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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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Afraid and scared of war

hi sam, im really scared of war. all i see nowadays is headlines about the rising world tensions and it feels like i ...

Feeling left out

I have low confidence and my friends are outgoing people. Sometimes I feel left out because they are all laughing and...

Discrimination in Sports

To Sam At school, i came out as gay and now when we play football or anything that involves people picking teams, i a...

Grieving a terminal illness

Hey Sam I've got something I'd like to know ? Well my mum has cancer and it's not curable my mum hasn't passed away y...

Message from Sam

There can be a lot of pressure to fit in around friends – pressure to do certain things or be a certain way. I'd be interested in hearing about problems you're having with peer pressure from friends in the next couple of weeks.

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Hello

I'm an 9 aged child and I've got an problem. Everyone in my school is saying that I've got an boyfriend and I don't. ...

Pierceing

Hey im 14 , my step sister is the same age as me and we have to share a room. no matter how much i try make conversat...

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...

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...

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...

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...