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: Young and confused Dear Morning Show Crew: I am a 24-year-old African American young lady who is dating a 30-year-old White male. We have been dating for a little over a year and he still does not love me. He says that he really cares for me and doesn’t know if he could ever love me because of what his ex-wife did to him. But it has been over five years since they split up and I think that it’s time for him to move on. He says that he doesn’t love me and doesn’t know if he can have a future with me, but says he really cares for me and doesn’t want me to leave him because ‘Im the good woman that he needs in his life. He also wants me to have his children — which he would want full custody of — and says that we would be great parents even if we are not together. He is a really nice person and takes care of me and provides for me like a man should, but he is also a liar and a cheater. Should I just pack up and go or just stay and let him continue to be my sponsor and continue to take care of me until I can save enough money to stand on my own two feet? I mean will it seem like I’m using him? Would I be wrong for doing that? I need some advice Please help! Thank You, Young & confused
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