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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.

'Florida Girl' Asked: My husband and I are temporarily living with my mother-in-law, in her house, and at her request. We often ask her if

'Tired Friend' Asked: How do you deal with a friend with a mental illness? I have a friend with anxiety who really grinds my gears.

'Confused' Asked: I’ve been in a relationship with my boyfriend for a long time now, and every time we fight I never get angry with

'Sammi' Asked: How do I help my child wean themselves away from screens? It’s only a few hours a day but she feels entitled to

'Samantha' Asked: I don’t feel like I’m living the life I want to be. I work during the week (and I love my job so

'Jan' Asked: As a stepmom to a 15-year-old, how do I even begin to connect with her? She is disrespectful to her mom and me

'Loving Wife' Asked: How do you get past a betrayal in your marriage? Dr. Zoe Answered: You didn’t specify what type of betrayal this is, so I’m

'Honestly Unable' Asked: Dear Dr. Zoe: I fell in love with someone as a very young girl. Truly in love. My mother interfered and separated

'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

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