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: Married to a Cougar I am 26 years old and my wife is 49 years old. We dated for 6 years before marraige and have been married for 2 years now. At first the age difference did not matter to me but she was ashamed to let others know that we were a couple. Now she is okay with the difference and I am bothered a little because of some of my family and friends comments. I feel as if she is the woman God created just for me. As a matter of fact; I asked God for her to be my wife. He gave her to me and now I’m confused. Should I be concerned about what other people think about us and divorce her? She said that whatever decision I make she will be okay with it because she want me to be happy. The thing is — I dont know what will make me happy. Please help! Signed, Married to a Cougar  
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