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: Tired of the Tears, but I Don’t Want to Leave
Dear Shirley and Steve,
I am 19 years old and in a relationship with this 21-year-old guy. We have been together since I was in high school. I am now a sophomore in college with big plans and dreams for myself and I want him to be apart of my future. He has cheated and was close to having the young lady pregnant and I forgave him. I have also cheated, but never came close to having sex with anyone and he too forgave me. In the midst of things we still manage to keep it together. Yes, I know I’m young, but I know for a fact that I do love him. I’ve found myself second-guessing our relationship. I have had my share of heartbreaks and never could find myself to trust a guy. With him things have always been different. Now the signs are back. I rarely see him and when we talk over the phone our conversations are short and I feel like he’s trying too push me away for someone else. I constantly ask him if he’s talking to other women but he denies it. I hate to push him away over something petty but my gut has never lied. My heart is in it once again and I don’t know what to do. Can you all please help?
- “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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