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I Have a Severe Fear of Death

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    Ever since I was about 10 or 11 I've had a very frightening fear of death. When I was younger I used to obsess about being buried - not because I worried about being buried alive but because I couldn't understand what happened and where I went, that thought still terrifies...
    lawbox18 lawbox18 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 28, 2009

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    ~ Not Death So Much ~

       IT'S THE NOT KNOWING WHAT COMES AFTER THAT I HAVE A SEVERE FEAR OF................... I'M NOT SCARED OF DYING PERSAY, I'M SCARED OF WHAT COMES AFTER. I DON'T WANT TO END UP BACK HERE, IN PAIN TO RERUN THIS MESSED UP LIFE AGAIN. I DON'T WANT TO JUST DISAPPEAR EITHER...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 24, 2009

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    Fear

    i don't know what exactly,its a combination of what will happen to me when i die,and whats dieing actually like? its so severe that anytime i hear anything to do with death i panic inside. i feel horrible ever since i can remember it has scared me, it actually keeps me...
    chickensinstilettos chickensinstilettos 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2010

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    The Afterlife Or The Lack Of

    For the last 8 months I have been consumed with my mortality. I know death is inevitable, but I fear it. It is not so much death, but what happens after death. Is there nothing; an empty void with no self-awareness, or is there truely some define place of peace where I can...
    MLTravis MLTravis 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 9, 2013

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    Fear Of Death

    my fear of death is related to not having anyone to relate my death with. there are two life events that matter; birth and death. the rest are just spaces we fill up in between. i am fearful of no one asking deep enough questions while they were alive. i seem to have plunged...
    benbingham benbingham 31-35, M Jan 5, 2012

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    Everyone Has To Accept It.

    But I don't want to. My phobia started after my aunt died when I was 13 years old. (6 years ago) Ever since then I have had reoccurring thoughts about dying and what happens when we go. I guess I'm just scared of not knowing what is going to happen after I take my last breath...
    amj904 amj904 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2011

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    I think about it daily.

    I really do get scared. Terrified
    walkinwonder walkinwonder 16-17, F Nov 24, 2014

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    This Feeling Will Never Go Away

    i have had a severe fear of death for as long as i remember. it began as panic attacks about twice as a child. these thoughts have come back to me recently. as much as i push them away they return. i do not understand how everyone does not have this extreme fear. i feel like life...
    rocette rocette 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2013

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    Fear

    Hi, I'm not sure why I have never looked this up on the internet before now... Basically ever since I can remember, i mean like my earliest memories when I was a child, I have had this overwelming fear of death...I would have gone to bed and for some reason something would...
    ESME86 ESME86 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 16, 2009

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    This Fear Is All Consuming...

    I have been having full out panic attacks about this for years now. I can usually suppress it, but sometimes I just can't. I am absolutely terrified. I think about it at least 5 times a day. Today I became physically ill because of it. It's not so much moving on to a...
    mml411 mml411 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    Fear Of Death Is Driving Me Crazy

    Hello Everyone, I guess I will start off by saying my fear of death started as a child.  Any time I think of it, of what happens after (do I just disappear?  Everyone I love?)  I have a panic attack.  Just typing this is unsetting me.  As a child I...
    noemail633 noemail633 36-40 5 Responses May 22, 2010

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    My Daily Torment

    Ever since I was 11 years of age I started to think about death but it did'nt seem to affect me to much. However in the last few months the fear I have has become more severe and now virtually every minute of the day is spent dwelling on it. It is not the pain side of it which I...
    BongoBill31629 BongoBill31629 41-45 2 Responses Aug 20, 2012

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    I Have A Paralyzing Fear Of Being Dead.

    I dont really know how to explain it but I have an extreme fear of being dead. I dont really have much of a story except that this fear has not allowed me to eat, sleep, I have nasty panic attacks, and i throw up alot. I feel this feeling will never go away.
    APbranch APbranch 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2012

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    Phobia

    i have a sever fear of death and dying. and its just not me its also fear that my mum, dad and borther would die. i try to stay awake and avoid sleeping to make sure that im still breathing in the morning. i dont want any of my closest family to die alone. everyone needs company...
    ccdo ccdo 22-25, F 14 Responses Jul 21, 2009

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    Paralyzing Fear

     I have been close to death a few times in my life, as I have struggled with an eating disorder for many years.   At times I thought I wanted death.  The only thing that stopped me at the time was my strict Catholic upbringing that said any form of...
    jesterlover16 jesterlover16 22-25 3 Responses Aug 10, 2009

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    I To Fear Death!!

    I can relate to all of your stories. I have had a fear of death since I was 15, mine though only comes every 4 yrs in the fall and winter months. I get so discouraged when I talk about it to family and friends and they tell me they have no fear!! Even talked to my doctor about...
    whtchoc44 whtchoc44 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 7, 2011

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    Fear Of Death

    Since I crashed my car, a month after passing my driving test, I haven't been the same, I hate going out just in case something happens and I don't come home, I don't sleep because I feel like I won't wake up the next day. I can't get on the bus, or in a car since I crashed, I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 25, 2012

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    Fear Of Death

    One day, like a slap across the face, it hit me. I acknowledged my own mortality. This was five years ago when two loved ones passed away. Before that, I saw SO MANY people die. I work in the medical field for goodness sake. People drop like flies! It never bothered me...
    Rlmlm Rlmlm 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 20, 2013

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    I Don't Know Why

    Hey everyone, I had no clue that there was a group like this,,but I am very glad that I found it. My story; I have feared death since I was 23 and I'm 48 now, it has not left my mind,,not for one single day. I had an anxiety attack at the age of 23, and thats where it all began...
    Ydoifear23 Ydoifear23 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 21, 2009

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    I Won't Go, And You Can't Make Me.

    If I could live forever, I'd be happy. I don't want to leave anyone or anything behind...
    SongsFromTheSoul SongsFromTheSoul 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2012

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    Terrified

    Just within the last few weeks I started this death and dying "phobia." I think it stems from my loneliness and fear that I will die alone. I think about it as soon as I wake up and when Im going to bed. I cannot imagine never seeing this earth and its people again. I...
    clerk66535 clerk66535 31-35 2 Responses Jul 1, 2009

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    I Have A Severe Fear Of Death.

    I have a severe fear of death. Unlike many people here I cannot tell you when this fear stared. However my fear of aging is fairly new. I have had a lot of changes in my life from this past two years. My grandfather past away a couple months back, my aunt past away last...
    Pooh90 Pooh90 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 12, 2011

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    My Fear Of Death

    is that once I'm gone I'm just gone, like I never existed, and life goes on on this planet like it didn't even happen, and there's nothing left of me, no trace, no legacy, no statue, no building, not structures to remember me. That's what is left of my great grandparents. I don't...
    andrew604 andrew604 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 7, 2013

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    I Want This Thought to Leave!

      The thought of dying is getting worse by the day,,and I feel that I fear it more than anyone...I know that many of us do have a severe fear,,but my God!,,,It Will Not Leave My Head!!! I've been online looking at caskets,,,headstones...Is this a sign that I Am going to die...
    Ydoifear23 Ydoifear23 46-50, M 6 Responses Aug 18, 2009

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    Hello Everyone. I personally don't have this

    fear- or at least not abnormally. I'm currently working as a Media Student and I'm about to start a new film. The plot is still being written and I was wondering if anyone could help me. My main character is called Evangeline - she's a young woman who suffers from Phanatophobia...
    RebeccaDaizee RebeccaDaizee 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2014

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    My mom is gone So id be happy to go too I dont fear death so i dont fear anything Cause whats the worse that could happen to me? Exactly
    SummerH12 SummerH12 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 1

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    It's one thing not to fear death, I just hope whenever Death happens it's fast and painless :)
    tangledweb94 tangledweb94 18-21, M 18 hrs ago

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    I don't fear death or dying but I just don't want to die ;)
    doubletimeit doubletimeit 18-21, M 8 hrs ago

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    I have two fears: Genophobia and/or Coitophobia: fear of sexual activity Aichmophobia: fear of sharp objects
    Annabeth11 Annabeth11 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I learned what death was when i was a 6 year old boy. My sister's death sure was a valuable lesson. Ever since i haven't been afraid to die because i accepted the fact that we all...
    Tommyhilfiger Tommyhilfiger 18-21, M Jan 1

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    The one thing that I fear most is not death, but not being able to tell the one I love how I feel about them... then comes my fear of death which I have had ever since I was young...
    jeremiah3698 jeremiah3698 18-21, M Dec 29, 2014

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    Nope, I think dying is a gift. I sometimes feel like the dead or the ones feeling sorry for the living and the living should be the ones envying the dead. Dying means I've done my...
    ShakenButNotBroken ShakenButNotBroken 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I have coded 3 times. that is the medical term for someone that has died in a hospital. I have been a diabetic for 31 years so on a daily basses I walk with death a little closer...
    Thanval Thanval 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 4

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    Lord Hades is my creator he is the one who created me to become deaths second half. I worship Hades the god of the dead. I call Hades my father because he is the one that created...
    Fallengod Fallengod 26-30, M Dec 29, 2014

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    I see it every day it isn't something to be feared but embraced. death only means a new beginning.
    alexxvaunlennon101 alexxvaunlennon101 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Death should fear me ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Jessiesher Jessiesher 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 16

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    If I'm gonna die, I'm gonna die. But if I were to cheat death by taking my own life, that is what is scary
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    Every life comes with a death sentence. It's the only thing that is inevitable about us all.
    tumty tumty 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    The great thing about life is that it goes on, It's Gods Gift. The ultimate secret of life, is the sure knowledge of death, for without it man would not strive to leave his mark...
    Thrash1 Thrash1 61-65, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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    no. but I wonder-this existence is this all there is? that death wont be what I hoped
    rezuat rezuat 26-30 4 Responses Jan 9

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    So I do so much life threatening stuff I have come to terms with death, for instance over this last summer I jumped off of a 30 foot cliff, I have acidentily lit myself on fire...
    DrNick1920 DrNick1920 18-21, M Jan 4

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    As I lay on my death bed I want to feel like I lived the life I always wanted. I want to have experienced everything I've ever wanted to do. I want to have loved and have that...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M Jan 7

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    I am 68 years old and often have no energy. The media tells us we should be active.
    ellwood970 ellwood970 61-65 1 Response Jan 10

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    me and my mum have a pact. shhhhh.
    painforpleasure painforpleasure 31-35, F Jan 8

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    That's what I wanna....A natural quite death.... I'm happy with whatever way it comes...I'm just ready to accept it.
    tossor tossor 22-25, M Jan 11

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    I always hated going up and presenting to the class. Do any of you have stage fright?
    lucydreamonnatalikis lucydreamonnatalikis 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I have no friends. Seriously. Not one. I used to have friends, but as I got older and my anxiety got worse, I stopped talking to everyone. Stopped going out and the effort of...
    SummerOf22 SummerOf22 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    It started when I was really little. I got slapped by some kid in my ears at school when I was 10. Didn't think anything of it. we laater became friends but as I got older the...
    pixelcravings pixelcravings 26-30 1 Response Jan 9

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