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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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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...

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...

moving

hi sam so my mum is keen to move away at the end of the school year -she hasnt found a house and she hasnt even put o...

I'm 16 and want to move out

I'm 16 and I want to move out its not that I being abused or that my mum isn't a bad mum but I just feel that I want ...

dear shelter

dear shelter,me and my friend have run away from home and we dont know where to go next

My dad and moving...

Dear Sam I am writing to ask if i am aloud to leave home...my dad emotionally abuses me everyday and i cannot take i...

I have nowhere to go...?

Hi Sam, I have lived with my aunty for the past 4-5 months due to my mum being an alcoholic and attempting suicide oc...