Look, we all know that relationships take work and at times, can become very complicated. In this Strawberry Letter a woman writes in unsure what she should do with her "situationship." She's been dating a man married man for a decade and now she wants him all to herself.
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Subject: We Fit Together Like A Lock And Key
Dear Steve and Shirley,
I’ve been in a relationship with a married man for 10 years. People think that all mistresses have low self- esteem, however I don’t. I am very confident and I love everything about myself. Since I’ve been with my guy, I have only cheated on him once and I told him about it and promised him that it wouldn’t happen again. In the first few months of our affair, I tried to end it, but both he and I were already in love. He is my best friend and he has my entire heart. We share a bank account and he is on the deed to my house. I have a tattoo of a lock and he has a tattoo of the key. I know his wife, but we’re not friends. If I happen to run into the two of them in our small community, we all chit chat about our children. My children and his children attend the same school and have a lot of activities together. He takes me on annual trips and he spends time with me during the holidays. He has never treated me like I was a dirty little secret. But now I’m getting older and I refuse to keep sharing him. I love him and I want him all to myself. Basically, I’m at the point where I need him to leave his wife for me. I’m not worried about karma. I believe in fate and I believe he is my soulmate. When I shared my feelings with him, he didn’t respond, so I’m not sure what’s going through his mind. So what should my next move be? Please advise.
What should she do? Does she have the right to claim a married man for keeps?
Take a listen to what Shirley and Steve have to say: