The Strawberry Letter: My Husband Keeps Threatening My Boyfriend


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Subject: My husband keeps threatening my boyfriend

Dear Steve and Shirley, my husband and I have been together for a total of 15 years. I’m 34 and he’s 42 and we have 1 child. He’s a police detective and he’s fairly short for a man, but women do not care as long as he’s in uniform. He’s got that Napoleon complex going so he acts like a badass and a know-it-all around our family and friends. When it comes to him cheating, he’s been caught in multiple situations with different women. I am at the point where I want peace and companionship. He won’t entertain the subject of divorce, so I’ve resorted to cheating too. My only problem is that he is crazy and stalkerish and he uses his job to make my life a living hell. He follows me around town and has acted out in public if he sees me talking to other men. I’ve reconnected with an old friend that moved back to the city recently and I told him about all the drama with my marriage and he told me I was safe with him. I started sneaking around with this man and eventually, we started a sexual relationship. Little did I know, my husband was following me around when I was with the other guy. My boyfriend has been pulled over for not having his car registered in TN and he’s been given a ticket for a tiny crack in his windshield. My husband has been harassing him and there’s nothing we can do because he is the law. My boyfriend can’t pump gas without my husband being at the gas station watching him. I am afraid something terrible is going to happen because my boyfriend says he wants to catch my husband off duty so he can beat his behind. I didn’t mean for this to be so messy but my husband will not rest until he’s run my new man off. How can I stop this madness before someone gets hurt?