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: Is there something wrong with me? Hi Steve and Shirley, First, let me give you some history on my situation. I am a widow in my 40s and I have a F.W.B. (friend with benefits). We were friends before I became a widow and became sexually active after. Even though we are F.W.B.s I have dated other men. Here is my issue. My F.W.B. is now requesting that I become monogamous with him. He feels that he is the only man that I should see and sleep with. Is it just me, or is there something wrong here? This is the kind of relationship that will not upgrade itself or go to another level, so why would this man (or any man) expect me to be monogamous with him. When we are together and run into people he introduces me as his friend. When he talks about me to other people he refers to me as his friend. I have been to his house, but he never invites me to come inside. He keeps me away from his mother and his children. We don’t do much but sit up in my house and watch movies and have sex, which is why I date other people. So how can he make a request like this? I would like to understand the mind of a man like this. Help me out, Steve. Is it just me, or is something wrong here? 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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