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.
Where do I begin? I was dating this guy for five years. I finally realized that it wasn't going anywhere, but instead of just ending it I decided to deal with someone else, who was also with someone. He claimed he was unhappy as well. I guess in some way we felt we were helping one another. After two months I ended up pregnant. Here's where it gets worse - he's related to one of my friends. My son is now five months old. We are constantly around his family but they don't know that my child is his. I was told that some of them think there is a possibility but no one has asked me. Up until two months ago on occasion we would still mess around, but I finally ended that. He wants a DNA test and I told him that he could have one but it still hasn't been done. He keeps asking me not to take him to court and that he will pay for it. If I need something he gives me the money for it. I think he's procrastinating on paying for the test because he doesn't want his girlfriend to find out. Do you think I should just pay for the test myself and tell his family the truth? I feel like I've already set my child up for failure bringing him into the world under these circumstances. I'm so confused. I'm so disappointed in myself. In some way I feel like I betrayed his family because I've known them for so long. I just want my child to know his family.
Good Morning Steve and the Morning Crew, I am in my early 50's and have been married for over 10 years. Here is the thing, last year at a family get together my wife told her sister that she didn't want any more than the two kids she already has. Now, flash back to the day before we married, I had told her that I wanted at least one child and if she was willing to have one more with me and her answer was "YES" she would. Then she told me that she had her tubes tied and we may have to do try in vitro fertilization to make it happen. Well, I had a job with great insurance to make that happen. Now, three years into the marriage, the opportunity to get a house comes up and my wife put this to me, we can get the house NOW and after a year or two we came try for the baby. Now mind you the apartment we are in with her two kids is small and her oldest is about to graduate, so we go for the house and get the house. BUT the house is an A.R.M. (Adjustable Rate Mortgage) for two years and we could NOT refinance for two years. In those two years I lost my job and she starts her own business. Now at this point I am trying to keep the house and NOT worrying about having a child. So I took a job that has me doing a great deal of traveling while she is at home trying to drum up business. In the midst of me traveling and worrying about all the bills, my health suffers. Needless to say we lost the house, I have NO health insurance and a child is the last thing on my mind. Thank God we were able to find a home, get her business up and running and my health issues have been taken care of. Now, back to last year's gathering where I have prepared the meal like I always have since we have been married and ALL of Her family is and the subject of kids came up and how many you wanted and she says "I NEVER WANTED NO MORE THE TWO KIDS" and I am standing right behind her. So I am asking you Steve and the Morning Crew am I wrong for feeling like going to a Lawyer and filing for a Divorce?!
Dear Shirley and Steve, my husband and I have been together for 18 years and married for 12 years. For the last eight and a half years we have not slept in the same bedroom. He has given me multiple reasons as to why he doesn't want to. Reasons he has given me are: Our bed was too small - so I got a bigger bed; I snore too loud and he also has told me that if he slept in the same bed with me he would want to have sex with me every night, all night. These are the reasons he gave me years ago. I used to ask him to come back to our bedroom and he would say yes but it never happen. I told him that I don't like it when he only comes to the room to have sex and once it's over he heads to the other room. I have denied him sex but it only makes our relationship worse and he gets very angry. I have set up romantic nights for us. Once the romance is over, guess what? He goes to the other room. I don't get a kiss goodnight and I can forget about him even holding me the rest of the night. I can't tell you the last time he has actually held me in bed. I have told him it's hard for me to want have sex with him when I know that's all you are coming in the room for. He doesn't understand my feelings. Our youngest daughter has never seen us sleep in the same room. I know it's embarrassing for our older daughter when she has friends over and they see her dad sleeping in another room. When we go on trips together he sleeps in the other room or the other bed. I am sad to say, Shirley and Steve, but I have gotten used to sleeping in separate rooms. I know it's not something I should be use to but I can't get him back in the room. If he comes back, I know I will get used to having him next to me. I just don't know what else to do.
I was dating this woman. In the beginning we both opened our truth box. I have three daughters was my truth and her's see got Herpes from her ex-boyfriend years ago. She PROMISED me that she will try her hardest not to let me get it. We had sex with a condom and sometimes without, because we were working to try to have a child. When she had a outbreak we didn't have sex for two-weeks or even long, especially when she felt a outbreak was going to occur. A year later, when I came home I noticed something physical different about me on my private parts and, yes, it was confirmed! She thought I wanted to kill her the way I responded, even leave her. So then she told me she had it for years and live a life, with hesitation in her voice. In my head, I am a man,we think different. So I had days were I could not bare to be around her or people because I was having outbreaks. We started having a lot of difference and on top of that she knocked my manhood many times, like all I am is a computer guy! Years later now, I have not had sex with her for 5 years and she never pressed the issue (like if YOU feeling frisky jump on board), but I was sexually not attracted to her because of the STD. She involved herself with a contractor who worked on our house, just when after seven years of living together I was going to get engage to this woman who pretty much end my life, if I was single. She told ALL my friends it was my fault and none of MY friends reached out to as me how I was. I now find it hard to begin another relationship because starting over is a bummer and second, I carry the luggage she gave me, which now I can only imagine the reactions I would get from women when I disclose the STD I got from my ex. There are times I want to scream...and scream directly at my ex. The thing that bothers me is she cheated on me with some guy who I have seen, even in my house, well where I use to live. And I've been prepping myself for if and when I run into him. She attends my church which I want her to find another and don't bring that guy. For she even lied to my personal friend and archbishop about her relation with the contractor. Pissed at times, Mr. Finding it hard to forgive that easy and living with a STD.
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