When You First Start Dating? The Once-a-Week Rule may be Something to Live By – 11/30/2017

How Do You Know if You’ve Found the Right Person? 7 Weird Signs to Look Out For – 11/28/2017

7 Ways to Know if There’s Enough Physical Intimacy in Your Relationship – 10/13/2017

When Should Your Partner Meet Your Parents? The Best Time to Introduce Them, According to Experts – 9/8/2017

What to Do If You Develop a Crush While You’re in a Relationship, According to Experts – 9/7/2017

Is My Long-Distance Relationship Working? How to Know It’s Time to Break Up, According to Experts – 8/28/2017

How to Tell Your Partner You Need to Slow Things Down – 7/19/2017

7 Things to Tell Yourself When You’re Waiting for Someone to Text You Back – 5/4/2017

How to Be More Present in Your Relationship – 4/11/2017

7 Signs You’re Dooming Your Relationship to Fail – 4/10/2017

7 Date Ideas for When You Need to Reconnect with Your Partner – 1/30/2017

How to Deal with a Partner Who Has Baggage, Because Everyone has Tough Stuff They’re Coping With – 1/17/2017

7 Relationship Goals for 2017 That Are Realistic Game-Changers – 12/28/2016

7 Relationship Resolutins for Grown-Ass Women – 12/27/2016

7 Reasons the Holidays are the Perfect Time to Meet Someone – 12/19/2016

9 Old Fashioned Ways Couples Used to Bond that We Should Bring Back – 12/14/2016

How to Confront Your Partner if You Think They’re Cheating – 11/3/2016

More Millennials are Seeking Prenups, and are Reasons to Consider One – 11/1/2016

Can a Relationship Work if You Don’t Agree on Politics? 5 Tips for Interpolitical Couples – 10/27/2016

7 Signs Your Partner Knows You’re Not “The One” – 10/26/2016

17 Dating & Relationship Habits You Didn’t Realize Were Toxic – 10/24/2016

How to Talk to Your Parter About Feelings for Someone Else – 10/10/2016

15 Things You Should Look for in a Relationship – 9/28/2016

Was Brad & Angelina’s Relationship Doomed to Fail? How a Rocky Start Can Affect a Couple Down the Road – 9/26/2016

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Divorce is a Reminder that Long-Term Relationships Aren’t Perfect and Can End – 9/21/2016

7 Ways Brad & Angelina Can Stay Amicable Through Their Divorce, According to Experts – 9/21/2016

How to Deal with Your Partner’s Bad Moods, According to 11 Experts – 9/16/2016

9 Dating Tips for Introverts, According to Experts – 9/14/2016

What to do If You Catch Your Partner Cheating, According to Experts – 9/12/2016

What’s the Best Nighttime Routine to Have with Your Partner? 13 Experts Weigh In – 9/9/2016

What Should You Do If Your Partner Is Puling Away? 15 Ways to Deal When They Feel Distant – 9/7/2016

How Can You Tell if Someone is “The One”? 11 Signs Your Partner is a Match for the Long Haul – 9/6/2016

7 Signs It’s Time to Move On in a Relationship – 9/2/2016

Nick Viall as the Next “Bachelor” is a Powerful Choice, Because He Represents Singles’ New Reality – 8/31/2016

7 Signs You’re in Love with More Than One Person – 8/30/2016

When Is the Best Time to Date After a Breakup? 13 Experts Weigh In – 8/24/2016

When Should You Delete Your Dating Profile if You Met Someone on An App? – 8/24/2016

11 Signs Your Standards Might Be Too Low in a Long-Term Relationship – 8/18/2016

9 Actual #RelationshipGoals from Dating Experts – 8/17/2016

7 Things You Should Never Give Up for Your Partner – 8/15/2016

7 Subtle Signs Your Relationship Won’t Work Out – 8/12/2016

The One Thing That Will Determine Whether or Not Your Relationship Survives – 8/2/2016

17 Reasons Talking on the Phone Benefits Your Love Life – 7/19/2016

11 Ultimatums That are Unfair to Give Your Partner – 5/31/2016

13 Things You Should Look for Before You Commit to the Date – 5/24/2016

21 Ways Anyone Can Be a Better Partner – 4/6/2016

9 Things You Should Never Rush in a Relationship – 4/5/2016

11 Clues Your Partner is Cheating – 3/28/2016

11 Weirdest Signs You’re Compatible – 3/25/2016

15 Signs You’re More Than Friends – 3/22/2016

17 Things to Do When You’ Get Bored in Your Relationship – 3/17/2016

The One Thing Couples Should Never Lie to Each Other About – 3/4/2016

20 Conversations That Build Intimacy – 2/22/2016

What to Do When There’ One Major Issue You and Your Partner Can’t Agree On (And Everything Else is Perfect) – 2/19/2016

Does He Just Want to Be Friends? 5 Ways to Tell Whether Someone is Into You – 3/27/2015

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