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: He proposed to me from jail Oh my God! What should I do? I’m only 23 years old and I have always thought about being married with a few kids. But do I really want to be with a thug? It is killing me because I really like him. I love his swag, and his dreamy eyes. But am I ready? What happened was I meet him about a year ago in the club — yeah I know, in the club. We talked a little on the phone and I saw him a few times. The last time we talked he really hurt my feelings so I left him alone all together. I’d say about three months later I received a phone call from this girl talking about he is in jail and needs to talk to me. I was like whatever OK, so we wrote each other for like five months, and I started to have feelings for him all over again, then I received this letter talking about I’m falling for you and would you marry me! Is he only proposing to me because he’s locked up. I am scared and don’t know what to do. Should I give this thug-turned-good a chance? Help
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