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I Am Afraid of Dying

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 102 People

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    There was never a point in my life where I was afraid to die. There were times in my life where I wanted to die and times in my life when I didn't want to die, but I was never...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    i think i admire people who aren't afraid to be themselves because i am afraid. I think it takes a lot of courage not to be afraid of the backlash that comes with it. I want to be...
    chrisscott515 chrisscott515 22-25, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    My husband is dying of a motor neuron disease. Right now, he cannot walk and is on a ventilator 24 hrs. We have been married for thirty years. We love each other very much. We...
    dmur dmur 56-60, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It is an irrational fear of mine, just like how I am afraid to swallow pills even for medical reasons. The fear of rejection is a big part of it. Being told I'm not good enough...
    Kriptess Kriptess 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    About five years ago I lived downtown in a major city in the US. I’ve always been a night person, so I would often find myself bored after my roommate, who was decidedly not a...
    InvinsibleViper InvinsibleViper 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm with a guy who I do love, though I'm not sure I love him the way I should after 3 years. We never have sex, he shows me next to no affection and I resent him for it. I've tried...
    BeautifulBorderlineJunkie BeautifulBorderlineJunkie 22-25, F Jul 24

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    Don't run, but the idea of death has always fascinated me, just the idea that there is nothing, like you can't even think or anything (as you can tell I have no religious views on...
    poppytippy poppytippy 13-15, F Jul 23

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    Depending how the next few months pan out I might become homeless... I live with my mom's boyfriend but he's getting bored of us because my mom's In Mexico, because my grandma is...
    Manuel1Martinez Manuel1Martinez 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    This new girl on my team, walked up to me and was like "I'm not afraid to punch little girls in the throat." Oh. Okay. ._.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    When I was a kid I use to be afraid of characters in horror films, like Chucky, Freddy Krueger, etc. In high school the feeling of fear stayed with me, but instead of being scared...
    xoxobee xoxobee 22-25, F Jul 22

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    I'm afraid they will miss the kingdom of God
    amymayoral01 amymayoral01 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    It's embarrassing.... But yep I'm still afraid of thunder and lighting ⚡️⚡️
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 21

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    I'm afraid to grow old due to more people dying and the physical effects of it, but I'm also afraid to die because at the same time I also want to live a long, healthy life and...
    Emsickles Emsickles 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    Not many things scare me, but I'm honestly terrified of dying unloved. Terrified of never being someone's late night thoughts, of no one looking at me like I'm their whole world. I...
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 19

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    I'm afraid that nobody will like me for the real me. They'll would rather like me for the stranger I'm pretending to be. But if they like me for the fake me, then **** it, they...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 19

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    i didnt used to be scared of it, maybe its just scared of dying alone
    awesomeguy3125 awesomeguy3125 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    Story One: My aunt brought me back a doll from Russia. It was a porcelain doll that looked exactly like me. And according to my aunt, it was not custom made. She had just found it...
    LyraAlluse LyraAlluse 26-30, F Jul 19

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    I am not afraid that I have lost my salvation, I know that I have and yes I am afraid because of that. I gave my life to the Lord in 2008 I had a major encounter with God, I had...
    Coloursearching Coloursearching 22-25 5 Responses Jul 18

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    I am Afraid of Rejection. That is a viscous cycle. If you have trust issues, you never allow yourself,to get to the point of rejection. If you never let someone in, they will not...
    Susiedisney Susiedisney 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I love dying my hair. My natural hair color is light brown but I've been through quite the hair "journey". When I was 13 I started using sun-in in my hair because I always wanted...
    suninsagittarius suninsagittarius 18-21, F Jul 17

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    I am scared and nervous around dogs I'm not familiar with. My neighbours dogs were really viscous, if the soccer ball went into their yard it stayed there for a long time. The...
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F Jul 16

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    "I am not afraid of ghosts" if you please...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 16

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    This was the worst trauma of my childhood. In my church they preached vivid sermons about the horrors of hell and the infinite intensity and duration of the suffering. I was...
    AlanOliver AlanOliver 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I kinda need advice.. I basically am a girl who likes girls.. I use to dress like a guy throughout high school because that's how I started out.. and then when I would dress like a...
    kyeee kyeee 18-21, F 24 Responses Jul 15

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