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Friends can be as close as family, so I know that when we have problems with our friends it can be really tough. I’m interested in hearing more about what kind of problems you might have with friends – whether it’s difficult to find any or problems with ones you have already.

I read every letter, but I can only respond to a few. I can’t respond to personal email addresses or phone numbers so please don’t include those.

Take care,
Sam

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I'm worried that I'm getting the blame for someone being lonely

I'm worried that I'm getting the blame for someone being lonely

I have just started upper school and through Primary school I used to hang around with two girls who were really weird and not very nice. However over the holidays I made a lot of new friends from other schools...

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Can it affect you if you do it once?

Can it affect you if you do it once?

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I'm in my 3rd year of high school now and it's become increasingly obvious how popular weed is. Lots of people I know go out having fun and do it aong with alcohol so I was wondering...

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No idea what to do

No idea what to do

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My name is H* and i have a problem. One of my friends have died and i, myself, is sad, but i have not taken it as badly as my other friend...

Ever since my friend died, my other...

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After adoption

After adoption

I'm 14 and I'm adopted , my birth mum loves me and sends letters all the time , I want to live with her when I'm 18 and go to university where she lives , she wants that too ,...

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My dad

My dad

Hi Sam......

So my dad has a type of autism that stops him from feeling emotions for others. It's physically impossible for him to feel love, hate, sympathy, empathy etc. This means that he has a hard time communicating to...

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I fancy him

I fancy him

Hi Sam. There's this boy I like in school but his only new to that school. I don't know what to do cause I never fancy anyone before. I really want to ask him out but i am too shy....

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I am a bit fat chested boy

I am a bit fat chested boy

Hi Sam .... Thanks for this wonderful site. ...I am a bit fat......and fat chested too n am a boy......everyday my friends tease me for the same. ......I get depressed and low. .... Can u suggest any sort of thing...

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I cant get a youtube account...

I cant get a youtube account...

Hi Sam, this has been bothering me since the start of school. I watch loads of minecraft vids every day. One day I thought to myself "I am going to get a youtube account." so I started to plan it...

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not being confindent

not being confindent

When im at school and the teacher ask me a question I go bright red like a tomato and then I go really quiet I say an answer. Then everyon e starts to laugh at me then after the lesson...

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I don't think I can go on

I don't think I can go on

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I'm 16 I currently live with my parents and 3 younger sisters. Over the last few months my parent have began to fight a lot. I've been constantly feeling down before this all started and this...

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my grandad is unwell

my grandad is unwell

my grandad is unwell and i need somebody to help me get through he has to go to hospitle lately please help

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Do I have a right to read my hospital notes?

Do I have a right to read my hospital notes?

I'm nearly 13 and I've got Cerebral Palsy and various other medical conditions so my medical file is quite large, I was wondering whether I've got a right to read them?

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