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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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latest letters

Anger

Hi Sam, I wanted to write to you about anger. At home I can get into trouble for something small(It sometimes stops h...

My favourite musician has died

Hi Sam. I’m 13 and recently one of my favourite music artists has died and I really am struggling to deal with it. I ...

Peer Pressure

Hi Sam, Recently my friends have been trying to get me to do things I'm uncomfortable with such as smoking weed, vapi...

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...

Message from Sam

At this time of year exams start to be on people’s minds. I know how stressful they can be, so I’d be interested in hearing about how you are affected by schoolwork and exams.

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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...

My family

Hi Sam,It was a couple of months ago my parents broke up and my dad moved out it was one of the hardest things ever t...

Got a job

My parents split up a while back, but havent sorted out the money yet. I live with my disabled mum, and her benefits ...

Seperation

My Parents have recently seperated and i have found this really hard. My grades have gone down loads aswell. As we ar...

parents are getting divorced

hi sam i have a question for you. can you help me please cause my mum and dad are constonaly aruging and they are dra...

I'm really worried

My dad has just broke up with my mum and I'm just speechless  my mum keeps crying and saying its not my fault, every ...

Step Mum

Dear Sam,My dad got married recently and I don't know how to feel about it,because my dad's wife is a nice woman and ...

Parents

My Mum and Dad have been split for 1 year now and it herts more than anything! Though every kid wants their parents t...

my Dad

hello sam, my parents have split up since i was in year 1 and im in year 7 now i was wondering what rights i have to ...

My parents

my parents have split and now i feel like my life is in shambles.The court orderd that i see my dad every 2 weeks but...

making my mum upset

well my mum and dad have spilt up and i am in a pickle all the things i been through and thing make me sad i do talk ...

help!

my mum and dad split up in the summer after years of constant fight and my dad constantly drinking,he usually drunk w...

Help??

Hi sam. My parents split up in december and my brother almost comitted. I remember the night like it was yesturday! M...

Family

Hi Sam. It's been going on for quite a long time now. My parents are still together but don't have feelings for each...

stuff:P

This may not seem as important as a lot of other people because my issue isnt as bad as others. Basically, my mum and...

I hate it, christmas....

i hate christmas its nothing like it is shown on tv etc everyone always argues and dad drinks and mum and dad argue, ...