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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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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...

it just feels hopeless

Hi, um..i'm writing this because it sometimes helps to talk about it, i basically have been feeling for most of my li...