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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: He’s living with another woman Hello Steve and everyone, I am writing this letter because I have been hurt in the worst way. I was in love with a man named Larry. We have known each other for 24 years. We had a relationship before, but it ended on mutual grounds — he and I were stationed in different parts of the world. We had a child together. I unfortunately miscarried. We got back together a little over four years ago when he came to Detroit. Unfortunately because the jobs were so hard to find here he moved back to Georgia. Everything was good for awhile or at least I thought it was. I gave him the benefit of the doubt. Now, with that being said, over the last maybe year and a half I asked him if this is what he truly wants and told him if it’s not that I am fine with that. I valued our friendship more than anything. Needless to say, I graduated from college on June 19th and he was not there. I kept calling him and I got no answer to my messages or calls. I went to Georgia to find out that he has had a woman living with him since November. He still lied then and said it had only been two months. I talked to her to get everything straight because she knew nothing about me. I, however, knew everything about her because he told me about her and said she was not his type. I guess I wanted so much to believe him because I have never known him to lie to me. The problem is I love him and I’m in love with him. What do I do? I will be moving to Georgia in about three to four months. Love is not suppose to hurt. What do I do? Signed, Crazy in love