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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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  • Sam's replies are public, never private, so others can read them
  • Sam will remove personal info from your letter to keep it anonymous
  • if yours is chosen, you'll see it under one of the topics below
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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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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...

Feel awkward around my teacher

Hi sam. In school i feel awkward around my teacher. I cant tell him anything not even if i have an idea. What should ...

Cancer Jab

I am only 12 and I started secondary in september time. I am very nervous about year 8 because we have a jab at the e...

Teachers at school

Dear Sam I feel very unhappy I am autisic and feel like the teachers dont understand or like me

Maths problems :(

Hello! I am a normal 14 year old girl who loves to sing,eat chocolate,play sport and also loves school! But... I have...

Annoyance, anger and upsetness

Hi Sam, I am a 9 year old boy. At the age of 7, I was diagnosed with Asperger's. I feel angry that I and other specia...

My future after school

My parents are always pressuring me about my future. it is hard for me to go to university when I know my family cant...

GCSE

I don't know what to do, i am so confused. I had big plans to go to uni and achieve a masters degree and develop my c...

PE teacher seems sexist

Dear Sam, Two weeks before the summer holidays, me and the rest of my year got new timetables because we were moving ...

How to get a job

I was just wondering how old I have to be to, and how I can, get a job at nearly 15, Thank you so much in advance, I'...

Leaving home

I'm 17 years old and I will be 18 in five months and I'm wanting to move out of my parents house, but they won't let ...

nits

hi sam my freind has nits and i dont know what to do and i have to sit next to her HELP please she smels and she dirt...

a worried sister

Hello Sam, Im writing this for my older brother. He is currently in sixth form and has a lot of work. He has dyslexi...

new school

Hey sam  i really need some help .. erm I'm just starting a new school tomorrow and im really nervous and super scare...

my friend

My friend at school always wears the same uniform to school and doesn't have any of the things everyone else does for...

what should i do?????????????

My friendis ill and am not aloud to see her.Everyone at school is asking where she is and she told me not to tell.one...

Friend I want to get rid of

I have a friend who I have started to dislike now because he always makes weird noises or sings random songs in class...

everyone has BBM but me!

all my friends have blackberrys and im not allowed one but they all have bbm so they are always talking to each other...

Best Friend?

I always come home looking sad. It's because my best friend is always being mean to me. Sometimes in my mind i say I ...