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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

Finding out I had an other dad

on the 1st of june 2018, I got an message over social media from a boy around the age of 21 practically telling me I ...

Struggling relationship

Hi :) so i think i’m pregnant and my boyfriend is saying if i keep it he’s leaving, if i tell my mum i’d get kicked o...

Failed my GCSE's

Hey Sam, I just wanted to say that I failed my GCSE's and didn't get the grade I needed to in order to do what I want...

School loneliness

Hi Sam, I’ve never done one of these before but here it goes. I’m in year 11 at school and I have no friends at all a...

Message from Sam

It can be hard to spot the signs of an abusive relationship, even when you’re in the relationship yourself. I’d be really interested in hearing about harmful relationships in the next few weeks. Remember that I only respond to a few letters each week but I do read all of them.

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Unstable parents

Hi Sam, I have an alcholic and drug abused mother and an 'easily to anger' father... Parents are divorced and i moved...

my uncle is creepy

Hi sam, so basically i thought i would just talk to you about what is happening and get your view in it. so im a girl...

Scared to get a taxi to school

On a Tuesday and Thursday I get a taxi to school, it's a taxi conpanie that takes children to school. But every time ...

She touches me

Hi Sam I am 8 and my mum is a childminder and she used to look after a 10 year old but doesnt any more because she ...

i dont know if im being abusd

Hello Ever since my mom had a stoke she's been different she calls me names and trenten to kill me or punch me or hur...

relationships with male people

Hi sam Could I have some help with my life because I'm scared of men when my little sis dad used to hit me and when ...

Stalking

Hi, i dont see my biologiacal dad after 8-10 years of him abuseing me but now he seams to be stalking me, hes makeing...

social workers

I have a social worker who comes to my house weekly. sometimes when he come I get scared that he take us away from my...

Help please

I'm a 16 year old male, and I've been getting verbally and physically abused by my mom and dad since I was 5, I'm sca...

Scared of my Family

I've been scared of my family my whole life... scared of them beating me mostly, even though they haven't ever actual...

My mum hits me

My mum always blames stuff on me she knows I haven't done she hits me and punches me secretly when I'm out in public ...

Parents

Dear Sam.i am 13 years old and currently live with my grandad. My parent have divorced and my 1 sister lives with my ...

crap life

I am a 15 year old male who has not had anything good come out of life , my brother went prison , my mum Kicked my da...

sexual abuse

My name is C** and I am 15 years of age. Around four years ago when i first moved in with my stepfather, he would sne...

my family problems

recently I have been feeling extremely depressed about a lot of things but mainly my brother who last year on the 30t...

fire

I am really scared in case there is a fire in our house. I love my family so much, and I don't want anyone to get hur...

my granddad

my name is s***** when i was 8-9 years old my grandad sexually abused me and ever since he has been groaping me, pa...

Mom

i am experiencing a hard time living at hom with my mom ever since she was caught cheating on my dad with another man...

Im worried

Hi, i am a ten year old girl and i am really worried and scaredi used to love it when my nan and grandad spoiled me b...

Abuse

Just to check, if your parents hit you to punish you, is that a form of abuse? Like, you're caught lying? Also, my m...