Strawberry Letter - Subject: My Wife Is Living Like She’s Single
Dear Steve and Shirley, I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 8 years and we have two wonderful children. Early on, we had problems in our marriage and we were separated for a short period, but we worked things out and I thought we were back on track. My wife admitted that during our separation, she had flings with two other guys. She compared me to the guys she had the flings with and bragged about the money and nice things they had. I am an educated guy and I have a great full-time job and a part time job for extra money, but it’s not enough for my wife. She told me that I need to be making six figures to keep her happy. She has a demanding full-time job so she doesn’t do much around the house. I cook, clean, take the kids to and from school, wash clothes, help the kids with homework, and maintain the lawn. She neglects my sexual needs, too, because she goes out most days after work, to unwind and when she comes home, she says she’s exhausted. A few days after Christmas, she told me that I need to find a nice woman that will appreciate me and the little bit that I have to offer, because she needs more. She told me that after I found her texting one of her old flings. I asked her to see the text and she showed it to me. The guy was asking her for sex again and he said that their chemistry is unmatched. I am trying to stick out for my kids, but I cannot be her doormat in the process. She doesn't respect me as the man of this house. I am not sure how we got to this point, but she is very disrespectful. Do you think I should try to stay for the sake of my kids or make her wishes come true and leave? The Strawberry Letter can be heard every morning on The Steve Harvey Morning Show.