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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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  • Sam's replies are public, never private, so others can read them
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My nan and Alzheimer's

So, My nan has Alzheimer's and I get really down because she can't remember me or my dad. and I don't know how to cop...

Alcohol

Hello I’m gonna make this short and sweet I like alcohol a lot And although I don’t drink too much as I’m only thirte...

mental health in school

i have mental health issues that are being helped by CAMHS but it has been leaving me very drained and unmotivated in...

Telling my crush the truth

I am wondering how long I should wait before I tell my crush that I have a crush on her. I have had this crush on a g...

Feminism

Hi Sam, I've always known that I believe in equality but only recently have I called myself a feminist. I am a girl w...

Message from Sam

You can write to me about anything and I read every single letter, but I choose just a few to answer on my page each week. I'm sorry if I don't answer your letter but I always try and write my response to help anyone with a similar problem, so there is probably a letter that I've answered before which might help. If you definitely want a response you can always talk to one of our counsellors and they will always be there.

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all my fault?

My mum and dad split up a year ago and I feel that it is all my fault and I feel everyone blames me. Also I think the...

Step mum

My mum and dad broke up when I was around 5, they had three children, me, my older sister and my younger sister. My m...

I don't think I can go on

Hi Sam  I'm 16 I currently live with my parents and 3 younger sisters. Over the last few months my parent have began ...

want to live with dad

I am a 14yr girl and I don't know what to do anymore. My parents got divorced when I was about one, but my problems w...

I don't think I can go on

Hi Sam  I'm 16 I currently live with my parents and 3 younger sisters. Over the last few months my parent have began ...

Mum

My mum says that I dont apreciate anything and that if I move in with my dad she will disown me and never talk to me ...

Christmas

Hi Sam, I really want some advice. This Christmas will be the first Christmas without my mum and my sister who I was ...

Mum and dad

Hi ! Thank you for taking the time to read this! So my mum and dad had an argument today and I'm really upset! My mum...

Moving House

Hi Sam,My parents have been separated for about six years now and we have an arrangement that I have to stay at each ...

Family

Hi Sam my mum and dad have split up about three years so and I haven't seen my dad in two years he just said he was g...

Divorce

Hi Sam, I am in desperate need of advice, my mum & step dad have been fighting on & off for a year now but o...

Divorced parents

My mum and dad divorced when I was 4, and I'm now 14 so they've been separated for a good 10 years. Anyway when I was...

My family

Hi Sam,It was a couple of months ago my parents broke up and my dad moved out it was one of the hardest things ever t...

Got a job

My parents split up a while back, but havent sorted out the money yet. I live with my disabled mum, and her benefits ...

Seperation

My Parents have recently seperated and i have found this really hard. My grades have gone down loads aswell. As we ar...

parents are getting divorced

hi sam i have a question for you. can you help me please cause my mum and dad are constonaly aruging and they are dra...

I'm really worried

My dad has just broke up with my mum and I'm just speechless  my mum keeps crying and saying its not my fault, every ...

Step Mum

Dear Sam,My dad got married recently and I don't know how to feel about it,because my dad's wife is a nice woman and ...

Parents

My Mum and Dad have been split for 1 year now and it herts more than anything! Though every kid wants their parents t...

my Dad

hello sam, my parents have split up since i was in year 1 and im in year 7 now i was wondering what rights i have to ...

My parents

my parents have split and now i feel like my life is in shambles.The court orderd that i see my dad every 2 weeks but...