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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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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...

Help.

I know this is a bit extreme but my family and I do not get along. I have tried to sort things out but my efforts are...