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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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  • 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
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latest letters

My mom needs a divorce

My mom is currently married to an alcoholic man. He's a good person when he's not drunk but thats not often anymore. ...

Can’t sleep

Hi Sam, this has been happening for at least a year now, but I‘ve been struggling to sleep when i go to bed every nig...

Dog Phobia

Dear Sam, I have always been scared of dogs. I run when they are near and they chase me. I have been injured by a dog...

Message from Sam

I often have a theme that I ask people to write in about but remember that you can still write to me about anything as well. I also want to remind everyone that of the many letters I receive each week I choose just a few to answer on my page. I'm sorry if I don't answer your letter but there is probably a similar letter that I've answered before which might help. If you definitely want a response you can always talk to one of our counsellors.

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Age of consent

Hi i just want to know if it is legal for man who is over 30 years old to have a sexual relationship with a 16 year o...

pregnancy

I think I'm pregant, I've never had sex and ive never been round a boy in a sexual way. I've not started my period.

Sending nudes

Dear Sam. It has been a while since I have sent a nude, but I am still annoyed with what I have done towards my futur...

My looks

hi Sam, a couple months ago I was pressured into sending nudes and I kept putting it off because I was/am ashamed of ...

I don't want to start😣

hi Sam, I am going to high school soon and im abit worried incase I start my period on a school day-what if im in the...

Age to get a prescription

Is there any specific age to get a prescription. As I would like to see a doctor and hopefully be prescribed something.

Underage Drinking

Basically there has been a few friends in my class that have secretly been drinking alcohol, we have only just gone i...

Advice for a friend

A really good internet friend of mine is anorexic. She has told her mum, but her mum refuses to believe her.

Children under harm

I'm wondering if you could give me some advise, I have a 'friend' who i would say is neglecting her 3 children's ther...

my friend takes drugs :(

I am worried about my friend who takes drugs...he uses crack..he has tried to stop/cut down on It but Its really hard...

My friends take drugs

My friends have all been smoking weed for about 3 years now but recently their habit is becoming a lot worse and it i...

My friend is worrying me.

I'm super happy I've found someone that I can write to.My friend is taking drugs, and i'm so concerned about her! She...

Acne

Hi, um........ So im 10 years old and i have acne.... Im really scared to show my face to other people. All my frie...

Breast size?

Hi, Sam. I just got my first bra and I know this is weird but I've been looking at my breasts in the mirror a lot   I...

my uglyness and fatness

dear sam             well i have been called really ugly once and i was really upset and didnt knw what to do i belie...

I feel so fat

i feel so fat and ugly, and im too scared to go out incase i get judged. i hate my body. some girl has already told m...

I hate myself

I hate the way I look. I'm fat and ugly. My hair is blonde/brown, and is always a rat's nest, no matter what I do. I ...

I am ugly

i literally always feel so ugly. i hate the way i look soo much, i have eczema which creases my eyelids because of th...

Make-up and self confidence

Well I'm 12 and I am worried about how I look. I have spots and I wear makeup to make myself feel better and make peo...

the way i look

dear sam just because i am 17 and weigh about 13 stone everyone thinks i am fat what can i do

confidence

I am extremley self concious and i constantly feel like everyone is staring at me. when I walk down the road i consta...