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: Long Term Affair

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Jan, 17, 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: Long Term Affair

I am a 45-year-old female. I've been married for 17 years. I had an affair with a man 20 years my senior when I was 37; it lasted until I was 42. I had not spoken with him since. He passed away in November. I got a call from his attorney. He left his home to me with a free and clear title. There is no way I would ever consider living there. The home appraised at $780,000 in today's market. This man has an adult child who is one year older than me. She thinks I should do the right thing and return the home to her or her mother, which is his ex-wife. I am considering selling. I am not sure how I would explain this lump sum of money in my personal account if my husband found out about it. Am I wrong for wanting to keep this gift?



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