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I Am Afraid of Dying

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 1 Response Apr 3

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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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    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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    Isn't everybody, somehow, afraid of dying alone? Nobody remembering you or your life story? I'm not really afraid of how I die.. it's just dying with out anyone there..
    SilverEyedWolf SilverEyedWolf 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I'm afraid of dying a virgin. I'm afraid of dying without anyone to cry and miss me. I don't open to females. I'm not good enough. I haven't kissed a girl, seen a girl nude, been...
    CJCA CJCA 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    "And I am not frightened of dying, any time will do, I don't mind. Why should I be frightened of dying? There's no reason for it, you've gotta go sometime. If you can hear this...
    Close2You Close2You 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 29

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    Seems to me that alot of men I am around want it all A wife , a mistress , a freak , a mommy , a nurse I can only be ten things at one time I'm afraid I will never find a man...
    applesnbananas applesnbananas 51-55, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    All the "friends" I have are locked up in a mind set that was set before them by their parents, religion, television, and sex appeal. They wouldn't dare hit their parents if they...
    LeonardFinch LeonardFinch 16-17, M Aug 20

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    My cousin has cancer and shes supposed to be having a opperation shes only got a couple of months to live she wont go to her appointments she has a family and a happy life I dont...
    marshmel marshmel 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    I've always been distant from my family. I don't really have any siblings. I worry that if I don't get married soon, any hopes of it being genuine will be for naught. What if I...
    snwyvern snwyvern 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I lost my chicken first, I loved him so much and took care of him. One night he started chocking and died. I was so sad. After that it was my axolotls and my dog, I loved my dog so...
    Neon765 Neon765 16-17, M 4 Responses Aug 4

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    I'm not afraid of dying... But I can still wait for that to happen :) but when it does!!! I hope it's in a blaze of glory!!! Hahaha
    TheDemonFox TheDemonFox 18-21, M Aug 15

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    I am more afraid of the people I love dying than my own death. I believe in reincarnation and death is simply part of the process.
    Lala311 Lala311 18-21, F Aug 15

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    Hello EP one more story to tell you, just accept this because i'm really sad when I was little, always blamed myself for certain accidents that happened at that time until you...
    lovingCuteSmartGirl lovingCuteSmartGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    I think I must have brain fog, and I feel like it will never get better. I kind of feel like dying right now because I have no hope. I've been struggling with this for a long time...
    dinorap1 dinorap1 13-15, F Aug 5

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    I haven't been diagnosed with anything yet but I'm pretty sure I have an anxiety disorder. I've been anxious for months now and panic attacks with it. I feel like Im slowly dying...
    ElephantCozmo ElephantCozmo 16-17, F Jul 29

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    I'm only a teenager, but sometimes I just can't get it out of my head that one day it will just be absolutely nothing and I'll be dead, and I almost feel like crying. I'm terrified...
    bearwhitethenerd bearwhitethenerd 70+, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    I went on holiday to spend over a week with my dad. last night after complaining about chest pains in his chest he woke me up in the middle of the night and told me to call my nan...
    pikalink pikalink 13-15, F Aug 3

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    I'm Terrified Of Dying . I Have Had Anxiety over this . Thinking about dying makes me question why I'm here I. The first place if I'm just going to die . I'm scared . What if I don...
    MbVG MbVG 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    For some reason, I have become afraid of almost everything. I'm afraid of eye contact, and I am afraid to speak up in public. Wherever I go, I can't help but feel afraid. Whenever...
    PastaPyro567 PastaPyro567 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    I am not afraid to let go. I am not afraid to cut negative people out of my life. I am not afraid to love myself because you failed to do so. But I am afraid of never feeling the...
    brokenhearted7108 brokenhearted7108 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I am afraid of dieing without someone. I am afraid to be tortured. I am afraid of my only family member left dieing. I am afraid I will be stupid. Last but notleast I am afraid of...
    ginny1q1q ginny1q1q 13-15, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    How do you "think" he is dying? Your dog is either dead as hell or jumping around in your flower garden. There is no in between. Bill: How is your dog doing? Steve: I think he...
    bigbacon12 bigbacon12 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I'm allows going down hill and no one cares that I'm dying
    Supershoes24 Supershoes24 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I'm afraid of falling in love. Nothing can ever end well when two people are in love. I'm afraid my heart will be broken,shattered. I want to live life because it's so short.sh...
    itsgemma01 itsgemma01 13-15, F Aug 8

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    I am afraid of showing my true self to the world... I sincerely show my feeling to my friends but.. I am afraid of being me.. I don't hate me but I'm afraid other people would hate...
    hooncaramello hooncaramello 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I want to experience relationships. I have crushes and everything but I'm afraid I won't ever get to date someone in my high school life because of my race. My school is pretty...
    SincerelyMYlife SincerelyMYlife 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    Sometimes I get this urge to strangle someone. I don't know why, but this urge keeps getting stronger and stronger and sometimes I find my hands clasping and reflecting like I'm...
    HiIAmHana HiIAmHana 18-21, F Jul 29

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    I'm not afraid of this fate as I have encountered it many times in my life. I recently lost 3 co workers in a brutal accident and watching the people at work the past 24 hours has...
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    Hi. I know this is really stupid and complicated, and I'm sorry for being so upset for seemingly no reason, but I sort of have a problem. It's barely a problem at all, I know--I'm...
    MysteryMe110 MysteryMe110 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 5

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    Not saying I don't want to get married. I really want. Who doesn't? Especially if it is with your beloved one. But some reasons haunt me. Some members of my family were divorced...
    HikoukiGumo HikoukiGumo 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    It's not that I am and afraid to fall in love,but I am afraid to fall for the wrong person...
    Sophiakhan1 Sophiakhan1 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 9

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    It seems worthless to be afraid of something that everyone will eventually go through. An if you're worried no one will remember you, you're right. The Second Law of Thermodynamics...
    PercyJacksonisAWESOME PercyJacksonisAWESOME 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    My Chartered Accountant Intermediate result will announce on 18/08/14. oh my gosh! I'd not done well I'm confirm that i'll not pass I'm afraid that how to meet my parents? I also...
    Frank1994 Frank1994 18-21, M Aug 14

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    I have never been in a romantic relationship in my whole life. For a while it didn't bother me that much (it bothered me a little, but I occupied my time and my mind with other...
    rarariri rarariri 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Rejection is one of my biggest fears. It's even made me so anxious, that I've slowly backed out of the real world and onto the internet world. I know that all you need to do is to...
    Tazzu Tazzu 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I'm not afraid of mirrors I'm afraid of looking into mirrors becuz I know.for fact I'm ugly so when I look in the mirror I feel sad and depressed and ugly and be like...
    ticklon ticklon 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 17