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I Have a Severe Fear of Death

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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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    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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    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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    Help

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 20, 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 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 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 7, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    ~ 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

    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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    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 3 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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    I think about it daily.

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

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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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    Fear...... Fear? No I don't fear death, it is life that I fear! Life is the scary reality for me, death seems like peace in a raging sea. Sometimes death calls to me in soft...
    angeleyes4urpleasure angeleyes4urpleasure 41-45, F 1 Response May 20

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    Somehow I still wonder why people fear death?death is something people can't avoid.In fact some people have stood and enter death itself
    EvansuSena EvansuSena 13-15, F May 13

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    I dont fear death . I fear dying before achieving my goals
    Amacey Amacey 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    I don't fear death because... I really don't know why but I just don't fear.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 18

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    Ever since my best friend of 7 years was killed I slowly over the course of time no longer feared dying. I'm not one who can bring myself to commit suicide, though when I was (too...
    CrypticK76 CrypticK76 36-40, M 2 Responses May 8

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    I don't fear death anymore. When my time comes, I'll be okay with that because God knew the day before I was created. I know where my soul is going because Im covered by the Blood...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 5 Responses May 14

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    Well, actually I do...I fear death of people I care about, just not mine.
    Letmebee Letmebee 22-25, F 2 Responses May 15

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    I don't fear death. I've been ready for it for awhile actually. I can't tell if it's just me being crazy or just finally being in a good state of mind for the first time in years.
    ShayeSmith2 ShayeSmith2 22-25, F May 21

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    I would like to know why almost everyone fears death. I am not suicidal, I have always been this way. I want to understand this fear to help someone who is terrified. I have...
    lonewolf41 lonewolf41 41-45, F 1 Response May 5

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    It's not death that I fear but the fear of facing God with a hollow heart unable to say that I fully lived the life he blessed me with. I pray that doesn't happen and if by chance...
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I dealt with my death early on through almost dying. Dying doesn't scare me anymore. It's been a huge help in my field of work and it has given me perspective for end of life...
    enjoymentofquiet enjoymentofquiet 31-35, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Death is unavoidable. Whether you like it or not, you will die at some point in your life. I'm not afraid of death because I think it will just be a natural passing from one life...
    mayanaise mayanaise 16-17, F 5 Responses May 13

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    Death... Try standing in between a mother bear and her cubs... Not my first look into the eyes of death, and certainly not the last...
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M May 17

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    Being someone who's been suicidal, death does not scare me. The only reason I haven't attempted is because of my family, at least some of them. I am ready for what ever comes after...
    ImTryingMyBest24 ImTryingMyBest24 16-17, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I honestly don't know why people are scared of death. I don't see the need to be scared of it. I like to live by my life quote.
    halieya halieya 13-15, F 5 Responses May 6

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    Death... I pay you a visit, not you me.
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M 3 Responses May 6

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    I don't fear and never will honestly I embrace it.....I look forward to it..... Ive wanted to die since the second grade and im almost done with high school got one month left
    bluefang97 bluefang97 16-17, M May 15

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    Death will finally set me free from this cage of hopelessness
    MidnightDragons MidnightDragons 13-15, F 6 Responses May 15

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    I did some research and im no longer afraid, theres something more immportant then you hearth and your body knows it, its the most protected thing in your body in the center of...
    lifeaintshit lifeaintshit 18-21, M 5 Responses May 21

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