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I Have Thanatophobia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 46 People

    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 32 Responses May 13, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I don't have any real friends (besides my boyfriend). I feel bad because people are always trying to hang out with me, but I just don't want to put forth the effort of maintaining...
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    This is honestly the best console I've owned. It's the perfect system for a guy like me who used to be a more serious gamer. But, a lot of the "serious" games just got old with all...
    Frost119 Frost119 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    Hey, I was in an abusive relationship for 5 years and ill tell you my story. I have two children with this man they are still very young. He physically abused me basically everyday...
    maddzt maddzt 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Really getting tired of getting my heart broken. And just when I get my heart broken you get dived in on by cam girls, african dating scams, liars, etc. It really can make you...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I have never had a real job before and now I do and I love everything about it except how my office expects me to attend their parties and social events. I have social anxiety...
    Lucyshrimp Lucyshrimp 22-25, F 42 mins ago

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    I have been with my husband for almost 11 years and we have two beautiful children. He has been cheating on me for the past six months. It's pretty crazy what goes on in your head...
    sunnygirl29 sunnygirl29 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    Its not the most badass thing or i dont think it counts as breaking the law more like trouble with the law.But i was 12 (almost 13) and i was with my brother (10 almost 11) and our...
    HipHopMusic HipHopMusic 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    This is a terrifying and violating experience and sometimes violent. I have been woken to what sounds like voices in my ear and found i could not move, as if someone extremely...
    LadySarahNight LadySarahNight 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I only have my tongue pierced but I'm wanting to get microdermals on my hip.. but I heard they have to cut your skin so now I'm like.. ehhhh ._____.
    CandiceH14 CandiceH14 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    For me piercings get so addictive so far I have had 5 piercings & 2 re-pierced I have also made my nose go from a 16g to a 10g & hopefully soon to a 8g. I'm also getting my...
    BatVein BatVein 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    I envy guys is with big penises. I have a 2.5 - 3 in. when hard. you can't see it while soft. I'm bi so. every time I'm with a woman, the relationship is great till we have sex for...
    imreallysmall imreallysmall 41-45, M 2 hrs ago

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    I only have eyelash trichotillomania, and I'm not having it for such a long time right now. But I really want to stop because every day I'm having less eyelashes. Does someone have...
    jeanine281 jeanine281 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I had got this research twice in life. Once in my local hospital and second time due to the other complication which was connected to the other suspicious. I think I can recommend...
    michalmos michalmos 31-35, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Then and now…back in the 70's After a long evening of over indulge meant I determined that riding my motorcycle up the back stairwell of the women's dorm would be a good idea...
    extex59 extex59 51-55, M 1 hr ago

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    And it's these things that I have no regrets about! I'm pretty much done with swearing off of things. Idk who I'll be in the next ten years.
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    Have Had Over 20 Surgeries
    goodnites1091 goodnites1091 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    i think all of us have one :) a specific one, several, extreme, vanilla-ish... not wrong right?
    graciousindifference29 graciousindifference29 26-30, F 11 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Always Have Room For More Friends
    goodnites1091 goodnites1091 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    I have never even hugged a girl except my mum. I'm 17
    J7442 J7442 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I have work in four hours and I can't sleep the treatment was working for about a week but for the past two days I can't fall asleep I've only slept for about five hours up to this...
    SunshineLaura SunshineLaura 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    that people break into my house and I do everything in my power to try and stop them from killing my family and I always fail and only one person lives besides me. then when I wake...
    slappadabba420 slappadabba420 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Mostly I just want to have sex with him and it's all I think about every single day. It's pretty insane. I don't really know why I am into him either... but this is certainly real...
    Shirosan Shirosan 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Doesnt mean I have a crude sense of humour, I am open to solicitations.
    AcousticAnne1 AcousticAnne1 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I have had about 4 different piercings but had to take them out so I decided to get 4 more different piercings & I just love them.
    BatVein BatVein 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    Ive been nocturnal for a couple weeks now... At least I don't have to deal with many people.
    TheLoneHowl96 TheLoneHowl96 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    We had our first kiss today <3 after talking for hours and hours . I'm glad I have a friend like him in my life . Someone that's just as cool , educated , weird , random and as...
    timav timav 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    my life is so lonely I apply a work in a company I rejected because of my eye condition when I go outside people looking at me and they are laughing and say where you...
    jayn12 jayn12 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Ever since my first heart break in 2012 I've been making everyone else suffer for what that idiot has done to me. Pushing everyone away , not trusting , thinking everyone's going...
    timav timav 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I'm so bored !! Let's have a random conversation I'll start .... Peanuts
    LipsOfAnAngel89 LipsOfAnAngel89 22-25, F 10 Responses 26 mins ago

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    I have a personality disorder that makes it to where I find it nearly impossible to ever fall in love with anyone. I've spent the past 10 years trying to find someone that I've...
    nryoung nryoung 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    I use to do Japanese and Music, and I loved it, but then i moved to other subjects in the last year of year 10. Mom wasn't very happy, and when my uncle said that i was talented...
    papparrazzi papparrazzi 16-17, F Feb 1

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    they say i have a nice voice, but i cant sing for sh*t.
    andylovesyou23 andylovesyou23 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 1

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    Been talking to this woman on here for several days and I have a huge crush on her. She doesn't live near me but I don't care. Is it wrong?
    dontgitbit dontgitbit 26-30, M Feb 1

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    Best friend: My stomach hurts, I think I may have constipation. Me: Meh. *shrugs* You've always been full of sh1t.
    TheMisanthropeOtaku TheMisanthropeOtaku 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I have horrible vision. I got glasses when I was young, around 6 or so. I am nearsighted, but I wear contacts normally.
    IngensImpetum IngensImpetum 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    It was so embarrassing!!! I know i have a poochy belly but I did not want a girl WHO LIVES ON MY STREET saying anything like that :(
    Jack4life101 Jack4life101 13-15, M Feb 1

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    Don't you find girls who are mostly friends with guys always the ones to get a boyfriend as soon as they are single? They always seem to give the reason that they have so many guy...
    jolley2k jolley2k 18-21, M Feb 1

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