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: Confused Man in Love Hello Steve and Morning Crew, I am a 24 yr old male who just recently got out of prison about 2 months ago. I have/had a girlfriend who I was expecting to marry about a year after I got out. I wasn’t the best boyfriend to her before I went to prison. I didn’t realize what I had until about a month after being there. She cheated on me twice while I was in but I forgave her. She promised me that she would never hurt me again and she loves me and we will always be together. But she just recently got a job working in security makin a good amount of money. Now she is telling me that after reading her handbook it says she cannot have anything to do with anyone who has been in prison or she could lose her job. This woman means the world to me she completes me in every way. She is the type of woman who dont need a man to take care of her. She has always been independent. Has her own everything and is great at home as far as our son and cooking and cleaning. I told her I wanted to build us a house after I got out and back on track where I needed to be but she went and bought a house and shes only 22 we have been together for 4 years I was her 1st everything and I know she loves me but shes sayin she dont know what to do because she dosen’t want to lose her job because she has bills to pay. Right now I cant help her because work is so hard to find especially now that i have a felony. I’m so confused and I just dont know what to do. Could you please help me. Shirley you being a female could you help me better understand from her side and just help me as far as what I need to do because I love her I really do but I am not making the kind of money she makes I do little stuff here and there but not nearly as much as she makes to fully take care of her and our son and all the bills. I’m praying for a better job though and my family to be together again.
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