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I Am Afraid of Dying

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    Death.

    I'm afraid of dying before everything I've been through pays off. I have always believed that all I've seen and experienced has molded me into who I am, and all my hard work will pay off. But I'm scared of not making it to a point in life where things are okay. My whole life has...
    dejaentendu90 dejaentendu90 22-25, F 11 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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    Today I woke up but I didn't feel awake

    so I went back to sleep seeing as it is a saturday..... but I had a dream.. one of my worse fears is dying. Dying and not knowing what comes after, dying and not being able to see anyone, dying too young. Well my dream started off quite weird it started off at a cooking school...
    anger101 anger101 16-17, F 1 Response May 10, 2014

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    I get intense feelings

    that turn into anxiety/panic attacks every time I think about dying. And it's over the silliest of things, I could be looking down at my hands and just randomly think "When I die, I won't be able to see anymore.." These overwhelming feelings of panic usually come at night, when...
    boyda12 boyda12 22-25, F Apr 3, 2014

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    Scared

    Im scared shitless of dying. Im not sure if im affraid of death as such - i think i might be more afraid of not living, not feeling, not thinking - that i will be no more. I lie awake at night and wonder, what it is going to be like not to exist. F***ed up right? If im dead...
    RafalS RafalS 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 15, 2012

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    They Want Me Dead

    I was in a Futurama type world, and my best friend and I were touring our newest home. We went to go find my family, but were stopped by 2 vampires. (Imagine the look of that ,oldy guy from Ghost Rider 2 wearing a black robe) It was like for a second I could see in a 3rd person...
    amorinaAAF amorinaAAF 13-15, F Jun 30, 2012

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    Everyday I Am Plagued With Terrible Thoughts.

    I'm not a religious person... I don't believe in afterlife, I don't believe in heaven or hell... I simply believe that when you die, that's it. That has always been my belief... but for some reason unknown, I've become very afraid of that thought. I've been trying to imagine what...
    fiercetwilight fiercetwilight 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 23, 2009

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    Coward Or Careful?

    My country is now crime ridden and no one seems safe.  I take ordinary precautions against crime and so I am not as yet paranoid. Last year my Brother In Law died suddenly and I again became concerned about my mortality.  The same thing happened when my Dad died. ...
    mortal mortal 41-45, M 4 Responses Feb 4, 2008

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    Coughing up blood & I'm in

    so much pain. All I can do is take these painkillers to stop the pain… I think I'm gone… rolling on the floor… messing up the carpet…
    AllLoveXOXO AllLoveXOXO 18-21, M Mar 13, 2014

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    When I was 20, I had it in my head

    that 37 was going to be it for me. I didn't, for some reason, think I'd see a day past that monumental birthday. Don't ask me why....I guess the number just appealed to me. Being the invincible youth that I was, it didn't frighten me in the least to think my life was...
    JLBetts JLBetts 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 11, 2014

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    The only thing in life

    that truly scares me is death. I just don't believe that there is anything after that, and I don't want to think of myself just disappearing. I try to make the most of this life.
    WalkingMyOwnPath WalkingMyOwnPath 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 11

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    I'm Petrified.

    I first started fearing death when I was 9 or 10.My mom told me all kids went through that phase and I believed her.I eventually got over it and went back to living my normal life. But,in April,someone sent me a picture of a girl after the car accident that decapitated her.I had...
    ObscureAcrasia ObscureAcrasia 13-15, F Jul 7, 2009

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    Terrified of Dying

    I have always been afraid of dying.  Not sure all the reasons why.  I know one of the reason is I have a fear that I will see my children suffering and I will not be able to hold them and tell them it will all be OK. The fear became stronger after I saw the movie "...
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 13, 2008

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    I Am A Little Bit

    The main thing I worry about is that the physical process of dying sounds EXTREMELY painful. Organ failure, lack of oxygen, and the brain shutting down sound like they will cause quite a bit of discomfort to say the least.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 31, 2012

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    Afraid Of Dying, But Not Of Death.

    That's right. I'm afraid of the process of dying, but I am not afraid of what comes after that. I am afraid to leave my body and go off to where I believe I will go, but I am not afraid to settle in there, and greet the arms of death. I am afraid that I will suffocate, I'm...
    NostalgiaAndStars NostalgiaAndStars 16-17, F Jul 25, 2013

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    I Am

    at one point of time i wasnt i was accauly excited by the fact of dying (i know that sounds sick but i mean it in a different way) i like to say i believe in god because i do but everyone around me dont and is alway trying to tell that there is no afterlife and it scares me like...
    ppwlover ppwlover 18-21, F Oct 24, 2011

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    Woke Up From A Bad Dream...

    It's strange that a mental phenomena can cause your physical body so much fatigue. I shouldn't be so tired right now because I've gotten much less sleep before, but I haven't felt this tired in a long time. It's probably the bad dream I had last night. Dreams of dying are the...
    DatSwag DatSwag 22-25, F Sep 29, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    For all of you who think I am too young for some of the things I am posting about, I truly apologize for going against your beliefs on certain topics. I, in actuality, am dying. I...
    Improvisitions210 Improvisitions210 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am afraid. I am afraid of spiders, heights, death, all of it, all of the petty and more complex creatures, things, and instances, but that is of the least importance as of right...
    ASMRLegion ASMRLegion 18-21, T 2 days ago

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    I have been always ready for dying. I even do take as much of pain that goes in this body without complaining. I never think like dying is a bad thing. After all as when you die no...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 36-40, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    For everyone who is afraid- You can't spend the rest of your life being afraid of people rejecting you, and you have to start by not rejecting yourself, you don't deserve it. From...
    AnyaW AnyaW 13-15 3 Responses a week ago

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    Every morning before I wake up. I see this light surrounded by darkness like a tunnel. I run towards the light but then I wake up with a migraine and heartache. my mom says it's...
    JamesAlcock JamesAlcock 18-21, M a week ago

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    I had a dream which helped me realize I am afraid of scrutiny. I can't post things and leave them up because I heavily scrutinize everything I write. I don't just express what's...
    ReadyFreddieDarling ReadyFreddieDarling 26-30 a week ago

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    I am only 20 and my dad is dying. I was adopted into this family. My father is turning 67 in August and I fear he won't make it to the end of this week. His kidneys are failing. He...
    darkscratch darkscratch 18-21 a week ago

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    I'm afraid of falling back into depression, but the fear of depression can almost be a debilitating and lethargic as depression, because I don't want to do anything that could...
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M Jun 20

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    not such afraid but useless to try and thought it frustrates me at times, I accept it and for most part. I let one person know the worst of me and they are no longer around. Sooo...
    ollifer ollifer 31-35, F Jun 19

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    I am only 20 but I feel like I will never find love. I see so many people my age that have long relationships and I feel like a total loser. I just had a break up... the...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 18

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    Ugandan child dying of hunger holds the hand of a missionary. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/243405554830771232/
    JuggllingForACure JuggllingForACure 26-30, M Jun 18

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    I'm afraid I'll be alone for the rest of my life. That I'll never find someone I can connect with someone. That scares me a lot.
    ChainedHeart ChainedHeart 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    My best friends mother is dying, I lost my best friend a while ago and can't lose her mom as well😭
    cheyemarie cheyemarie 22-25, F Jun 18

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    Okay, so this whole experience seems silly, but I have two words for you my bunny-fearing friends: Donnie. Darko. Once I saw that movie, bunnies were out. Easter is the worst...
    karabbit9 karabbit9 26-30, F Jun 17

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    doesnt matter who i talk to if its girls i know or if its girls i meet on EP I always end up alone i cant be in any freaking relationship and i am afraid i will be like that...
    ThePsychoMantis ThePsychoMantis 13-15, M 3 Responses Jun 17

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    Every time I get comfortable with someone, they always leave. Even when they save they're not going to leave, they do. I'm afraid to get close with anyone because they always end...
    thatlonelygirl69 thatlonelygirl69 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 17

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    I have given up completely.I'm sick.of trying.My depression is back.Worse than ever.I'm dying.I don't want help just leave me to die.I deserve it.
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 16

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    It's killing me.My depression is back and it's worse.This is the worst it's been.I haven't stopped crying.But you know what it's amazing what make up a few fake smiles and I'm...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    This site was great when I first discovered it, around 4 or 5 years ago. I was told by some long time members it was even better before then. But over the last year or so, I've...
    Cristofori Cristofori 41-45, M 5 Responses Jun 16

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    i feel really weird. it could be from quitting one of two antidepressants. my fibromyalgia pain is back but my head is just screaming right now. i cant keep still. my hands and...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M Jun 16

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    It is always at the back of my mind. I am always wondering. Especially when my cousins and friends announce their engagements. I always wonder...when? How? I know a few older...
    Espiallidocious Espiallidocious 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    I used to be afraid to die even though it really far off. I'm not afraid anymore because I think there a several things that could happen in tandem with my body decaying. 1 I will...
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M Jun 15

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    http://youtu.be/PNUqicbFBN0 Being who you are, unabashedly takes true courage. Never give up on yourself, never stop trying to be the best individual you can be. If other people...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    When you been in love with someone for so long you forget what it feels like to be single. When it all comes to an end you are constantly reminded that you are single and sometimes...
    thenyunderdog thenyunderdog 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 15

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    I was obese for most of my life due to that no one ever looked at me, bullied me and it broke me. this made me extremely unconfident along with family issues to a point I became...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jun 14

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    I contradicted myself because I wanted something I should not have wanted . Nothing makes sense anymore, I'm crying... and I feel like I'm dying on the inside.
    ReneeTay ReneeTay 18-21, F Jun 14

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    I use to be afraid I'd be alone forever, because of how I am and my way of thinking. Now If I'm ever afraid of being alone forever it's because I do know if any woman would have...
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 14

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