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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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Repressing secrets...

Hi. Where shall I begin? Well, when I was around 8 years old, I was molested by two of my cousins, both on seperate o...

In care

Hi Sam, I'm wondering hider what circumstances that social services put children into Care because my mam slaps and ...

Abuse

Dear Sam, I am worried about my friend, her dad is abusing her, I'm the only one who knows, she won't tell anyone, sh...

neglect

What happens when you are being neglected Please help me find out please Sam please xx

Rape?

I'm fifteen ( a few months until i'm 16 ) and a family friend is 24. I had a crush on him so I used to drop slight hi...

Beatings

Hello Sam I just wanted some advice on what to do about my situation because I am unhappy, my parents get drunk nearl...

I'm scared

My dad never drinks so all of his anger is real. He always shouts and today he disowned me and told me that tomorro...

taking too far

Hi sam my parent are taking too far because i have been a naughty girl and i know they have the right to punish me or...

Neglect - no food.

My family hurts me alot and my feelngs. They also make me cry and become upset. I have come close to cut my wrists an...

Alcoholic dad

My dad has a alcohol and drug problem.he gets really violent , he still is even if he is sober.he has always been thr...

abuse

Dear Sam, I'm not sure what to do. I'm 13 years old and my mum hits me nearly every day, sometimes with a belt. She s...

Forced Marriage

Hi Sam. I know this is a weird problem, as no one else who sent you a letter on here has posted about it. But anywa...

my brother is really mean to me

I am 9 years old and my brother is 13 he says things like I was fond out side kfc eating chips off the grond  and  he...

Physical and verbal abuse

My dad constantly the threats to beat me up or harm me in a horrble way sometimes he does hit me or throws something ...

My experience

When I was 6  I was sexually abused by my aunts husband when I was on holiday. I reported it and it was dealt with. B...

My abuse

My name is N* and I get beatend by my parents sometimes I get hit really hard. Like for example the other day I asked...

My friends dad

Every now and then my friends dad comes to see him and he had talked about his dad being unpleasant. I never really l...

I hate my dad

I used to tell people how i hate my dad and they always told me i was being stupid or that hate is a strong word but ...

Sexal abuse

Hi I'm M* and my dad hase sexal abused me and I have a lot of people involved with it at the moment, I have hade a fe...

I don't know what to do

dear Sam, My whole life my mother has put me down. My rights always come after my brothers, because i'm older. When...

my brother beats me

My brother whos 16 beats me its very sore it leaves bruises and when my mum tried to stop him he hits her too we cant...

adoption

hi i was adopted when i was 2. as the years went on i have fond it relly hard. my adopted mum shouts. she has hit, lo...

child abuse

hi sam im having trouble wit my mum and dad they always hit me and shout at me a teacher almost found the marks i had...