Shirley Strawberry signs copies of her new book The Strawberry Letter: Real Talk, Real Advice, Because Bitterness Isn't Sexy at Barnes & Noble in Philadelphia on 4/6/11.
Check out the pictures from the Ladies Lunch with Shirley Strawberry and Patty Jackson.
Steve Harvey signs copies of his new book Straight Talk No Chaser at Borders on Broad Street in Philadelphia, 1/19/11.
Today's Neighborhood Awards nomination category is best church choir. Go HERE to submit your nominee now.
Hello everyone on the morning show. I don't so much have an issue, but a little problem. I am 25 years old and still a virgin. I never really dated or been in a long-term relationship, but when I've tried to date the subject of sex always comes up for him and for me in the back of my head. I don't know if I want to wait for marriage and a lot of my friends' say I need to give up my v-card already. I feel like I'm too old to be so inexperienced, but I don't want to rush into anything I'll regret. I have so many positive things happening in my life right now and dating isn't one of them. Is that strange? I thought I would be married with children before 30, but that may not be the case. Am I just an extremely late bloomer or have I set the standards of the type of man I want God to send me too high? I believe I am worth more than what is offered to me in terms of my ideal man. I was told that most men don't care for inexperienced women and I don't want to miss out on love due the illusion I've created for myself about the perfect guy. Should I continue to hold onto my virginity?
Today's Neighborhood Awards nomination category is best car wash/detail shop. Go HERE to submit your nominee now.
Dear Steve and Shirley, I am absolutely at my breaking point right now. My husband and I have been together for three years and everything was going well until about four months ago. We never completely stopped having sex, but there has definitely been an emotional disconnect. I never before felt like I had a reason not to trust him, so I've never snooped through any things even though I've always know the password for the phone and email. Well, the recent change in him finally got to me and I went through his phone. I discovered that not only has he slept with someone else, but she is his cousin. I was absolutely disgusted! I won't go into details about the full text, but he called her his Freak. She asked him if he had told anyone about them. He said no and she had better keep her mouth shut. They carried on some more about some of the more explicit things they had done and talked about how it would have only gotten better if we wouldn't have moved away. Needless to say, I'm hurt, angry, scared, and confused! I tried to act normal, but he reads me like a book, so after hours of him asking "baby, what's wrong?" I exploded and stormed out of the house screaming about nothing! He still doesn't know what the issue is, only that I won't stop crying. I'm just so confused right now. Should I even try to talk to him about what I saw? Or should I just go? I mean, we are both 30 years old. So we are definitely old enough to know better and they both seemed to be amused and turned on by the fact that they are cousins who are sleeping together.
Today's Neighborhood Awards nomination category is best school teacher. Go HERE to submit your nominee now.
Hi Steve and the morning show: I am in a tragic situation and I don't know what to do about it. I am engaged to be married in a few months and I am sleeping with a married man. I love my fiance with all my heart but I'm falling in love with this married man. Granted, I do tell my fiance what bothers me and what makes me unhappy, but he's so busy it goes through one ear and out the other. When I am with this man he makes me feel like I am the only person in the world. Something my fiance is lacking because he is busy all the time. I am realistic though because I don't want him to leave his wife nor am i going to leave my fiance. I know that what I am doing is dead wrong, but it feels so right. Honestly, I want to tell him so we can work through our issues, because I don't want to go into my marriage with this lie. One lie leads to many more. I suggest that we go to counseling, and put God in our relationship. It kills me everyday to look at him and know what I am doing. The worst part is he has no clue because I always keep it cool. The big question is will he be able to forgive me for what I have done. It's a big mess. I have always asked God for a good man then I finally get one and this is what I do. Believe me I know if the roles were switched, there would not be anything he could say for me to forgive him so I know how he is going to feel. I just don't want my fiance to be hurt. I am willing to do anything to fix this and make this right but I don't know where to start.