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: Controlling husband Good Morning to you all, I am a 28 year old married woman with four kids (two girls and two boys). My spouse has a control issue. He controls the money, he buys everybody’s clothes, and he shops for all the food. I know you are probably saying that this is a good thing because most men don’t do these things. This has been going on for eight years and now I feel like I have no voice. I don’t want my girls to grow up thinking that they should be with a man that is controlling and I don’t want my boys to be controlling men. By the way I work and make $15-an-hour and he works and makes $13-an-hour. We have two cars and a house. I just want to have a say sometimes. What must I do? Signed, 28 going on 8
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