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: Who's the Boss?

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Jan, 05, 2011



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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: Who's the Boss?

Steve and Crew,

I reunited with my man in March of 2008 after a 14 -15 year hiatus. All was well and good until I started traveling back and forth to my home several times a year. You see, we live about two hours from one another and I normally travel home for Mother's Day/Memorial/ daughters birthday, again for Labor Day, for the end of the summer, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. No lie, every single time I go home, we don't really talk, and if we do... I swear it's because I have not called (for a couple of days). He becomes livid doesn't call to see if I am dead or alive. He thinks since I'm the one who's always "on the move," I should do the calling. I feel if he knows I'm "on the move" why can't he call to make sure I have arrived. This happens each and every time. Now as much as I love and care about him, he doesn't think I ever take him seriously, and I do! I do admit I am somewhat lackadaisical... but some times its not that serious (to me.) I really want to be with him, but he is wearing me down with all this, not to mention he said I want to be the man and the woman. I am the first to admit in living and raising a family, running a household and working a couple of jobs, I have to be able to make a decision and although he gives me his advice, I do need to think about it. But it has no bearing on how I feel about him. Although we have talked about marriage, the way he expects his "wife to be" is "submissive." Is he serious? I have a brain, I would prefer some compromise. His bossiness will leave him in a cave all by himself! I need some help.! I suggested couple's counseling and he refused. What is really going on here?

Signed,

Tired of this Man



 



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