An Irrational Fear of Death
(story submiited by A.G., a chestist)
My father died when I was 16, my mother 3 years later, and my best friend died when we were 28. I'm 33 now and every time I cough or feel a twinge or get a headache or pretty much anything, I think I'm going to die. It's not being a hypochondriac as much as really thinking I'm going to die.
I wouldn't mind the fear as much if I lived a really robust life because of them. You know, the whole live fast, die young, leave a good looking corpse idea. I'm not though. It's got me afaid to do anything, to build relationships, to even consider the long term. Being afraid of dying soon is keeping me from living now.\
You have any "irrational fears" that hate on your happy?