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: Smart but not street smart Dear Steve Harvey Morning Crew, My dilemma actually spans 20 years. I have been seeing a married man for over 20 years. I have a teenage child with this man. I do love him, but never wanted to feel like a homewrecker. He has four children, and the last of the four will graduate this year. I also have a husband that works internationally. We have been married for 22 years. He is aware that my eldest child is not his son. I think that he has accepted this because his pride will not allow anyone to find out. I am self sufficient and well-educated (can you believe I am a doctor!?!?!). I have never pushed the man I love to leave home because I have not wanted to live his children growing up without a father. However, now that all the children are gone, should I push for him to make a move. Is a relationship really possible with my children. I am not in love with my husband. Is the right thing to do to leave this loveless marriage regardless of what happens with the man?
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