Thanks for writing to Sam

Sam reads every letter, but can only reply to a few each week. If your letter is chosen, you’ll be able to see Sam’s reply on the website. Even if your letter isn’t published, there are lots of ways to get support:

New letters are published each week, so check back in a couple of weeks to see if yours has been answered.

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legal dating advice

Hi I'm 17 and nearly 18 but I'm talking to a 13 nearly 14 year old. we both like each other and have both agreed on n...

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