Every day we feature the beloved "Strawberry Letter
" franchise that is so popular on "The Steve Harvey Morning Show
" heard nationwide. Send in your letters and Shirley Strawberry will dish out the necessary advice. Today's topic: Torn Between Staying and Leaving
Hello Steve, Shirley and the rest of the gang, Here is my problem: Several years ago, I had an affair. Needless to say my man found out about it. Since then, he has verbally, mentally, emotionally and physically abused me. The physical abuse happened when he found out and no longer occurs. However, he has changed from being a secure, mature, confident man to an insecure, indecisive, weak one. He monitors my cell, my email, my credit cards etc. He questions my every move and consequently I feel like a prisoner. I accepted this in the past because I felt like I deserved his wrath but a marriage without trust is not really a marriage. With each passing day he is pushing me further and further away. I don't know whether to stay and hope things get better or leave and know that at the very least I will have peace and sanity. After all, I have stayed and things get better, then worse, and so on. Steve, can you help?