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This time of year sees people celebrating in different ways, whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, the new year or just enjoying the winter time. I’m interested in hearing what this time of year is like for you – perhaps you’re missing someone who’s no longer here or things at home might be especially hard.

I read every single letter that’s sent to me, but I can only respond to a few. If I haven’t replied to your letter, you can read my replies to other letters similar to yours.

Take care,
Sam

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this isnt me?

this isnt me?

For a while I haven't been myself, I've been down and depressed almost about school and lessons I don't enjoy. But mostly I'm easily irritated. I cry at the smallest things and I do t know why because I know...

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i feel dirty,wrong,sick human being.

i feel dirty,wrong,sick human being.

recently i found out that sexual abuse has happend in the family. i'm shocked and feel extremely uncomfortable with the fact its happend and the person its happend to. i keep getting these horrible thoughts about it and imagining it...

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Bullying

Bullying

This girl has been bullying me for six years. I have talked to every trusted adult I know but nothing is being done. It's becoming too much now. Please help me your my last hope

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fire

fire

I am really scared in case there is a fire in our house. I love my family so much, and I don't want anyone to get hurt or even die.

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Sister is infertile

Sister is infertile

Hey Sam, Recently my twin sister ****** has found out se is infertile. She is devestated as were only 13. She really wanted to have kids when shes older. She is being really rude to me because i am on my...

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boyfriend

boyfriend

Dear Sam...

I recently got a boyfriend. We have been together for about 2 months. I relized I don't want a boyfriend. I want to brake up with him but he really loves me and I find it do hard....

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Parents

Parents

Dear Sam,...

I just wanted to aks if you could give me some advice on something about my parents....

My mum and my dad split up and I live with my mum and my dad is struggling with money and...

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I feel like my mum hates me...

I feel like my mum hates me...

My mum is always hitting me and my sister for accidents such as: if I accidentally drop something on the floor she'll hit me and make my cry. She leaves dark red marks on my body and never apologises. She...

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Self-harm

Self-harm

I have been self-harming for at least a year, my parents don't know. My boyfriend wants me to get proper help because I'm having more and more suicidal thoughts and depressed 'patches' they are taking over my life. What should...

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What is puberty?

What is puberty?

I'm a 10 yr old girl and everyone at school is talking about puberty and I think I'm the only one that doesn't know exactly what it means. What is puberty?

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