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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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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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Am I a young carer?

Hi Sam,I often help a lot to look after my little five year old brother who is autistic. I know my mum relies a lot o...

Uncomfortable around family

Hi Sam Sometimes I feel uncomfortable around family, mainly with cousins, aunts and uncles. I find that I can't talk...

Kicked Out

I'm 17 years old and I'm currently doing AS exams. I'm still in denial with my parfents and family. I've been given w...

seperation

my parents have been on and off, they said they were getting a divorce a few years back and then the next day they li...

marriage but studying

hi sam, you seem younger than the other consellors so i wanted to have your advice if that cool.im expected to get ma...

headscarf

i don't want to wear a headscarf but i have to. when i started a year ago, it was my choice. but now i want to take i...

Mum

My mum treats me like a child even though i am 17, she wont allow me to do certain things like going out with friends...

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 the...

Moving out

I live with my mum on one week and with my dad on one week and vice versa. I don't really like my mum because she was...

Step mum

My mum and dad broke up when I was around 5, they had three children, me, my older sister and my younger sister. My m...

I don't think I can go on

Hi Sam  I'm 16 I currently live with my parents and 3 younger sisters. Over the last few months my parent have began ...

want to live with dad

I am a 14yr girl and I don't know what to do anymore. My parents got divorced when I was about one, but my problems w...

I don't think I can go on

Hi Sam  I'm 16 I currently live with my parents and 3 younger sisters. Over the last few months my parent have began ...

Mum

My mum says that I dont apreciate anything and that if I move in with my dad she will disown me and never talk to me ...

Christmas

Hi Sam, I really want some advice. This Christmas will be the first Christmas without my mum and my sister who I was ...

Mum and dad

Hi ! Thank you for taking the time to read this! So my mum and dad had an argument today and I'm really upset! My mum...

Moving House

Hi Sam,My parents have been separated for about six years now and we have an arrangement that I have to stay at each ...

Family

Hi Sam my mum and dad have split up about three years so and I haven't seen my dad in two years he just said he was g...

Divorce

Hi Sam, I am in desperate need of advice, my mum & step dad have been fighting on & off for a year now but o...

Divorced parents

My mum and dad divorced when I was 4, and I'm now 14 so they've been separated for a good 10 years. Anyway when I was...