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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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Best friends

I think that I am taking away a friend from another! And it puts me in a sad and angry way ! What can I do ? Plz help...

Do you have to have friends?

Hello Sam. Having friends has always been hard for me as has most thinks. I like reading the letters other people s...

Cultural/religious differences

Hi Sam Recently i've been feeling really left out from my friends. I am a practising muslim so i dont drink and now ...

Mean girls

I have quite a few friends but three of my closest friends have completly changed. They have turned into complete mea...

Tell a friend my secret??

Hi SamTwo years ago I was hanging out with a group of girls who I no longer han g out with. Basically, I stole someth...

Living on different continents

I met one of my best friends on tumblr, and we have become really close. We talked a lot on tumblr for a while then w...

High school

Dear Sam, I'm going to a different high school than all of my friends I don't know anyone. Everyone says "Oh yo...

Friends

I was talking to my friend today about my Depression issues, I told her everything, how upset ive been, how i wanted ...

Friends

All my friends are skinny and prettey, they always wear the latest out-fits and use the newest phones out, every time...

Trust

I have a lot of friends. Thing is, I don't have friends like other people do, I find it hard to confide and trust the...

Can we ever be friends again?

Hi Sam, I have a problem which can't really be solved I am just looking for some advice. Just under two years ago my...

Friends

Dear sam im not very confident and always do what my friends say sometimes i dont want to do it but im to scared to s...

Pressuring me...

Hi sam, I am 14 in year 10 and have recently been promoted to a prefect. The only problem is that my friends are get...

Secret relationship in class

Today in my class someone told that in our class there are two people which are in a secret relationship , i know who...

Jealousy

Hi Sam, Im really jealous because my friend is dating the boy i like and i dont know what to do please help me

Im loosing my best friends

I have recently moved schools, because i moved house for the 5th time! and i cant help but feel like im loosing my be...

Fitting in

I feel like at school I'm different to everyone and no one really likes me I dont fit in and i can't concentrate. I h...

Fitting in and friends

I am having difficulty at school because I used to and sort of stil do hang around with this group of people who swea...

Religion vs. Boys. What to do?

I'm Asian. Actually, I'm a Sikh. I know this is morally wrong to my faith but I really like this boy. My parents say,...

No boys like me

In my school boys often say if they fancy you. All of my friends have or had a boy fancying them. But not to me. I me...