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: Verbal abuse and erectile dysfunction Dear Steve, I am writing this letter to get your thoughts on whether I made the right decision to leave my man. I am 50 years old. I was in a relationship with a man who was the same age. He has many health issues and a nasty attitude towards life. He has said many heart breaking things to me and he was not able to satisfy me in the bedroom. His private part is the size of a little 10 year old’s and he is unable to get a erection. I am a pretty nice-looking woman that gets offers to go out all the time — and I mean with some pretty healthy men. I turned them all down because I I was really trying to love this unhealthy man. Well anyway, as I said this man is also verbally abusive toward me when we are alone. He puts up this big front when we are out around others. He also has a very large stomach and loves to eat day and night, he does not work out. It seems like he just wants me around to cook for him and have what he calls sex with him, which at this point I just despise. One day he really got under my skin and I told him to leave me alone for good. I do not hate him. Instead I pray for him. Do you think I was wrong for ending a sad, pitiful relationship with a man that will not talk to me like a woman that he claims he loves, or do you think something is wrong with me?
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