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: He’s locked up and I’m lonely Hi, Morning crew,
I am in a relationship with a man who is incarcerated. We have been together for about three years now. He is loving, thoughtful and caring. Even though he is incarcerated, he professes [his love], provides, and protects. He has accomplished things for me and my kids that most women wish there men would do out here. He has a while to go before he is released. I am getting older and I am often lonely. I practice doing the right things in our relationship. I never have to question if he loves me or if I love him. Some days I can’t remember my life when he wasn’t in jail. It’s just that I get so lonely, and I have needs and wants that he can’t fulfill physically. I really want to wait for him, but this is what I’m facing. I also would like for you to know, that I’m not selfish. I just don’t know what to do. 
–In love and confused    
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