I am terrified my parents will die even though they are in good health

DEAR DEIDRE: THOUGH my parents are healthy at the moment, I’m terrified they will die.

They had me quite late and I know they won’t be around for ever. I’m 18 while they are in their sixties.

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Recently my uncle died and he was only a few years older than my dad.

Since then, I can’t stop worrying about this.

I really love my parents and the thought of them not being around is making me anxious.

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DEIDRE SAYS: Your parents are in good health and you need to focus on the present. But if you are becoming preoccupied and anxious, you need help.

My support pack on Bereavement will help you deal with your grief for your uncle.

Talk to your GP about your anxiety or contact Anxiety UK (03444 775 774, anxietyuk.org.uk).

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