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: Finally found true love Dear Shirley and Steve, A few months ago I met the most amazing man during my lunch break. Since then we have had lunch everyday together and now dinner. He has cooked for me and I’ve met his family and friends. They love me and I love them all! For the past six months he’s spoken of taking this relationship to the next level of living together and perhaps marriage. Ive never felt like this before ever and I’m head-over-heels in love with this man. The problem with all of this is that I am married with two children. I’m not in love with my husband. We got married because I was pregnant and we just continued on with life. I could have lived my life like this forever, I never thought that I would ever get lucky enough to feel love. I just lived my life for the past 17 years in this marriage resigned to life being this way. So I just kept my head down, stayed on my grind, raised two kids, ran a household and managed a career. Now I’m in love for the very first time in my life and I’m in my 40s. I love my family but do I tell my love and leave my husband or do I leave my love for my family? I am in somewhat of a quagmire and am in dire need of advice. Please help!
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