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: My husband parties too much Dear Steve, I’m a 30-year-old female that lives in Shreveport, Louisiana. My husband and I have been together for 12 years and have been married for three years. During the years we’ve been together, my husband has hardly worked. He lands on good jobs and can’t hold on to them, due to partying all the time. So I have been holding the family down. He still parties too much and comes home all hours of the night. I feel like this here–a married man has no business coming into the house late unless he’s on the job. Now the bills are getting behind and I can’t continue to do all of this by myself. I take care of three kids and a grown man. Now he’s calling other females and playing on Facebook and Myspace. These other women are calling his cell phone that I pay the bill for every month. I am ready to call this marriage quits, but we have kids together. Now if I’m going to pay bills and [take care of the] kids, I can do it all on my own. Then again, I took a vow–“For better or worse.” So how much worse is it going to get? I have been putting up with this for years and it’s time for me to be happy. So Mr. Steve, give me some advise on what I need to do. I am so confused. I would like to know what I’m doing to him [that would make him not want to] support his wife and kids. All I do is work. I don’t go out to the clubs. I make sure that I take care of home. 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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