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: My man’s got money problems Good morning Steve, Shirley and Morning Crew, Can you all help a sister out? I have a husband that does not understand how to be a husband. He thinks that I should be the one to take care of him. He gets upset with me for not spending money on him when I need every penny to pay the bills because he doesn’t work and can’t seem to hold down a job for more than one year at a time. He is a good cook and house keeper, but that’s not paying the bills. I appreciate everything that he does, but he seems to just not get it. He even gets unemployment sometimes, but keeps that a secret from me and spends it childishly. He hides everything to do with money. He lives a very secret life in the house with me and demands I mind my own business. I have tried talking to him, but he just gets upset and says I talk too much about nothing. Then he gets more silent and secretive. When he is working he will spend money on us to travel, but he just hates to pay bills. He seems to not be able to comprehend the importance of keeping the repo man from our front door and that’s not how I was raised. Steve, this man is almost half of 100.
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