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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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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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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...

Parents

Dear  Sam I get worried at this time of year because it all ways causes more arguments  with my parents also my nan h...

Foster care

I have recently been placed in foster care because my mum wasn't able to care for me but I feel really upset and angr...

Family problems

I've been having a few problems at home, my mum don't know how to control her anger and she takes her anger out on me...

Family problem

Dear Sam , i'm 15 , when i was young my mom allowed me to practice taekwondo but now my mom says taekwondo is not for...

What are my rights?

Hi Sam, I've got a problem and it's starting to get to me physically now, when I was 14-15 I was kicked out of my hou...