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: My mother’s past still hurts Hello Steve Harvey Morning Show. I am having a problem. I am a 26-year-old father of two boys who I love. I am the oldest of two boys and three sisters. My mother had a drug problem about 16 years ago. She turned her life around and receive a degree. She also has a nice paying job and is pretty successful. I am proud of her, but I still hate what she did to me. During her drug cycles she caused me to miss a lot of school. Anyway the problem is that it is affecting me now as a man. I am mistreating my kids at times. I dogg woman in every way. I can’t keep a girlfriend. I used to beat on my ex-wife and beat my past girlfriends. I know I have a problem. My mother says now I can’t make her feel bad about her past because it happened years ago so get over it. I currently live with my girlfriend. I haven’t hit her, but I find myself mistreating her. Please help me.
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