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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

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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Masterbating

Hi, I am so angry with myself, I am 12 and watching porn and masterbating and I'm feeling ugly and disgusting... I f...

Self Esteem

Umm this is the first time I've ever done this. Hi Sam im 14 and i hate myself. I look at all of my friends and i see...

Out of school

Hi sam, So GCSE exams have finally finished and im now on holliday, but what I thought would be weeks of freedom fro...

Stretching My Ears?

So this might not seem as big of a problem as the other stuff on here, but I really want to stretch my ear lobes. I f...

I'm so ugly it hurts

I suffer from pigmentation mainly on my upper lip, I have tried everything from lightening cream, to home remedies su...

cancer

Hi sam I fill different from all the other kids in school because i had cancer I am ugly and have to wear a hat at sc...

Blr

I am 15 and have spots. t's no big deal to me but everyone keeps taking the mikey and aren't very nice about it sayin...

Hair colour

I desperately want to dye my hair black but does anyone have the power to stop me, if they do, who is it? And why wou...

My Height

I am 12years old and just 7weeks ago I began my secondary school since then I have been becoming more self consious o...

I'm ugly

I hate how ugly I am. My friends are all gorgeous and very skinny and good at p.e and dancing and I cant do anything....

Self esteem

I always feel self conscious about how I look, and my voice. I have a bit of a lisp and people sometimes mimick me ab...

Scared about starting puberty

Hi Sam,My name is BR and everyone in my class has big breast and I have small ones. I'm 12 and I think I might start ...

Me, My body

My weight has always been a touchy subject for me. I come from a strong, catholic Portuguese family, they're loving a...

my boyfriend is transsexual

I have recently found out that my boyfriend is transsexual - as in, he's actually female. I reacted very positively ...

Always feel compared

I need help. I am constantly feeling compared to my friends because they are so confident and always loud while I'm a...

Am I ugly?

My friends say I am pretty and guys should be fighting for me and if they aren't then its their loss, but if I really...

i hate being pakistani

hello i just wanted some advice because im so confused and i dont know what to do. im asian and was born and bred in ...

Cleft Palate

Hi, My names K*. I was born with a cleft palate and had surgery a couple of months after i was born,I think (I dont r...

body issues

i have really bad stretch marks on my breasts, i am only 14 years old. how can i get rid of them? and why do i have t...

I need somebody to talk to

I'm 14 and I suffer from acne and ezcma, both are on my face. None of my friends have acne but if they get one spot t...

drugs and cutting

i hate the way i look, when i walk down the street i feel like everyone is saying stuff about me and laughing i reall...