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: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions Dear Steve I am mid-30s with two kids, dating a woman in her early-30s with two kids. The issue is, she has no control over her three-year-old and seven-year-old boys! When I step in to help, she feels as though I’m questioning her parental skills, or lack there of. She does not bathe them daily, or enforces that they bathe daily. Also, when she does bathe them, they share the same bath water. Who does this at that age? They don’t brush their teeth and they never wash their hands after number one or number two in the bathroom. Then they come to my kitchen table. They talk to her like she is the kid and she begs and pleads with them to do everything, which drives me up the wall. I’m ready to put this relationship to an end simply because I just can’t win. I would like to add that she is a good person, but her lack of parental skills is a turn-off. And when I try to help, I’m being attacked! So do I run for the hills or continue to be attacked? To submit your own letter to Strawberry Letter, click here. For more information on Steve Harvey Comedy tour dates, click here. For more Strawberry Letters at ESSENCE.com, click here.
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