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:Husband talks to other women Good morning! I am a 34-year-old mother of four. I have been married to my husband for nine years. We’ve been together for 12 years. In the beginning, prior to our marriage, we had some infidelity issues — mainly on my part but we decided to get married anyway. The problem is that throughout our entire marriage he has always talked to other women. As far as I know it has never been anything more than phone calls or if it was a coworker they would talk at work. When I confront him he stops for a while but then a few months later here comes his conversations with another different woman. I dont know what to do, it hurts me so much that we dont really communicate. He is a great father, provider, and the sex is outstanding, but if we are not talking about the house, cars, kids, bills then we are not talking. I try so hard but he won’t talk to me. I feel I deserve better than a man who needs to have another woman even if its just for conversation. I would rather be by myself than to continue on knowing that every night before he goes to work and when he gets off on the way home he is talking to someone else. We have tried marriage counseling twice before already and I am just too tired and hurt to keep going. Is this something a person should leave a marriage over?
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