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 wife is on drugs Dear Mr. Harvey and friends, I would first like to say that listening to you in the morning really helps me out in some of my everyday struggles. Thank you all so very much. I have been with my wife for four years and I love her with all of my heart and soul. She has five children–none of them are mine, but I love them like they are mine. However, my wife has a problem with cocaine and it is destroying our relationship. She hangs around drug users and dealers. She considers them her friends and says that I don’t understand her like they do. She has lost her kids to DEFACS (Department of Family and Child Services) because she would not go to any of the treatment programs they provided for her. She does not work and barely takes care of the house while I go to work. My wife says I don’t love her even though I am still with her, believing she will do better. When she told me that one of the reasons she uses cocaine is so she would not go out and cheat on me, it just crushed me. One minute she says that she wants to quit, the next minute she says she doesn’t care. She does whatever she wants to do. Like I said before, I love her with all my heart and soul but we are not going anywhere and I want better, not just for me but for all of us. I don’t know if I should just give up or try to fight it out. Could you all please help me with some advice. Thank you very much, C.L. 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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