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I Am Scared of Thunder

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses May 9

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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...
    destinygirl22 destinygirl22 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 7, 2012

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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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    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 21-25, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2007

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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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    I'm An astraphobe. Heavy rain,

    ok I can handle that. Loud storms and if I'm at home I'll curl up under a pile of pillows and blankets.
    pardax pardax 13-15, M Aug 10

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    Storm Trauma...

    Hello again!!! I've been thinking and I'm starting to get even more scared of thunder! It sucks so bad because then I can't stop shaking, it's like sitting naked in a blizzard in antartica!!! W-well mabe not that bad... Well I was seven and I used to love playing in the rain. I...
    Potatoking242 Potatoking242 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 15, 2013

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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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    S-S-Scary N-Night....

    Hello again!!! Well last night it was thunder and lightning out...and I'm terrified of thunder... I was on experience project talking to some people, and then I saw the flash out of my window and almost immediately after I heard the thunder. I screamed real loud, and dropped my...
    Potatoking242 Potatoking242 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2013

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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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    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

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    :(I hate thunder!!!! (WHEN THE SOUND OF THUNDER DONT BE SCARED...GRAB UR THUNDER BUDDY AND SAY THE MAJIC WORDS!!**** YOU THUNDER U CAN SUCK ME ****!!!)
    ELKANAH880 ELKANAH880 13-15, F Jul 28

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    I know this is a bit different but my elderly dog who has been a major part of my life has two growths on his body and I can't afford to take him to the vet and I'm really scared...
    idiotheque idiotheque 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I used to be scared f rain when I was little because they brought in a dark atmosphere but now I like them if they're alone. I am scared of thunderstorms m, especially severe ones...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 5

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    OMG!! It is storming sooo bad 😱😞😖 I'm sooo scared of thunder and need a cuddle buddy!!💥☁️⚡️
    ELKANAH880 ELKANAH880 13-15, F Jul 28

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    At night. Thunder blasts from the sky. Streaks of lightning illuminate the already dark grey clouds. The breeze is cool. That familiar calm. The anticipation for the moment the...
    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I was a graduate student living in a friend's guest house. It was a single room with a kitchenette, a bed, and a desk. Curling stairs led to a small bathroom and storage space...
    starflower1 starflower1 26-30, F Jul 22

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    There's nothing better than a good old thunderstorm. Curling up with a blanket and watching a movie while listening to pattering rain and thunder clashing. It's so cozy!
    brookevictoriaxo brookevictoriaxo 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    rain and thunderstorms are the best part in winter , the sound of rain and thunder relaxes me and somehow makes me feel sleepy sometimes . i like revising while it rains or playing...
    forsakenuser forsakenuser 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    Its exciting to see rain pouring down, the thunder booming, the lighting lighting up my room and see garbage cans fly threw the alley but its also making me sleepy. Good night ep...
    sexycapricorn29 sexycapricorn29 26-30, F Jul 23

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    The thunder is making my house shake and the lightning is so bright. The rain is coming down steadily and it smells nice outside
    QueenGoddess QueenGoddess 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    Lately I have been lucky, when I go outside to sit on the front step it is peaceful, cool and dark with stars shining through the trees. Not tonight,my favorite spot has morphed...
    westwoman westwoman 56-60, F Jul 24

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    Hell yeah I do!! I find a comforting feeling when I hear the sound of rain and thunderstorms.. the rain doesnt actually makes me depressed it actually makes me more happy.. I see...
    tantanerana tantanerana 16-17, M Jul 25

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    I love it when it rains and storms.. just listening to it is so relaxing. Idk why but it brings a swarm of memories through my mind sometimes. I guess it brings me a sense of peace...
    MikBlack13 MikBlack13 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 27

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    I hate thunder ahh plz help 😭😭
    crazywolf5683 crazywolf5683 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    Ahhh… Right now I'm sitting here enjoying this very thing. The slow rumble of thunder, the occasional streak across the sky, and the ting of my watering can.
    andthislittlepiggy andthislittlepiggy 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 30

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    I love listening to a thunderstorm in the middle of the night.
    RodSquad76 RodSquad76 18-21, M Jul 31

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    There's something really primal about the sound of thunder, it sounds like the world is cracking in two, I love it.
    TokenCat TokenCat 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 1

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    Nothing makes me feel more alive than a fierce storm. Thunder and lightning the whole show! Mother Nature at her most invigorating!
    Gaspard91 Gaspard91 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    T^T the sudden thunder scares the crap outta me, I think because when I was younger my parents would fight a lot and the loud noise of them arguing would frighten me.
    Doof00 Doof00 18-21, F Aug 4

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    I hate thunderstorms that happen in the middle of the night. They startle the heck out of me! I hate them.
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F Aug 4

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    it's raining now, i can't stop thinking about you thundering, your lightening, you wet. it's dark outside. night. like your face, like night darkened. black. sweat dripping...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    it's hard to believe that something that can cause so much destruction like tearing apart houses, or ruining the fragile light bulbs in our houses, can calm my mind to produce...
    suicidegetout suicidegetout 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    The sound of thunder gives me an adrenaline rush
    beautylasts beautylasts 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    It feels great when theres rain plus thunders outside since I like to get on the roof and take pictures of the lighting hitting the ground or showing up In the clouds. The picture...
    MadaraU MadaraU 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    I love the snap crackle pop of thunderstorms.
    fantasythoughts fantasythoughts 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I love the smell of the air before it comes like electricity. And how the sky slowly darkens. And the sound of thunder just jolts me and gives me chills in a good way. It's...
    RainbowLoveFire RainbowLoveFire 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    As an insomniac, thunderstorms are the only non-drug thing that can help me sleep... I have no idea why, and recordings don't work....it's very strange but when it's cold out and...
    Bowviokey Bowviokey 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Ever since I was a kid I loved sitting in the dark all cosy and warm watching the lightning and listening to the rain and Thunder, I get such a feeling of being safe and having...
    Wheels64 Wheels64 46-50, M 20 hrs ago

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    I am scared of the uncertainity which clouds our lives.I am scared of how everything will work out in the end. I am scared of changing yet the only way to outgrow one's fear is to...
    booklover4ever booklover4ever 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I was drawing Tuesday night.. And I was listening to music I do that so I don't get scared. I used to be afraid to go in my own room. me and Jake used to sleep with dad every...
    KovusShame KovusShame 13-15, F Jul 24

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    Imagine a single flower for our soul and with each encounter of our potential find in a perfect soul mate they pick a petal from us. They disappear with apart of us, our petal...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I'm terrified my mom is going to get a check-up at the doctors soon and I'm just so scared that she's gonna be diagnosed with cancer I've been crying for about 20 minutes now...
    oOMissDiorOo oOMissDiorOo 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I'm really scared that I'm gonna be pregnant. I had unprotected sex with a guy who already has two kids and he ********** in me. I take bc but I'm not very consistent and I'm...
    kitten96 kitten96 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    I honestly am really terrified of my father. I never really have been too close with him ever since I was little and up until now. my father doesn't hit me or abuse me, (although...
    heythereandrea heythereandrea 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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