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 the rapture of love Dear Steve, My name is Jane Doe and I’m writing this letter because I’m in desperate need of advice. Just thinking about what I’m about to say makes me sick to my stomach. I am 19 years old and I am in love. I have been having “relations” with John Doe, who is 28 years old, for the past year. The thing is, I live with my parents and they do not approve of how old he is. So for the past eight months I have been sneaking around and lying just to be with my love. John has three kids and two different “baby mamas.” He and the last baby mama were together for six year. They are currently not together. I have been having this intuition, based on clues I pick up from him that he still has “relations” with this “baby mama.” John have been telling me for the past year that he is not ready for a girlfriend,but after all this time being with him, I fell in love. Well recently,i caught him on a date with a different female. After he and I got “physical” we stopped talking. I am past hurt. I can’t desribe the feeling of pain that aches in my heart. I miss him so much and I love him. For what reason, I do not know. We haven’t talked for the past week and it’s killing me. I told him numerous of time that I love him and he told me the same. I need to know, was I only “sex”to him? Did he love me, Steve? Will he come back? I just don’t know what to do anymore. Steve, please help me? I’m in desperate need. Signed, A girl caught in a teenage love affair
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