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I Am Scared of Thunder

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    I love lightning but am scared of thunder.

    when I was three my dad left me home alone in a bad storm so he could go get plastered. I woke up to thunder shaking the house violently. ever since then, thunder has not been my friend. it sucks.
    briannarenee briannarenee 18-21, F Aug 10, 2014

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    Me Too.

    I love the rain, but I HATE thunder. It's not a carry-over of a childhood fear, either. Thunder didn't bother me as a child, but at some point it started really scaring me. When it's thundering I feel very small and vulnerable. The noise itself startles me and it makes things...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 28, 2007

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    Thunder Rolls

    I recently moved to Dublin Geogia and the weather here is intense !!! The thunder rolls across the sky ,Loud and rumbbling , Cool and very scary. was only here 10 days and we had our first tonado .
    madamlupus madamlupus 46-50 Jun 30, 2008

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    AHH!

    It still freaks me out. Whenever I see lightning flash, I still slap my palms over my ears, anticipating some loud, scary boom in the distance...
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F Nov 30, 2007

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    Ahhhh!

    its weird i love to watch lightning, but am absolutely terrified of thunder.
    equineflower equineflower 18-21, F Apr 23, 2012

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    its pretty bad out there

    and I can't sleep........I'm shaking like a leaf....anyone here know a way to shut it out?
    TaeFox TaeFox 13-15, M Apr 13

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    Not so much scared as startled by.

    I can never quite prepare for it...even when I see the flash of lightning and know to expect it, a loud clap always makes me jump and yell expletives.
    ShesAVeryKinkyGirl ShesAVeryKinkyGirl 26-30, F 1 Response May 9, 2014

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    Scine I Was Little

    when i lived in Oklahoma we had loads of aggressive storms and when i was little my house was struck by lightning and ever since then i have a horrible fear of thunder and lightning. but i have been out side during a storm and when i heard the thunder i just froze. in the end my...
    misaka12 misaka12 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2013

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    Silly, I Know

    I too am afraid of thunderstorms, a childhood fear that has obviously continued. It feels so silly, because it's the sound of thunder that terrifies me. Obviously thunder can't harm you. But, whenever it starts I can feel this dread beneath my skin...and I also panic about...
    brokenxtooxoften brokenxtooxoften 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2007

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    Curls Up!!

    I know it's only thunder and lightning but still it scares me. When it strucks at night i curl up next to my husband of jump on him. He has to hold me tight and close my ears. It's really weird, thought I would have outgrown it by now...
    shygirlbi shygirlbi 31-35, F Jun 16, 2013

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    Yikes....

    Ever since I was little, I have been afraid of thunder.  I don't know why.  But, everytime I hear thunder, my first reaction is to hide.  I know it is a beautiful sound to others, but for me it is a deep pounding of fear in my heart.  Thunder isn't bad, but it...
    hobbitt192002 hobbitt192002 26-30, F Aug 6, 2007

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    It Unsettle Me So Much...................

    if i dislike one thing in this entire universe more than anything else it has to be thunder and rain......................!!!!!! i am intrigued by the fact that i am so vulnerable to its effects and how the innocent rain which gives happiness and excitement to the mortal world...
    snuffal snuffal 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 7, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I really am scared to fall in love, but with him it's different, it's like everything at once is okay in my life. Granted we have had a bumpy road. But I'm not so scared anymore...
    xoxostarburst xoxostarburst 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    there's something about them that just reminds you of how small and insignificant you are in the grand scheme of things...i never used to be scared of them but i am now. things...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    when i was a kid i was scared of loud thunder and heavy Storms. As i grew old I don't know how but I begun to love thunderstorms and the Rain. i can sleep very peaceful during such...
    LoveIvy143 LoveIvy143 18-21 4 Responses May 23

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    When I was little I was scared to death of storms, so bad in fact I would get sick. I outgrew that a long time ago. Now I love thunderstorms and lightning. The more powerful the...
    MurphysPride MurphysPride 56-60, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Spring storms! Where you see the distant layers of varying gray! When the afternoon sun is overtaken by a herd of stampeding thunderheads! The sun's light doing its best to...
    wayward71 wayward71 41-45, M 4 Responses May 24

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    I hate how in just about any anime where there's a thunderstorm (and some real life situations as well) the anime girl character always hides and is afraid of thunder... It's just...
    SoleExecutioner SoleExecutioner 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I moved from NC to WA where thunderstorms are a rarity. In April I came back to NC to visit and there was a thunderstorm almost every night and I was soooo happy about it and my...
    Rhisk89 Rhisk89 22-25, F 7 Responses May 9

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    rainy nights with thunder is kinda like a gift for me i just sit outside under a tree or something look towards the sky i dont why but i feel i get energy inside perhaps it heals...
    Mdesires Mdesires 18-21, M May 22

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    It is actually thundering right now and I am freaking out. I hate it with a passion and just want to hide. Ugh.. Screw you thunder.
    Shyness03 Shyness03 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    My first thunderstorm of the season! I'm loving listening to the thunder, the rain, the wind...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    Its raining here heavily. You can hear loud thunders and winds howling, there are lightnings too. Sounds scary.. But I like sleeping through rains and thunders and lightning and...
    miru1 miru1 26-30, F 4 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    THERES A THUNDERSTORM I HATE THUNDER BUT LOVE THE LIGHTING AHHHHHHHH WTF DO I DO LOL
    ShiningSkies ShiningSkies 13-15, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I love a good storm as long as I am home safe and sound . They said we might have some severe ones here today. Looks like the first batch passed us by. The skies were really dark...
    llevame llevame 41-45, F 3 Responses May 3

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    Sitting in my office that is nothing but windows. Dark skies and frequent flashes of lightening lighting up my whole office. Hearing the low rumble of thunder and the soft pitter...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 7

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    Waiting for some awesome thunderstorms here in Hernando County. I'ma go Lt. Dan on that ****. http://youtu.be/8ZH9ebAZouk
    JAFO8 JAFO8 26-30, M 1 Response May 14

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    when I was young me and some friends went on a drive to the cost we parked on the sea front out to sea was a thunder and lightning storm it was beautiful I will never forget that...
    whattoput whattoput 36-40, M May 23

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    There have been a lot of thunderstorms recently where I live, such a beautiful view :)
    Madobsession Madobsession 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    nothing like reading a book while hearing a faint thunderstorm in your window....
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    THe sky has turned white, at other times violet with a hint of purple. An intense thunderstorm is upon me, such a fascinating act of nature. Rainy night in Georgia, heavy rain...
    permagrin permagrin 41-45, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    nothing like being woke up with a huge roar of Thunder in the morning, my eyes just flung open and I exclaimed "holy sh*t"...conveniently 5 minutes before the alarm rang
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    We were watching TV last night when the local weatherman broke in and warned about heavy rain, maybe some hail and we were under a tornado watch for the evening. When my wife's...
    marriedup marriedup 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    It has been a beautiful day out up til now... the sky is full of dark clouds and it's starting to rain - looks like a other thunderstorm 😔 Ps. I have nowhere to hide, I am at...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 days ago

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    I'm laying on the bed reading a book, outside you can hear rain and distant thunder....it's raining really hard that you can hear the drops hit the window .... next thing I know my...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Finally hearing some thunders.
    viperguy96 viperguy96 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Setting out on lawn it was 90 off in the distance thunder and dark clouds nothing like running bare in a down pour
    notyadyelrud notyadyelrud 66-70, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's storming outside my window right now! And there is a wind going throughout my room. The hard raindrops on the pavement. The cars going the by. The thunder. It's like an...
    DesireMeOnly DesireMeOnly 22-25, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    We are having a really big thunderstorm. I'm so freaked out I just want someone to come cuddle with me...
    jessy2341 jessy2341 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I'm really terrified of getting attached to people as well as places. I never wanted to buy anything I couldn't just pack in a bag and move. It used to fill me with a lot of...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 4 Responses May 3

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    I am scared of so many things. Of love, my future, my thoughts and actions. I am scared that I will always love him and will have to see him love other people that aren't me and...
    WhyWasIStupid WhyWasIStupid 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    I was in an abusive, violent and honestly terrifying relationship for a year and half with a boy who clearly didn't love me. not only did he force me into sex, he used to beat me...
    princesskatie7 princesskatie7 16-17, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Boyfriend of 4 years and me (in LDR) are currently in a break. 1.5 months ago he told me he is not happy anymore and not sure that he still wants a future with me. I realize that...