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: Who’s my baby’s father? Good Morning Steve and Shirley, I will start by saying I know I was wrong, but I still need advice. I am a 30-year-old woman with a college degree. I started dating my boss who is 20 years older than me. After people and higher ups started questioning our relationship, I quit and became a stay-at-home girlfriend. He supports me and doesn’t want me to find a new job. I am an educated girl with a Master’s Degree and can honestly find a job tomorrow, but he would rather me stay home. I love him and do care about him, but a few months ago a friend of his came to the house while he wasn’t home, one thing led to another and now we have been sleeping together for the past six months. He comes over while my boyfriend is at work, and spends most of the day with me until he comes home. I know that my relationship with him is simply about sex and I have tried to end it. It has died down, but we still have sex occasionally. I know I’m wrong, but it gets worse. Last month my boyfriend’s Nephew came to visit for a few weeks. My boyfriend’s friend stopped coming by the house as to not blow our cover and we would meet occasionally at his house for our “booty calls.” In between all of that his nephew and I started flirting with each other behind his uncle’s back and then we had sex. It was the best sex I have had in a long time. I recently found out that I am pregnant and have no idea which one of the three could be the father. I was having sex with all of them at the same time and it can be any of them. Should I get them all together and tell the truth or just end all ties and move away with my baby? It is reather early in the pregnancy and I can also terminate and act like nothing ever happened. I know that I am wrong and I regret everything I have done, I don’t want to come between a man and his best friend and his nephew. I’m confused and now paying the price. Help me!
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