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Dr. Zoe Shaw is a licensed psychotherapist, educated at UCLA and Pepperdine University. She has a private practice in sunny California and a virtual practice working with people all over the world! She is a motivational speaker, podcast host, life coach, and fitness fanatic.

'In Waiting' Asked: As my husband and I dive deep into our 6th year of infertility we continue to struggle with an insensitive, narcissistic mother/mother-in-law.

'Meg' Asked: There has been a mixture of all kinds of hurt in a long term dating relationship and trying to extend grace and to

'Just Thinking' Asked: How do you analyze past relationships in which you’ve been hurt a lot, but analyze them to see if you actually had

'Hoping to get Healthy' Asked: Lately, I've come to terms with the fact that I struggle with codependency. I still have some shame associated with

'Taylor' Asked: How do you make friends as an adult? Dr. Zoe Answered: No one tells us that it's so much harder to make friends as an

'Blessed at the Beach' Asked: I have been in counseling for postpartum depression and anxiety for about 9 months. I see myself making improvements in

'Puzzled' Asked: I've become increasingly unhappy in my workplace (but not my position) due to a seriously unkind and hostile coworker. I've been pondering whether

'Betrayed' Asked: I found out last year my husband of 25 years had been having an affair. He was a pastor when we first got

'Minny Mama' Asked: I have two friends in my mom group that are bickering/gossiping about each other to another friend in our group. I don’t

'Alissa' Asked: After 5 years of staying home with my babies (now 5 and 2), I find myself constantly struggling between continuing to stay home

'Want a Promotion' Asked: One of my goals for 2019 is to get a promotion. What’s the number one thing I can do to get

'Starting Over' Asked: After several years I realized I had surrendered myself to a man who was not committed to me. We never married, we

'Needing Girl Time' Asked: I want to make more time for friendships this year but I feel guilty leaving my husband and kids to do

'Leaving the Past Behind' Asked: Last year was emotionally draining and I’m afraid I will all the same "carry the stress, anxiety and tension" into

'Sexless in Seattle' Asked: Dear Dr. Zoe, For most of my adult life I’ve struggled with not being interested in sex. I’m not a victim of

'Sleepless Beauty' Asked: I have suffered from fear at night my whole life. I love sleeping, but falling asleep is the worst part for me.

'Balancing Busy Mama' Asked: I'm a single mom who works nearly full-time. I love my son, and I love my work, but sometimes it feels

'Weighed Down Wife' Asked: How do you converse with your husband about an invasive mother? I found her one day in our bedroom changing our

'Carol' Asked: I burned out and am changing careers mid-life. How can I assess my personality and joys to find a fulfilling new path? Dr. Zoe

'Mom of Three Boys' Asked: Hi there! As a mom with three boys (12-year-old twins, 9-year-old), how do I deal with the tween separation that boys

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