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Thanatophobia

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kim0123

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Hi,

So I have a fear regarding those I love dying. It used to be more about me dying and not seeing my boyfriend ever again, but now, I fear him passing away and I fear others that I love passing away. I cannot fathom being here on this planet without them, and am terrified what will happen to me. I see myself closing up and not wanting to face life anymore, without them. I am very anxious, in general and socially, so I only trust a couple of people. I am learning how to be more open and comfortable.

Does anyone else experience this or have insight?
 
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I fear the day when my mum and stepdad are no longer here, i didnt handle my grandma's death very well either :hug:

you are not alone :hug:
 
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kim0123

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Thank you. I know it's a part of life, but it's not easy.
 
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This is a fear I have too. Especially about my grandfather and my pets. The fact that I will one day wake up to my grandfather not being on this planet shakes me just to type it out.

Do you also worry about the afterlife? Or, if you are religious, worry about where loved ones will spend eternity? I worry about those with this a lot too.

You are for sure not alone!
 
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This is a fear I have too. Especially about my grandfather and my pets. The fact that I will one day wake up to my grandfather not being on this planet shakes me just to type it out.

Do you also worry about the afterlife? Or, if you are religious, worry about where loved ones will spend eternity? I worry about those with this a lot too.

You are for sure not alone!
Yes, I also worry about what happens after one passes away. I don't believe in heaven or hell, I think I believe in energy... so maybe that person's energy is released into their surroundings? I try to make sense of existence, the body and what it contains (even if it's just an individual personality, developed by genetics and experience), but I feel I am not meant to comprehend things entirely. I just question everything. And I am scared, a lot. I just know I cannot accept the idea of being here, on earth, without those I feel close to. I'm not sure what I'll do.
 
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