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I Am Afraid of Dying

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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

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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 1 Response Jul 25, 2013

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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 18-21, F Apr 3

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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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Lol I'm not afraid but I know I am gonna die alone haha
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    Today my thoughts just consisted of the idea of my family dying. My parents. I can't imagine a world without them. I can't help but think that one day they will be gone and it...
    holograms holograms 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    There was this one guy who told me this. " it is not about looking for love. it's about building your life and then you find true love. It will be a twisted path but eventually you...
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    I feel our friendship is dying. I can sense it. The blood of our friendship is stopping its flow and the heart of it is pumping slower, soon it's going to stop and die. When we...
    fadingintoexistance fadingintoexistance 16-17, F Dec 7

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    I'm sorry for the lengthy post... I just watched Geography Club and it got me regretting how long it took me to come out, and then explore as to why that was.... One of the things...
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    I'm afraid of the truth so live my life in the dark. I don't find answers to questions. I just dwell on them and think of the what ifs. I'm afraid that if I find out what's real...
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    im slowly dying on the inside but I smile and pretend I'm alright I can't show weakness I want people to know I'm ok
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    90% of the time, i have dreams in which i am dying or something is trying to kill me like a lion, a snake, or some dangerous dogs ~
    iamjustbeingme iamjustbeingme 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    Dying isn't the end of life, it's only the beginning
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 7 Responses Nov 30

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    Two years ago i dyed my hair by myself to the blonde colour. My hair are dark brown. I became light blonde hair but this tint destroyed my hair. I couldnt do anything. They were...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35 2 Responses Dec 2

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    I think I will be dying soon. not because of my actions , but life itself appears inching in that direction. hope has been vanishing for years and now it feels like there is not...
    techopeless techopeless 31-35 2 Responses a week ago

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    I've always felt afraid to let people get close to me both physically and emotionally. I think this is why I have never dated someone or I get choked up when someone asks me on a...
    LilFA LilFA 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    I bottle everything up. I'm not very talkative. I'm not how I used to be. I don't tell secrets to many people. I don't like but I do like getting close to people. I like to read...
    ForeverANomad ForeverANomad 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    By love I don't mean guys or anything...and I don't mean losing people to death. But I am afraid of losing my friends and family, that they will stop caring about me or I will do...
    prznaroosak prznaroosak 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    I am afraid of relationships. I think I always have been. I can't remember a time when I was able to give myself to someone without second thought or with uninhibited trust. I'm...
    shanequea shanequea 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I'm afraid to fall in love because of my trust issues. When I love. I love hard. I make you the center of my world. I am known to be the type of girl that isn't clingy, but I do...
    Solrentia Solrentia 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    We know deep down that life is short, and that death will happen to all of us eventually, and yet we are infinitely surprised when it happens to someone we know. LIVE your life...
    raquel80 raquel80 31-35, F 7 Responses Dec 10

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    I'm very much afraid of guys/men and I want to overcome this fear and avoidance. I can never remember not having this anxiety. From even before being enrolled in my first year of...
    2openmind 2openmind 18-21, F Nov 23

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    I am afraid of looking in to the mirror also. but for 2 reasons. 1) I don't like the way I look. 2) I have this irrational fear that the person looking back will try to grab me...
    Gr3mL1N Gr3mL1N 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 25

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    So this guy is threatening and I am so afraid, even though I don't want to be. I am so afraid.
    sproetje sproetje 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    I've always been sort of jealous of people who weren't afraid to be who they were. I've gone through life being afraid of other people's opinions, so I sort of have this thing...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 28

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    OK, "afraid" is probably the wrong word choice. I'm not afraid I'll be single for the rest of my life, I'm quite certain of it. As much as I'd love to find that perfect woman to...
    FordPrefect42 FordPrefect42 41-45, M 8 Responses Dec 2

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    I'm afraid I'll get pressured to live a life I don't desire when I can be doing something else. I'm also afraid I'll regret not being forced into a lifestyle. It's complicated.
    T055 T055 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My old best friend just left me, I thought we were okay but apparently not. I just recently met someone that is so very a like me but still different. I'm afraid to lose him, I...
    LoneFox29 LoneFox29 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I have always been the shy girl. The wired girl. Iv always loved playing sports was never really into makeup. I would much rather play soccer or football than go shopping. I was...
    Ampk Ampk 18-21, F 1 day ago

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