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: Need To Make A Decison Hi Steve and Shirley, I am a young lady who married young to an older man. I never questioned our age-difference or our love, because the love was real and age didn’t matter … then! I guess as he got older things changed. I tried and pleaded for him to work with me and open up to me so we can get through any issues together. Eventually there was hardly any communication and sex was non-existent. I searched for love and companionship elsewhere. I’m still here and married and I truly love my husband, but I don’t feel like I want this marriage anymore. My entire adult life has been devoted to this man and when I was hurt, I shut down. Now I want my youth back and my freedom I gave up dedicating myself to him. Do I leave? He does love me, but it just seems love isn’t enough in this situation. My children would be devastated if we separate or divorce. What am I to do? Signed, Hurt and Confused in Virginia  
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