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: I’m sleeping with my ex’s best friend Dear Morning Crew, I have a couple of issues that I am fully aware of. I’ll get straight to it — I am a sneaky individual that wants it all. I divorced my ex three years ago and I am glad that I did. He really hurt me, but now I am only hurting myself. I slept with his cousin several times. Then earlier this year, I started with his best friend (and I use the term loosely). His friend called me up after the divorce and we slowly started talking about things. At first, all he wanted to do was go down on me. I let him! He did this more than once. Neither of us felt bad about it. Just recently, we went all the way and when I say all the way, we did just that! I still don’t feel bad about it and obviously, the “friend” doesn’t either. To make matters worse, I am also seeing a married man and I have a “friend” on the side. I’m in love with the married man and I care for all of my “issues” but I feel I have taken things a little too far. I don’t know if it’s because I’m bored or I have low self-esteem or what. What I do know is I need to stop it all! My ex did me so bad throughout our entire relationship (11 and 1/2) years and I am secretly getting my payback. I have made plans to hook up with the cousin, best friend, and the married man. I really need some advice here. I just hate feeling lonely and I get a kick out of being with these men intimately, but I know it’s going nowhere. Please help! Just when I make up my mind to stop it all the phone rings and it’s on to the next one. I do keep it safe though (if that helps). Steve, please make me stronger with your words. I also pray about it too. I am looking forward to what you have to say! I love the whole morning crew!
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