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: Text messages Dear Shirley and Steve, I am going to be brief. I have been in a relationship with a man for 18 months. We help each other financially. I helped him start his business and got him a cell phone to contact clients. He is not one to use text messaging, however when I was browsing his phone there were messages from women telling him to call them and even naked pictures of a woman he said he did not know. He erased them and two weeks later I checked the text messages again. There was another message from a different female asking him to call her. I text her back and told her to stop texting him. I confronted him and he said it was a client (Right!). Anyway, I made it a habbit of checking his texts and lo and behold more messages from a different woman whom he said he knows who also askes him to call her. He tells me not to worry about this female because she is fat and messy and he had nothing to do with her. I have her number. Should I call her since I believe he is lying. I told him if they are just business associates he should introduce me. He refuses. I am in love with this man but if he is not being honest with me about this cell phone thing I can not trust him. I would hate to throw away 18 months, but there are other good men out there it is just really hard for me to let go. Thanks for the advice. –Confused
- “Strawberry Letters” are letters sent from fans of the “Steve Harvey Morning Show” and therefore do not express the sentiments of ESSENCE Magazine or ESSENCE.com. As these are fan letters, we have left them as close to their original form as possible.
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