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I Have a Severe Fear of Death

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    ~ 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I think about it daily.

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

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    I don't fear death I don't think about death I don't like death I don't mind situations that could lead to death if I've time Do you fear death? By Anonymous (me)
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    I don't fear death because I came close to it twice. Death is Something nobody can change or avoid. So it makes the time u have ever more precious. I look at life and death as 2...
    Shadow7398 Shadow7398 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 16

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    I don't fear death. Death fears me.
    jack3683 jack3683 16-17, M 4 Responses Dec 5

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    I don't fear death because I've felt like I was dead for the longest. Nothing is more fearful in my opinion, then living a dead life....existing instead of thriving and living...
    SpanishRose10 SpanishRose10 31-35, F Dec 19

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    I fear stupid things like love, or being judged more than I could ever fear death.
    KittayGoesRawrxD KittayGoesRawrxD 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 16

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    I was gone (dead) twice. Once drowning when i was about 5 or 6 and giving birth. No one in my family or circle of friends really know this, t as i tried to explain to someone the...
    urwright urwright 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 19

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    Not in a negative way though, I don't fear death but I don't welcome death either. I just "know" that there is something incredible beyond this life...
    angelonhigh angelonhigh 51-55, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I don't fear death because I'm already dead. Simple.
    BrokenWingedDove BrokenWingedDove 16-17 1 Response Dec 8

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    I don't fear death but doesn't mean I want to die or even try suicide XD I don't know when or how would I be dead, just wish I would rest in peace on my bed when my time comes X)
    Rinkika Rinkika 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 12

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    I don't fear death because on the other side (saying I believe in the spirtal other side) I will find a great many I miss & love
    mythlover mythlover 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I don't fear death. I know I am going to heaven. That does not mean that I will not have a lot to answer for. I am afraid of the act of dieing!
    woodyelmo woodyelmo 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    I have been sad for a very long time. When I was eight years old, my father left my mother for another woman, thus destroying my family. I cannot explain how this felt, because I...
    classicslove classicslove 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 30

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    Yeah... The truth is I hate being alone... And people leave my life and I feel abandoned so I just don't let people in, so I don't have to fear losing people...
    catho catho 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    Death isn't something we should fear. No one is gonna die before their day, sooner or later we're all gonna die. I'm just afraid of what comes after death. I believe that if god...
    mayakelly mayakelly 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I've had a great life, have a great wife and great kids. I've made great friends and done lots of kool stuff. Death holds no fear for me.
    Itwhizz Itwhizz 46-50, M Dec 5

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    Death fears me :)
    iamsodead iamsodead 16-17, M 4 Responses Dec 10

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    I really don't at all. I mean, the dreams that happen to me when I dream of being burried (yes, I have dreams of being burried every now and then) are unnerving, but I don't see...
    thegoodrebel10 thegoodrebel10 18-21, M Dec 13

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    i always fear thinking about dying alone. not to death.dying alone is scarly thing.
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F Dec 14

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    But I fear lack of success before death. I also hope I die in an honorable way like saving a loved one..
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 14

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    your actions make me welcome death
    ifeelempty83 ifeelempty83 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 4

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    I'm not one to care about death... I just want to live longer
    Hunter99 Hunter99 18-21 1 Response Dec 5

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    The secret of life is to "die before you die" --- and find that there is no death.
    TotallyToxic TotallyToxic 16-17, F 5 Responses a week ago

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