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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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Hdb

Hi im not sure what to i've started talking to older boys&men it makes me feel better because of rverythig else a...

Sam, I'm a liar

I've been talking to this guy whose 17. When we first started talking I told him i was 14 (I'm actually 13). I told h...

seeing a married man

hi sam, im 17 and i really do like this guy i am seeing, hes 40, has children and is married. I feel bad and guilty a...

Teacher and me

I'm writing to tell you that I am in need of help as I am in love with my teacher whom I think likes me as well, we a...

Love my Teacher of 24

Hi Sam, I know you must get a lot of letters on this topic but I really am feeling at a loss of what to do. I'm 16, n...

dont hate....

well this is a long story but i need to tell someone,, well i have left school nearly 2years now. i got myself in to ...

Is 4 years too big?

I met a boy on holiday (he's 17 I'm 13) and we got pretty close, although nothing sexual haappened. We still talk a l...

i like my teacher

i m 12 yrs old and i've a kind of crush on my teacher. he is my music teacher and because ia m a choir student so we ...

Boy Troubles

i like this boy but he keeps asking me to do things with him but im only 12 nearly 13 and hes 14, but if i mess it up...

30years

so im 17 and hes 47, he loves me and i love him. but i know its wrong and i want to leave my family for him but i can...

Strangers

Hi I'm G and i'm 14I'm supposed to be meeting a 16/17 year old tomorrow to go to the cinema, i know he is 16/17 becau...

I crave a baby...

Hey Sam, I'm only 16 years old but I crave a baby.. I have got a boyfriend but we've never had sex. I don't want to...

my secret

i really like this boy and we are great friends but the problem is i dont really know what to do about it . no one kn...

Ahh I really like a boy,

Hi Sam, Me and my friend really like this boy. But the thing is we both think he's going out with our worst enemy. I...

crushing on my teacher

hi sam, im 13 i just wanted to tell you that i have a crush on my teacher and i know thats wrong, but i cant seem to...

in love with a girl

hi sam well, i'm a girl and i'm i love with a girl, i was really scared and still am but not as much but anyway a co...

Love?

Hi Im 11 And My Names S,Everyone Has Crushes At School Its Just I Dont Find Boys Interesting One BIT! I Mean Is It Ri...

he has a girlfriend

i am in love with a band member from black veil brides, a famous rock band, but he has a girlfriend and it kills me t...

Seeing no future.

i have been with my online boyfriend for just over a year, we live around 3000 miles apart as hes from brooklyn ny an...

Not knowing what to do

Recently my school went on a 4 day trip with lots of activities like rock climbing , abseiling,raft building and othe...

I don't exist to him.

I'm 13 years old and I'm starting year nine in September. I get around okay at school, I have a decent number of frie...

Relationships

I'm a 14 year old boy and there's a girl I have a crush on at school. I find it awkward asking her out and have tried...