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Our family can be the most important thing to us, but can also be the most hurtful. I’d like to hear about any problems you’re having with your family and how this affects you - everyone is welcome to write in, even those of who don’t see their family any more. Not having a family can be a problem in itself.

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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Religion and Relationships

Religion and Relationships

Okay......

Firstly I'm sorry i have to waste your time with this letter, its a drain on resources but I need help and I don't know where else to get it....

Right, so I'm part of this religion which is......

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smoking too much weed and tobacco

smoking too much weed and tobacco

hi same i'm j and i am 17, and i have been smoking weed and tobaco for a number of years now and i have started feeling different in myself, i feel down al the time unless im smoking it,...

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Hair colour

Hair colour

I desperately want to dye my hair black but does anyone have the power to stop me, if they do, who is it? And why would they stop me?

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not a virgin any more

not a virgin any more

I went to a party recently at night and this guy in my form pulled me outside and started having sex in the back garden i didn't want him to though and he put his hand up my bra and...

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losing both parents within a week of each other

losing both parents within a week of each other

hi...

i lost my mam to cancer last week and now ive lost my dad as well through suicide. My 5 year old sister thinks it was because he didn't love us and ive tried to explain it wasn't because...

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all my fault?

all my fault?

My mum and dad split up a year ago and I feel that it is all my fault and I feel everyone blames me. Also I think they use me as an excuse to be angry by blaming me for...

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Foster care

Foster care

I have recently been placed in foster care because my mum wasn't able to care for me but I feel really upset and angry all I se em to do is sit in my room and I'm scared because I...

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What sort of part-time jobs can I get?

What sort of part-time jobs can I get?

I just wanted to know sort of part-time jobs I could get as I am of legal age. Thank you.

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help me home

help me home

I want to go to court to get back to my real family, ive lived with my adopters scince I was a baby, I have my own room, safe area, they are late 70s, only child...

My real family are...

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My Paranoia

My Paranoia

Over the last 2 months i have been scared to death that someone is out to murder me.I know that i'm safe and that i have nothing to worry about but my anxiety has really risen to a point where...

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Anger

Anger

I have serious anger problems and the methods of controlling it where says on the childline website is not effective for me. I have snapped at my cousin who's only three years old and his parents and my parents are...

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my granddad

my granddad

my name is s***** ...

when i was 8-9 years old my grandad sexually abused me and ever since he has been groaping me, part of my family know what hes like but they wont let me tell anyone because it...

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