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: Torn between two men Hi Shirley and Steve, Ordinarily I would not do this, but this situation has me stumped and I need a little advice from an outside source. Currently I am single and have been since my divorce from my husband of three years almost three years ago. Even though we divorced, we stayed friends and even dated while we divorced. Recently we took a week long vacation together and while on that vacation came to the conclusion that we should have never divorced in the first place because we always had a great relationship without the outside factors that caused our divorce. However, out of the blue, here comes my college sweetheart and father of my oldest child wanting to come back into my life after 15 years. Shirley and Steve I loved this man so much when we were together, but I left him and moved away with our child because he became so over protective of me while I was pregnant. He was never abusive to me or anything like that but another man could not dare stop and have a conversation with me without him wanting to go off. My child has never met his dad. He now wants to be a part of his child’s life and mine and contends that he never stopped loving me and would like to make up for all the missing years. I too realized that I still love this man. From our conversations I was awestricken by how he had matured into a fine gentleman. This man has even proposed to me. What should I do?  
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