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I Have Thanatophobia

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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...
    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...
    sarahstitch91 sarahstitch91 18-21, F Apr 30, 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...
    Malex18 Malex18 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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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...
    Melly18 Melly18 18-21 31 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...
    roughshaggy roughshaggy 22-25 1 Response Nov 4, 2012

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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...
    yolodebunked yolodebunked 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2012

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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...
    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...
    somilly somilly 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 15, 2012

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    I actually stopped a while back. Not really, like last year after Christmas. It's hard but I did and I'm proud of myself. My girlfriend looked down on me for it, though she has...
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    Yes, I sometimes do. I sometimes, but only some times, want to have an illicit affair, with all of the things that comes with this. And when I say this, of course, because it is me...
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    Since, childhood i have been waking up at 6am in the mornings :) i have the habit of combing my hair always and looking my self into the mirror, i always saw myself pretty with my...
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    There has been no official diagnosis. But, all my life I have felt very different from everyone else. Job after job I have had a difficult time forming close relationships and...
    pottersclay pottersclay 41-45, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I woke up randomly at 3:30 this morning and haven't gone back to sleep. My stomach was fine and I was just stressed. A few minutes after I thought that I started having sort of gas...
    Raynbowe Raynbowe 22-25, F 43 mins ago

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    I dont have bad grammar i just type with no punctuation because i want to write sentences so long that people will run out of breath reading it and suffocate.
    InsaneNefelibata InsaneNefelibata 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I can't stand it anymore. Every single day I have bad panic attacks.
    bellahblue bellahblue 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I needing girls to talk to and am looking for friend I would to try find sum 1 from uk but more from Scotland so to add me u have to be 16+
    scottishbigguy scottishbigguy 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    Follow me in Instagram I have lots of gaming stuff up and airsoft but mostly random thins - ig is - scottishwar1
    scottishbigguy scottishbigguy 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    So I have this huge crush on this girl at my park I seen her a couple times and then one day I was with my friends and uncle he's 24 I'm 14 she's 13 any ways before I fell her I...
    KingNevarez KingNevarez 13-15, M 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Stranger: "You have a nice face!" Me: "Thanks, my parents gave it to me."
    Lunarflowerrr Lunarflowerrr 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Its hard for me to be serious when it comes to verbally saying i care and love the people i really love because we just show it and all though we fight a lot we know we have each...
    Islandkween Islandkween 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Unfortunately I have twice but don't plan on doing it again anytime soon. Whenever the though even crosses my mind, I go straight to my books and music.
    rapfordays rapfordays 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I have a kick account but I rarely get on it
    Maddya Maddya 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I have a love heat shaped scar on my knee from when I slipped and dropped a jug of juice when I was little 💗
    Luce13579 Luce13579 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    Lmao! This is the best exp here! Haha it completely defines me except for two big details: I'm bi (so I like a lot more people) and I have HUGE crushes on people. Which, I've come...
    chrisisyourfriend chrisisyourfriend 16-17, M 1 hr ago

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    I feel like more people should have experienced this.
    LadyMerida LadyMerida 16-17, F Mar 17

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    This is a note to someone who means so much to me. One day I might try to get ahold of him, but he will probably never see this: I lost my memory, yes. But I still remembered...
    LovelyChaoticDay LovelyChaoticDay 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    My life has forever changed from the past 2 years. I am no longer myself! Who used to just live in today and not worry about anything. Now I have become this hard rock. Someone who...
    endlesslyyyforever endlesslyyyforever 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    My mum died when i was 8 years old from a drug overdose, and my father passed away November 2nd last year in a car crash. I feel so empty without my dad, he was amazing, I am 22...
    danylxmichael danylxmichael 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Some nights I just want to stab myself and watch myself bleed to death because I feel like I deserve it for having a ****** life. But then again, I really don't deserve it because...
    llovelyfallenangell llovelyfallenangell 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I have a very strange family dynamic. My uncle is in jail since forever and my oldest cousin killed himself. He actually threatened me and three of my friends one night. At...
    ThreeIII ThreeIII 31-35, F Mar 17

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    I contracted it almost 4 years ago from my now ex-boyfriend. He didn't tell me he had it, and I found out alone after he'd left me. I've never been in a relationship since - for...
    meghanmonroe meghanmonroe 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 17

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    I have bipolar disorder and bulimia. I've struggled with an eating disorder since I was 16, and I'm almost 24 now. I was diagnosed with bipolar when I was 18, and I've been trying...
    bripolar bripolar 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I have a very strange family dynamic with an uncle in jail since forever and my oldest cousin dead. That cousin actually threatened me and three of my friends one night. At...
    ThreeIII ThreeIII 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Just discovered I have this when I went back into therapy. It's very hard to deal with the question of Who Am I? I feel like I'm going to hurt my loved ones because it's hard to...
    bripolar bripolar 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    3 years ago, I encouraged my parents uprooting from South Carolina. 2 months in, and I almost moved back to SC to live with my sister, but my father said I should be open to living...
    cmitchellichs cmitchellichs 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    How far would you go for a joke? Would you place your dignity and morality for a stupid one-liner? Well, I did. It happened about two years ago, when my bestfriend and I went to...
    Ansonicchi Ansonicchi 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 17

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    I'm having a really bad day.. I feel like no one will ever love me again with this ******* curse . I've tried so hard to tell myself it's going to be ok but it doesn't feel ok it...
    MixedEmotions22114 MixedEmotions22114 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 17

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    Ever wonder seeing a mom + daughter together, and most times the daughter is taller than the mom, and I always say if that was the case for generations - then should not have the...
    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Ì started making my self sick around a year and a half ago when a diet i was on got out of control. I was 9 and a half stone and dropped to under 7 within just weeks by making...
    confusedegg confusedegg 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I just don't know! When people ask me what I want to do when I finish school, I feel like such an idiot when I say "I don't know yet." I can't help it, I just have no idea! Worst...
    baharn baharn 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I hate my job that much I can't get up in the morning. The pressure of holding down a job I hate to raise a family is too much. I have often panic attacks caused by pressure!
    jonesy197979 jonesy197979 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    A loveless cycle of debauchery Look at what you've done to me Endless cycles of potent tranquilizer a To calm my brain Would you tell me if I was going insane? A damp chill in the...
    KristinaBeena KristinaBeena 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I'm a bit hopeful that I might literally run to the very woman I have dreamed of since nine years old.
    deepwaterscorpio34 deepwaterscorpio34 31-35, M Mar 17

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    I have horrible nightmares and flashes during the day of terrible ways I could die. Will it hurt? Is there anything after physical, conscious life, or is it all for nothing? Will I...
    RubyRayne RubyRayne 26-30, F Mar 17

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    Thanks dad, thanks for "joking around." and hitting me, if it was a joke I doubt you would've done it so much and so hard. Thanks for kicking me, and slapping me, throwing me into...
    trippyprincess trippyprincess 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    So I met my unborn child's dad in September and found out I was pregnant in November. So we weren't together long. We went threw a phase were we both were blaming each other for...
    abnormalgirl55 abnormalgirl55 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 17

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    To my lovers and the men that have shared my bed. To the first of many, I wish you all that life brings. We were living a dream; while kept apart. My thirteen year old skin knew...
    zyx262524 zyx262524 18-21, F Mar 17

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    To the boy who broke my heart, I thought of you today- after two years of willing myself to push you out of my brain-you appeared, and my heart stopped beating. For a second there...
    Bellastasia Bellastasia 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 17