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: Keep me from going to jail Hey Family, I’ve been married to a man for almost 14 years. I’ve dealt with many issues with this man, like cheating, babymama drama, and other situations. We have seperated on two occassion for short periods. During the last incident he moved out because he found a phone bill. I was talking with an old boyfriend from my past. Anytime it came to me having a relationship with a man as a friend it was a problem. The guy from my past I understood because at one point we dated for a few years. The other guy was strictly friendship with no sexual encounters every. After the passing of his father, and the passing of my mother, with less than three months apart, we tried to mend our differences. At this point I was working on my marriage 100 percent. Then a bomb shell exploded, I found out he was cheating with a coworker, during the time that we both were grieving. I could not believe he kicked me in my back when I was already on my knees. Angry, hurt and trying to pull myself together, I stayed with this man. A year later, I found out from my family member that something is not right with the relationship between him and my cousin. I found out he and my second cousin (who is like a sister to me) had sex with one another. I thought I was losing my mind. I have looked out for this girl in every way. If she needed money, help with her kids, and so much more, I would be there. I could not believe she treated me like a bitch in the street. My husband, the man that was suppose to have my best interest at heart, has pulled me through the mud for too long. My question is not should I leave, because I have already walked out the door, and out of both of their lives, it is should I put my foot up both their a**es or just move on with my life without going to jail? My husband really expects me to come back to him. That joker must be slap out of his mind. My family is a close family their are boundaries you just do not cross in life. He crossed that line to the point of no return for me. What happened to values, morals, respect, and a little bit of dignity?
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