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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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Osgood-Schlatter's Disease

I got diagnosed with OSD on 22/01/15, and I have to wear these leg support things to stop my legs from giving way. Bu...

Im not confident in my self

i have a boyfriend but i hate talking to him! well no i love talking to him but i hate it when i do because i always ...

Help

I'm 10 and people (Mainly Boys) have been saying “with a face like yours you will never be famous" and I want to...

The way I look down there.

I do not like the way my vagina looks . I am 16 and I want to have sex but I'm self conscious . Can u help me ? I rea...

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...