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I keep telling lies

hey sam for a really long time ive been telling lies. i lie to my teachers and tell them i understand or when called ...

School and me

First day back at school was horrible people laughed at me threw the hallways and called me fat. ive cut myself befor...

Homelessness

Ive been homeless since I was 15. I'm now 18. I've been stayin on sofas and sometimes on park benches or in the town ...

My mum always hits me

Dear Sam ​ My mum always hits me even when its a sall thing like i have forgotten to wash my face, she pulls my hair ...

I have been having flashbacks

hi, ive been having flashbacks recently to all the bad things that have happened in my like, like my dad dying, and b...

Pressure about doing piano

Hi Sam i have been doing piano for a couple of years now but I am really bord of it and music isn't really my passion...

Message from Sam

Food is a part of life for us every day, but for some people this is a real problem. I’d be really interested to hear from you if you’re having problems with eating or your body image.

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Being a girl sucks :(

Hey sam, please reply i'm 14 and i don't really have any hobbies. i want to learn to skateboard really bad, i watch ...

Whats best for me

Hey Sam, So similar to many of these letter im 17, 18 in around a month but have always been described as an 'old so...

Sex.

Me and my girlfriend were considering having sex, I'm 16 and she's just turned 15, we have been talking for a while a...

Boys

This boy is nearly 18 and I'm 13 we have been friends since I was about 8 and recently he has started to call me beau...

I'm 17, he's 31.

I recently met a guy at a party and I got talking to him through my brother who is roughly a few years younger than h...

I'm 16. He's 24

I'm 16 years of age and I started talking to a 24 year old from a social media app called Instagram. I've known him f...

Abused by boyfriend

Warning: This letter contains sexual content or information that some people may find upsetting – remember that you c...

He's older than me

I'm thirteen years old and I've been dating a boy for over a month. We started dating on the third of may. He's seven...

I'm 16 and he's 21

Basically the guy I really like has problem with the age gap between us and I think that's the barrier to stoping the...

Long distance ?

Hi Sam, you see I met this guy on an Anime chat site 7 a while ago sometime last year and well hes 16 now and im 14 w...

In love with my teacher

Hiya I'm 15 near 16 and I'm totally in love with my science teacher he is only 22 and he's perfect we flirt in a secr...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Teacher and me

I'm writing to tell you that I am in need of help as I am in love with my teacher whom I think likes me as well, we a...

Love my Teacher of 24

Hi Sam, I know you must get a lot of letters on this topic but I really am feeling at a loss of what to do. I'm 16, n...

dont hate....

well this is a long story but i need to tell someone,, well i have left school nearly 2years now. i got myself in to ...

Is 4 years too big?

I met a boy on holiday (he's 17 I'm 13) and we got pretty close, although nothing sexual haappened. We still talk a l...

i like my teacher

i m 12 yrs old and i've a kind of crush on my teacher. he is my music teacher and because ia m a choir student so we ...

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...