Ask Sam

Something on your mind? Or need some support?

Anyone can write in with their problem. I respond to a few letters each week. You can also read my advice to people who have similar problems to you.

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You can ask me about anything you want, there's nothing too big or small. I read every single letter but I can only answer a few each week. My replies are published here on my page.

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What you need to know:

  • Sam reads every letter, but can only respond to a few each week
  • Sam's replies are public, never private, so others can read them
  • Sam will remove personal info from your letter to keep it anonymous
  • if yours is chosen, you'll see it under one of the topics below
  • if you need support now or want to talk privately, contact a Childline counsellor.

latest letters

Help

i havent been doing great ive been crying all night something stopping me from asking for help do you have suggestions

How do u cope

my mum is horrible and never loved me etc and now i don't know how to cope i get so attached to any adult figure that...

Magic Mushroom

Hi im 13 years old and i have been thinking about taking magic mushrooms for a very long time. I want to know how it ...

Masturbation

Hello sam i am an 11 year old boy turning 12 in a few weeks and i have recently started masturbating and i was wonder...

Being a short boy

Hi Sam I'm a boy nearly 15, I am the shortest boy in my class. I know I'm only likely to be around 5ft4 or 5ft5 when ...

life

i dont know if someone is going yo read this probably not i get everyone has there own problems in life and for someo...

Is Ask Sam confidential??

Hello! (SO sorry if this questions sounds irrelevant compared to some of the challenges others are coping with.) I wa...

Teacher's leaving

Hi, After a long 5 weeks i finally began to trust a teacher of mine. We had a great time and she would help me in man...

Message from Sam

You can write to me about anything you want and I read every single message sent. I can only reply to a few each week and I always do this in public on my page. I’m sorry if I don’t answer your letter but it’s likely there are others just like it that I have answered before. If you want a definite response or need support then talking to a Childline counsellor is the best way to do that.

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seeing a married man

hi sam, im 17 and i really do like this guy i am seeing, hes 40, has children and is married. I feel bad and guilty a...

Sam, I'm a liar

I've been talking to this guy whose 17. When we first started talking I told him i was 14 (I'm actually 13). I told h...

Hdb

Hi im not sure what to i've started talking to older boys&men it makes me feel better because of rverythig else a...

I lied and it was illegal

I'm 14 (although i'm 15 next week) and I met a lad a concert about two months ago who is 19 (it was his birthday when...

30years

so im 17 and hes 47, he loves me and i love him. but i know its wrong and i want to leave my family for him but i can...

Boy Troubles

i like this boy but he keeps asking me to do things with him but im only 12 nearly 13 and hes 14, but if i mess it up...

Strangers

Hi I'm G and i'm 14I'm supposed to be meeting a 16/17 year old tomorrow to go to the cinema, i know he is 16/17 becau...

I crave a baby...

Hey Sam, I'm only 16 years old but I crave a baby.. I have got a boyfriend but we've never had sex. I don't want to...

my secret

i really like this boy and we are great friends but the problem is i dont really know what to do about it . no one kn...

My Crush

I have a crush on “M” at my school and I don't know what to do cause he don't feel the same way. Hope you can HELP!

I don't exist to him.

I'm 13 years old and I'm starting year nine in September. I get around okay at school, I have a decent number of frie...

Relationships

I'm a 14 year old boy and there's a girl I have a crush on at school. I find it awkward asking her out and have tried...

Not knowing what to do

Recently my school went on a 4 day trip with lots of activities like rock climbing , abseiling,raft building and othe...

Seeing no future.

i have been with my online boyfriend for just over a year, we live around 3000 miles apart as hes from brooklyn ny an...

Love?

Hi Im 11 And My Names S,Everyone Has Crushes At School Its Just I Dont Find Boys Interesting One BIT! I Mean Is It Ri...

in love with a girl

hi sam well, i'm a girl and i'm i love with a girl, i was really scared and still am but not as much but anyway a co...

he has a girlfriend

i am in love with a band member from black veil brides, a famous rock band, but he has a girlfriend and it kills me t...

crushing on my teacher

hi sam, im 13 i just wanted to tell you that i have a crush on my teacher and i know thats wrong, but i cant seem to...

Ahh I really like a boy,

Hi Sam, Me and my friend really like this boy. But the thing is we both think he's going out with our worst enemy. I...