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I Have Thanatophobia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 50 People

    Thanatophobia Destroying My Life

    When my son was born two years ago I started to become afraid of dying,the thoughts of not being there for my family makes me feel terrified and not knowing what happens after death terrifies me also.  its progressively gotten worse over time and recently Ive started having...
    dunnedavid dunnedavid 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 21, 2012

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    Nothing To Do?

    I have thanatophobia since I discovered the meaning of death. I don't know how to deal with it, I mean, I have this panic attacks, heart pounding, always sweating every time I think about it and then I star to cry. What do I do? It seems that I am the only one with this phobia...
    somilly somilly 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 15, 2012

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    Fear Of Dying

    Well I started to be afraid of death when I was 14 or 15 after my dad died I was terified for weeks I cryed every day and night untill I was home alone freaking out cry. Like crazy untill I felt this calm sensation go threw my body. I was never really afraid of death but recently...
    roughshaggy roughshaggy 22-25 1 Response Nov 4, 2012

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    I Dont Know What To Do

    Hello my names Alexis and I'm 15 years old and have had Thanatophobia since about the age of 10. I have these panic attacks where my heart races, my head hurts, I cry so much, and scream. I hate the thoughts of what happens after. The uncertainty. Maybe its because Im not a very...
    Malex18 Malex18 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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    I came across this by chance

    and wouldn't usually sign up to these things but I wanted to share my experience. I've been afraid of death for as long as I could understand that it was forever. It progressively became worse as I grew older, I guess a portion of that is because it feels like I'm nearing closer...
    illushun illushun 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2014

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    Dying Process

    going to heaven after you die is easy, but the process of your heart giving out or losing your breath scares me and causes anxiety, not so much what comes after, I`m thinking of getting therapy, not sure what will work or not work. What comes after having your last breath scares...
    kevcan71 kevcan71 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 31, 2013

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    A Thanatophobic Reincarnationist

    I'm a very firm believer that when we die, we spend a little time in heaven and then come back, in other words, reincarnation. I've seen so much evidence for reincarnation that I find it more plausible and concrete than other theories, even evolution! (I'm an evolutionist BTW...
    yolodebunked yolodebunked 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2012

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    I Have Thanatophobia

    I' ve been suffering from this condition ever since I can remember, I think it started when I was about 5. Probably due to going to my great grandmas nursing home, being grabbed by an old women yelling at me that she didn't want to die... almost every night I would worry to the...
    sarahstitch91 sarahstitch91 18-21, F Apr 30, 2012

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    Living With Thanatophobia

    Since the age of 14 I have had Thanatophobia but didn't know the name of it until last night. I was researching different phobias and found the one that described what I've struggled with for 5 years. My phobia has caused anxiety and panic attacks, and knowing that it is a real...
    Melly18 Melly18 18-21 33 Responses May 13, 2009

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    Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all -Dale Carnegie
    jameswertman12 jameswertman12 26-30, M 24 mins ago

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    i had an appointment with my physiatrist yesterday and he basically said he can't help me anymore and has no more options in terms of treatment.... how do i get my mom to let me go...
    sweetiepee101 sweetiepee101 18-21, F 32 mins ago

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    I have it too, to talk to daughters that need a daddy, or moms looking to chat. Same as my name here!
    nudistdom23 nudistdom23 51-55, M 40 mins ago

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    I just landed in England the atmosphere is excellent, places look beautiful, people are civilized. I just got in a hotel known as EditWatch this page Elcot Park Hotel, luxury at it...
    Aamir316 Aamir316 26-30, M 1 Response 51 mins ago

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    I have previously been on and off with my ex girlfriend who has aspergers. we both were a perfect personality match but along with college work and her clingy ness I become overly...
    ryanhorne94 ryanhorne94 18-21, M 51 mins ago

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    Before I go to bed I just wanna say thanks to the man in the big house lol you know who i mean the Lord. I just wanna say thanks for the life I have I know that my life is a...
    mowerben mowerben 18-21, M 57 mins ago

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    The title is pretty self explanatory. I have a confession to get off my chest. What is the meaning of friendships or family, if everyone around you act so fake? I'm so tired of...
    PikaPika1989 PikaPika1989 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    I'm 21 and have been away at college the past 3 years. This is the first summer I've come home, and now I know why. My mom tells me everything I can and can't do, who I can and can...
    hazel9 hazel9 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Oh more than once I'm sure! Nearly always women I much admire. Either for the things they say or more likely, the things they do! But. They say timing is everything! And it's...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I have CDO, It's like OCD... but the letters are in Alphabetical Order As they should be!!!
    Ferric67 Ferric67 36-40, M 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I recently wrote about how drinking 100% coconut water 3x's a day and eating 1 tablespoon of coconut oil 3'xs a day had been helping me treat the psoriasis that recently flared all...
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    I've just recently accepted my year old diagnosis as being on the Autism Disorder Spectrum with what is usually called Asperger's. I've learned a lot about myself by accepting my...
    ExtrovertedAspie ExtrovertedAspie 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    I think I would be proud to have a kind, thoughtful boyfriend who appreciates me as I appreciate him. Whatever packaging that comes in doesn't matter to me.
    ksandd ksandd 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Every year I get a new calendar with beautiful photos. It almost always takes me several months before noticing I have not turned the month. Like it is in December and the calendar...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I missed out on high school and some of college due to an illness so I feel a bit behind socially. I try to make plans with the few friends that I gave but they can take days to...
    lepeka lepeka 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    My life has just fallen apart, I've lost everything & everyone that I love I have no friends, I get bullied everyday, my family doesn't care.... I just don't wanna be here...
    parso19 parso19 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    My mother loved me. My father loved my sister. My sister was very competitive with me and wanted always to top me. When my mother died, my advocate died. My father still likes...
    cb934586 cb934586 46-50, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I remember it was Halloween. We were eating s'mores in my room and I accidentally dropped a couple behind my bed and forgot about them. We went off and did other things and when I...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I am really anxious. No one to turn to, I do not want to be a bother to the people who are always there for me. I am afraid they would get sick of my drama and constant feeling...
    FreeyourSoul FreeyourSoul 70+ 3 hrs ago

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    any gainer who have Skype msg me 13-18 this is my Skype chris burns
    chrisburns11 chrisburns11 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    My work involves addiction treatment and recovery, though, as many are in my field, I have never been an addict. HA! I was once addicted to gambling in small sweepstake parlors...
    BuckeyeBill48 BuckeyeBill48 66-70, M 3 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend doesn't believe me that I have eczema. I have had it since I was a toddler, I had it pretty bad but it eventually got better. and now I have only have it a little bit...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    wishing I could die and almost drinking myself to it was something recent and is something I still contemplate but the only thing keeping me clinging to this F'd up life is my wife...
    lizzyObeth lizzyObeth 18-21, T 4 hrs ago

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    I would like address the people that have supported, defended, and voted for Obama. This is a serious question and only serious answers will remain; all others will be deleted. I...
    noksa noksa 46-50, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I have to wonder...If I had made the wrong choices, if I hadn't messed it up, would I still be with him? Would I be as happy as I am now? He tore my heart to pieces and now it's...
    Terribl3Things Terribl3Things 16-17 4 hrs ago

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    I love how this whole Cecil the lion thing. I get it. It's sad, and the guys an *** for doing what he did in the way he did it but as I have heard it's not really a first for him...
    Johnviolinist823 Johnviolinist823 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I don't trust any one..I'm very cautious and guarded with new people and even when Ive let some one in and have talked to them for a while the slightest contradiction in something...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    We all have dark sides. Anyone pretending they don't is in need of therapy. Some of us manage our dark sides better than others; some of us are mostly dark side. It varies from...
    DaveCthulhu DaveCthulhu 41-45, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Well wtf this **** sucks. You can't control who you like and it's messed up. The guy doesn't even know I exist and I can't stop liking him. I wish if I could just forget about him...
    beautifulpain96 beautifulpain96 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    My family is racist. Idk why I'm not racist (which is a good thing) even though I'm surrounded with racist ******** when I grew up. Okay so I get it that my country is not diverse...
    ifyoudontmindhearmeout ifyoudontmindhearmeout 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Today I will tell my bf that I dislike the girl that he talking to. Im gonna tell him how I been feeling for these past 6 months. I hided my feeling because its selfish of me if I...
    Meow1121 Meow1121 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    "She was unstoppable, not because she did not have failure and doubts, but because she continued on despite them." -author unknown
    badassgirrrl badassgirrrl 41-45, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    7/29/15 was the day I found out I had herpes. It was last week Tuesday when I started to feel ill and had extreme pain. I went to my local urgent care. My doctor asked a few...
    219Rose 219Rose 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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