Anyone terrified of the dark like me..

United States
June 29, 2008 3:49pm CST
Does anyone know how to stop being scared of the dark, I'm deathly scared of the dark.. I guess i am scared of people coming out from the dark or something and what people can do to me in the dark cause if there is no light no one can see whats happening to you in the dark... I'm mostly scared of the outside dark but i still get scared inside in the dark.
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• United States
8 Jul 08
I'm afraid of the inside and outside dark. I must always be with someone when it's dark or I'll get scared. It's almost like I'm in a horror movie or something. The only thing I'm missing is the weird music...lol! Everyone thinks this is funny because I'm almost thirty, but hey I act like a kid.
• United States
9 Jul 08
I'm scared of what people can do to me in the dark no one can see what they are doing to me... I guess you could i'm also scared of monsters.... I don't know why i am so scared of the dark..
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• United States
10 Jul 08
I'm afraid of that too. The only people I'm really comfortable with is men that I know that are bigger and stronger than me. I thought I would get over it, but it doesn't look like it will happen anytime soon.
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@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
15 Jul 08
if i am inside and asleep and suddenly wake up, then YES if i am ouside and i feel something creeping up my leg, then YES did something happen to you in the dark? doesn't matter whether it was inside or outside. for me, i would sit with my favorite "safe" friend. i would sit close by and hold their hand. maybe then you would feel safe, and you would "see" nothing happened to you. you may need to do this many, many times. when you are alone, can you re-create that safe feeling? you can always flip on a light-switch or flashlight....and see nothing is there. this is exactly why i can't watch scarey movies ! OMG, I would be checking under my bed for weeks if i did.
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• United States
16 Jul 08
Lol yes i would too.. thank you for your response.
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• Pakistan
1 Jul 08
oh dark.....i spit in the face ov dark......
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• United States
3 Jul 08
I'm glad you do thanks for the response.
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@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
29 Jun 08
I personally like the darkness... It sounds weird but I'm no weirdo or anything... I just like the calmness in the dark... Only time I suffered due to darkness was when I went to Sedona, Arizona... My girl friend at the time had an uncle living in Arizona & we went to visit him... We stayed there for a week & her uncle had to go out for the night for work... I went out to the back of the house butt naked in the middle of the night, actually it was 3 in the morning so technically I guess it was a morning, & gotten bitten all over the place by mosquitos... Won't ever do that again...
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@swatig (1187)
• India
29 Jun 08
hello friend, Im not scared from dark as i got relieve in the dark.if know abut wht is next in almost dark place, then also having noproblem assuch i think so.im more happy to sit quitely with less light as enjoying candle-light dinner.lol Swatig
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• United States
29 Jun 08
I'm just scared of the dark...
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• India
3 Aug 08
I am not afraid of dark but i love to be in dark. There is no special reason for that. You said that you are deathly scared of dark, I think i can help you when you are in dark keep saying that you are not afraid of dark for many times. If you continue this after few days your mind can be change. i will say you how it works. first you will keep saying that you are not afraid of dark. then Your brain records what you are saying. Then after few days you not be afraid of dark because your brain is hammered that you are not afraid of dark. just try it. If it works for you say me. if not message me i will give you a better tip to over come your fear.
• United States
12 Aug 08
Thank you for the advice, thank you for the response and have a nice day...
@munhozmib (3853)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
2 Aug 08
Hello! I am not scared of the dark. What I don't like is to lose my vision, because the darkness make us unable to see. Perhaps you have the same problem: you don't like to know that you can't use your vision. However, if you start spending some time in the darkness, you'll just get used to it and feel no fear anymore. It's just a matter of being used to it. The more you stay in the darkness without thinking about your fears, the less you'll be afraid of it. Respectfully, Munhozmib.
• United States
2 Aug 08
Chicago At night  - Chicago at night..
I'm just really scared of the dark and what people can do to me in the dark.. I really don't know why i am scared of the dark.. I'm mostly scared of the out doors dark than i am in doors... Thank you for the response
• United States
2 Aug 08
I am also deathly afraid of the dark! I sleep with a night light!
• United States
2 Aug 08
Lol aww that is cute... Thank you for the response.. at least i know i'm not the only one that is scared of the dark..
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Jul 08
pixiedustforyou hi I dislike the dark as one can trip or fall and thus I keep a light source close by in case the lights go out. honey if you are really frightened like that, keep a flashlight handy so you know if you have a power failure or a dark space where there is no light you do have a power source of light so you will not be scared..I would see to it that your frontand back doors have an outside light over them and that you have a power light in your back yard that you can turn on should you need to go out there at night as you will not be in the dark. also carry a flashlight if you must go out in the d ark it will give you light and also is a fine weapon in case of an attack.
• United States
27 Jul 08
thank you for the advice i will make sure to keep a flash light handy thank you for the response...