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Dr. Zoe’s idea of “me time” is taking a nap during Yoga class. She is a homeschooling mom of 5, a wife, a licensed psychotherapist, a blogger, and a relationship expert who loves doling out spot-on advice with an empathic voice. She recently jumped out of a perfectly good plane just for the experience. She contributes to The Grit and Grace Project because she embodies them both as a mom, professional, and an all-around steel magnolia type of woman. Dr. Zoe is available for life and/or relationship coaching, and you can connect with her at www.drzoeshaw.com.

A Little Encouragement When Motherhood is Disappointing

Wait. Is this taboo? Can I talk about when this joyous thing called parenting is disappointing? Whether you have a newborn who is screaming

'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


To the girl who didn’t get the holiday engagement you were expecting, this is what you need to do to finally get a commitment

'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.


'Tired of the Holiday Expectations' Asked: My parents put a lot of pressure on my siblings and my family to spend time together for the


'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


'Emotionally Charged' Asked: Is there such thing as being overly emotional? I hear this all the time by family members. I cry when I’m happy,

Will Waiting for Marriage Lead to a Boring Sex Life?2

So, a client got me thinking. He was discussing waiting until marriage to have sex. He expressed his respect for that choice, but also his concern

'Dreading This Scary Conversation' Asked: Dear Dr. Zoe, I recently found out that I have an STI, and I am devastated. I made decisions in the

'Turmoil in Texas' Asked: My husband and I were married for 12 years. He cheated and we have been separated for the last four years

'Mama Llama' Asked: My 12-year-old male middle child gets very angry. He is belligerent and moody and verbally unkind to his immediate family. What are

'Coping With Anxiety' Asked: I recently realized the extent to which I have struggled with anxiety all my life. What are some healthy, Biblical coping

'In Love With a Narcissist' Asked: How long do I stay in a marriage with a narcissist who continually emotionally and verbally abuses me? Can

'Exhausted Juggler' Asked: I have frequent days that I feel as if I'm center stage juggling family, work, home life, the needs of every human

'Alexis' Asked: How do you love your foster child’s parents well even when you feel like they aren’t trying? Alexis Dr. Zoe Answered: Dear Alexis, When I am struggling

'Running Turtle' Asked: My marriage broke up about 7 months ago. In the last few days, we’ve been seriously discussing divorce. I’ve been grieving the

'Worship Band' Asked: I sing in the worship band at my church. I was convinced to join by a friend who noticed me confidently singing