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: Pregnancy Steve, I’m 32 years old and my boyfriend is 19years old. The situation is very complicated. We have known each other for about five years and he’s always had a crush on me. We use to play spades all the time at my girlfriend’s house, that’s how I met him. He made it clear, even when he was 15, that he wanted me but he was too young and I had a boyfriend then. So I told him to call me when he was 18 and if I was single we could maybe go on a date, which is what he did. So we’ve been talking for almost a year and now I’m pregnant. He’s a really nice person and is really good to me. He is very intelligent but he doesn’t work and he wont finish high school, he only needs 2 credits to get his diploma. I just want to know what can I do to make him get off his behind and finish high school and go in the navy like he said he wants to do? Plus, how do I get him to provide for the child we’re having together. Should I give him an ultimatum because I make enough money to take care of all three of us, but I need him to have a goal and do something. Signed, I’m Pregnant
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