To be honest I thought it was normal for a grown adult to be afraid of the dark. I found out it's not. I need help please I'm deathly afraid of it. I tried the exposure method and I freaked out. Just the thought of being alone, and anything like a ghost or some demon can just pop up n whisper in your ear or flash their face scares me! Basically all the stuff you see in movies are what goes through my mind. I know it's "not real" but my mind just goes wild. Anyone else afraid of the dark? How can I overcome it?
Most Helpful Guy
Well, I'm kind of scared of the dark. I don't watch any horror movies, but I'm easily scared by pretty much anything you throw at me. I have a night light at the corner of the bedroom, that illuminates a small area. It kinda works. I know how you feel, with all those thoughts in your mind. I have a lot of trouble sleeping most of the time. The main reason why I don't watch horror movies is because it scares the hell out of me. But that's also because my mother died 5 years ago, and I don't want to watch zombie movies. The thought of knowing a zombie who's actually a family member, or even closer pretty much frightens me. But the fear might go away by time. It makes it less painful, I think, once you get wiser or more comfortable. It's not always like that, but comfort plays a big part of the fear.1
Most Helpful Girl
You’re hardly the only adult afraid of the dark. My college roommate turned every light in the room on when she came home. She was your age. I go through periods when I don’t feel safe sleeping with my door closed. I used to be nervous in the dark, but I have a light right next to my bed that I can turn on without reaching (bc demons might grab my arm, right?). I’ve felt better since then.1