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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've had similar problems to you. 

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latest letters

Moving in to secondary school

Hi, I am moving into secondary school next year and im a bit scared because now im the highest in the school but then...

My Crush

Hey sam, you see i have a crush on this boy at school. my friends dont really like him though. i dont know what to do...

17 and getting kicked out

I live with my mum and dad but there getting fed up of everything I do and they asked me to find my own place ?who sh...

Relationship Trouble

Hi Sam, I've had a boyfriend for nearly 2 years now and it's not as good as it was before, and we hardly see each oth...

I think I love my Therapist?

Um ever since I was 11 I have had really messy relationships. I started seeing my first psychologist about a year ago...

Masturbation

Hi Sam, I'm a girl and around when I was seven I started masturbating but I didn't know what I was doing. now I do it...

Next week

It can be hard to talk about difficult feelings and emotions. Opening up can be a challenge - especially if people around you make it sound like a weakness. I know that boys can sometimes struggle with this, but I'd like to hear from anyone who's holding in difficult feelings and finding it hard to get the support they need.

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17 and getting kicked out

I live with my mum and dad but there getting fed up of everything I do and they asked me to find my own place ?who sh...

My great uncle passed away.

On Christmas day, I woke up all happy to open my presents. I was really excited. After I opened everything, my mum ca...

My family

I am very upset because my mom and step dad have broken up. i really want a dad because my real dad died what should ...

Celebrating Hanukkah

In my home, we celebrate Hanukkah, but we also celebrate Christmas because my dad's family is Jewish, but my mum's fa...

Running Away!

I feel like running away from unfairness and arguments i wish someone could look at this from a different view and se...

Someone is stealing money

Dear Sam, someone in our small family keeps taking money from my mothers wallet!There Is only three children in our f...

My stepmum

Ever since she's been here she's made my life better and worse at the same time. She's so strict about everything. Sh...

Emotional Abuse?

Hello , My name Is G******. Im 17 The past three years have been hell for me with my mum since my grandma died in 201...

I hate my birthday...

Hey Sam! Last year my gran died a couple days before my birthday. It was horrible, I wasn't allowed a birthday party ...

Hi sam

My name is l* and i am 17 years old. I was wondering about what i should do about my parents getting divorced. The re...

Heartbrake for my Dad

Dear Sam My Dad has recently been left by his girlfriend has had become quite emotional about it every time it's ment...

My stepdad beats my mum

Hi, it's been going on for around 8 years and I haven't told anyone. My stepdad physically verbally and mentally abus...

Allowing

Hi my parents won't let me post my face on social media my cause we a e afghans from Afghanistan hats racist they onl...

Noone understands me at home

Hi i'm 16 & this is has been ongoing that my parents dont understand me, i am from a pakistani backgroud & my family ...

physical and verbal abuse

Hi SAM, my parents if I get into trouble hit me and verbally assault me. There of Bengali descent (immagrents) so the...

i have no freedom!

hi sam, i am 14 years old and i have no freedom at all. my parents will not let me go out at all with my friends, but...

I want my parents to divorce

Dear Sam, i really want my parents to divorce, it may sound really selfish but me and my father just don't get along,...

Help

Hi im 17 and i live with my mum dad and brother my dad is a very strict person and is always saying if i dont stop be...

Can I move out

Things are getting really bad at home there's atleast 5 arguments every night between my parents me and my sister, th...

Moving to Girlfriends House

Hello,I am a male, aged 15, and 16 in 5 months. I have a girlfriend which I think the world of, and I couldnt think o...