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: Need to Shut My Heart Up

Dear Steve and Shirley,

I have a situation. I don’t really think it’s a problem, but I met this man in high school, we talked for a while, but then we just lost touch then we met back up a few years later. Well in my generation you know that we don’t go together. Instead we give it up too early then we want to work on a relationship and I learned all that from you. But he had some feelings for me, but I never knew so when we were trying to rekindle I had a baby and not to mention that I already had one, but they are both with the same father. I thought that me and the father could work something out so I told him — the man that I was seeing — what had happened and when I did he was outraged because he never said that we were together, so I didn’t think we were or that he was even serious about me. Now I see all the things that he used to do, he doesn’t do anymore. Now we’re just having relations and nothing’s progressing. This has been more than three years. When I say that I think that I should move on he makes a big fuss. I’m confused because I want to show him that I care and that I apologize for the hurt but I’m confused on whether to leave him alone or to stay.

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