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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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latest letters

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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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 ...

Being Autistic

Hi Sam, I have Autism and Asberger Syndrome and I heard about World Autism Awareness Day on the 2nd of April. People ...

my school PE teacher

hi, i may be overreacting but i feel weird about what happened at school today, i had pe and im a girl and my pe teac...

School

I miss my old teacher so much and I don't really like our new one. She may just be a replacment while my old one is o...

Me

Hey sam, Life is hard. Exams etc. But i am now especially worried about my speak dyslexya. btw i dont quite know h...

School troubles

School is stressing me out alot, they are putting so much pressure on me. I never get to spend time with my family an...

Upcoming college interview

Hi Sam My college interview is in a couple of weeks and I'm SO nervous!   I don't know what they're going to ask and...