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: In love with a 'stick in the mud'

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May, 08, 2010

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: In love with a 'stick in the mud' Good morning Morning Crew, I am a 28-year-old single mother of two (ages seven and three). I met my 34-year-old man a little over a year ago, and we have been together ever since. When we first started dating, he was the perfect gentleman. He always opened doors for me. He was really affectionate, and he was a great listener. He is also tall and handsome with a nice body. He is financially stable and great with my kids. Even though he has his flaws, I fell deeply in love with him. So here goes the problem: my boyfriend is way to comfortable! The affection and attention has died down. He acts like he could care less about what I'm saying half the time. Even though the sex is off the chain, there's no romance or intimacy in the relationship. And yes I do take care of my man as well as myself. I keep my hair done, I'm in the gym regularly, I cook, I keep a clean house, etc. So I do stay on top of my game. I told him time and time again about how I feel, but he just doesn't get it! There are guys waiting on him to mess up. The grass isn't always greener on the other side and cheating is not in my character, but I get more attention from them than I do from him! Even though I wouldn't put it past any man, I do not suspect he's cheating on me. Uncle Steve, Aunt Shirley, please help! Do I shut my mouth and continue to be unsatisfied or give up on a relationship that has the potential for longevity. Your advice is needed! Signed, In Love with a "Stick in the Mud"

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