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: He won't give me a divorce
Hello Mr. Harvey and Ms. Strawberry, I am a 37-year-old, married mother of two. My husband and I have had a rocky relationship for two years now. He has moved out of our home and moved into his girlfriend's home. He doesn't provide financial support for his children, nor does he see them on a regular basis. I recently told him that I am planning to file for a divorce and child support. He asked me, "Why?" He said, and I quote, "I'm not going to divorce you. I will be back home soon." I stated that I'm ready to move on with my life and that I can not continue to live like this anymore. He said, "Why do you want go and mess some other man's life up, because If I catch any other man with my wife, there's going to be hell to pay." I just don't understand why this man, who has obviously moved on with his life, doesn't want to allow me to do the same. Steve, I know this joker is playing me, because he has been for years, but what should I do about this? Do you think I should go ahead on and file for a divorce, or should I take his threats seriously and stay by myself? I really don't want to bring another man into this drama! Please help!
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