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I Have Thanatophobia

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My husband and I have been together for 15 years and 14 of them we have gone through some kind of drama with his mom. We have made every effort to have a healthy relationship with...
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    I've always been like this. I have always had a hard time trusting people. It's not easy for me but what worries me is that if I trust someone completely they'll betray me or hurt...
    bookaholic14 bookaholic14 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    its been weird for me lately. I have these moments where I feel like it just isn't worth it anymore. ive never felt that sad in my entire damn life. I felt exhausted, drained and...
    acidxgod acidxgod 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    So my situation is different than most. I had a healthy childhood, I did sports and watched what I ate. There is a strong history of type 2 diabetes in my family so I was always...
    Mekkaku Mekkaku 22-25, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I wish I didn't, but I constantly put up walls, and can never fully let people in you know? I have this mindset that if I am able to prevent heartbreak, depression, and everything...
    elanarenay elanarenay 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    well this isn't a super serious problem to most people, but it does make me feel extremely bad about myself. my boyfriend and I have been together for about 9 months. I do believe...
    HelloLovelyPerson HelloLovelyPerson 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I just found out today I have herpes and I am absolutely terrified! It's completely my own fault I went on a girls holiday had too much fun I'm only 18! But now I've tainted my...
    Siobhano Siobhano 18-21 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Part 1 I looked in the mirror to ensure that I was ready, combing back medium length brown hair, gazing into my own deep blue eyes as I did so. I was starting my last year of...
    lordoflols lordoflols 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    Multiple phobias * 17 years___These include the phobias of even speaking out words. I once had the phobia of saying out the word 'failure.' That's how afraid I was of failures. And...
    WorthWonder WorthWonder 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    So I'm due on Friday to get a diagnosis for what I'm sure will be borderline personally disorder. When I was younger I had a psychiatric assessment done and borderline was...
    Livingwithbpd Livingwithbpd 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Sunday Devotion A sun rises to a storm bruised western horizon. The sun and storm race to capture the sky and it is in that still moment the pup and I walked to the old silo...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 7 hrs ago

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    I have a dream where I am filthy rich. Rich in adventure, in health, in knowledge, in laughter, in family, and in love. I have a dream where I am rich in adventure. Where I'll...
    MyEpochStory MyEpochStory 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I have a lot of problems. I often think there's a lot that is wrong with me. I always assume the worst. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop, for things to go from bad to...
    usuallyMIA usuallyMIA 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    My life right now seems to have come to a standstill. I feel stuck. I feel trapped. I would give anything for it to change. Time seems to moving slower than a snail. I claw and...
    usuallyMIA usuallyMIA 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I also don't have any friends at all, I spend a lot of time going places by myself, or just being inside.. all my life growing up even if a had a friend, or "Friends" it was never...
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Others have had worse things happen to them. I have a hard time realizing that the things that have happened to be me are minor compared to the things that have happened to other...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    well i do actually have her but i cant have her 24/7 yet !!!!! Patience is a virtue so they say ...........................................
    chris7369 chris7369 41-45, M 8 hrs ago

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    31 years old just diagnose with pots. I wouldn't care if I had gotten it a the age of 20-30 because that age your are just figuring things out. Im at the age where I should be...
    jazmintl jazmintl 31-35, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I was recently diagnosed with systemic Mastocytosis. For years I've struggled with a horrible rash on both legs and arms and now it's spread. I have also had numerous broken...
    MickeyW49 MickeyW49 66-70, F 9 hrs ago

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    I have two!! I want a son also.
    bmorev bmorev 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I've already posted some of my story but I have to share a particular aspect of PMDD.... Can anyone relate to PMDD episodes and feeling out of control of your behavior-meaning you...
    AMarieH84 AMarieH84 26-30 9 hrs ago

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    My sister and mom are thick as theives. I had a huge awakening about 5 months ago. Things I always thought were off and things that hapoened i always just let go and brushed off...
    LoveRemedy LoveRemedy 26-30, T 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    im a bi 14 year old looking for a genuin relationship one where i can cuddle kiss and talk ill have sex but that will NOT be the focal point of the relationship
    Alcadior Alcadior 13-15, M 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I used to have a reoccurring nightmare as a kid. I would be in the middle of the ocean, in a giant transparent tube that went all the way down to the bottom of the sea. Sometimes...
    Thalassophobic Thalassophobic 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    Grumpy whiners barking at me. Stoopid whiners. Saying dont reply no more. Or stop sending posts with advice. Or you dont know me. Or you dont understand. Each...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 10 hrs ago

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    I am new to this site and only started it to help other people with me and my wife's story but what I see on here is disturbing. The fact that people are using being gay to cheat...
    johnishappy johnishappy 31-35, M 10 hrs ago

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    Sigh. It's like my brain doesn't. Let me wake up until I've had every dream I'm supposed to. Tried to wake up at 10 and collapsed. Now it's 1. Whatever. 1. So anyways the first...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    and once again I know why. You took one month and 5 days to build up trust , to paint a picture of a future, to make me fall for you . To make me feel involved in your life...
    Swisslady Swisslady 51-55, F 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Hi everybody! I'm new here and to be honest I'm not quite sure what to say so... I decided to talk about something that I've never really talked about. A few years ago (it might...
    Noideawhatsgoingon Noideawhatsgoingon 16-17, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I'm a slim guy but my ex used to always tell me I have a bubble butt. Older women seem to touch it more for some reason.
    HesHandsome HesHandsome 18-21, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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