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: Crackhead Stepfather Good morning all, To jump right into this knee-deep mess, my mom is involved with a particular individual that is a crackhead. Yes, I said crackhead. This man has been in my mom’s life for a few years and they secretly wed without telling anyone. Nobody in the family likes him. He is rude he doesn’t know how to talk to people. He yells and curses at my mom and he has absolutely no respect for anyone. He is a pig to live with and he just down right and utterly makes my mouth fill with vomit when I see him. Back last year my young son had told me that this being had touched him in an inappropriate manner, which enraged my whole family, causing more hate. Now my mom keeps coming to my husband and me for money to help with bills that he skips out on and I have reached my breaking point. I am married with two children. I am ready to wash my hands of this man and my mom. She keeps allowing my son to be around this man even after the whole touching incident and got angry when I turned them both around at my front door. Is it time to wash my hand with my mom and this no good excuse of a being? Help me I love my mom, but I can’t live in misery hearing the constant complaining and hearing the tears. Help me please!
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