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Am I a Survivor of a Vanished Twin?

Questions to Discover if You May be a Vanishing twin Survivor


Vanishing Twin is a word that’s been used since 2003 to describe the fetus or embryo that was a twin, triplet or other multiple but died early in the pregnancy, leaving no detectable trace at birth or before. The remaining child born is called a Vanishing Twin survivor. This is also known as the vanishing twin phenomenon. There are millions Vanishing Twin survivors in the world today that share some common characteristics.



See if you feel different from other people. Maybe you have a strange sensation that somehow you don’t really exist, you’re not really here or shouldn’t be here.


Look back to see if you have suffered from depression most of your life, you’ve had long-term problems with food and eating and perhaps you’ve always feared abandonment and rejection. These are common, similar feelings of Vanishing Twin survivors.


Understand that feelings of wanting to commit suicide more than once in your life, afraid of being alone in the dark and feeling paranoid are also common feelings.

Step 4

Identify symptoms such as searching for something all your life but not knowing what it is and feeling intense involvement at the start of a relationship then sabotaging it, whether intentionally or not.

Step 5

Examine whether you’re a female with a strong male side, or a male with a strong female side. Sometimes these are other indicators of being a Vanishing Twin survivor.

Step 6

Acknowledge whether or not you frequently feel unable to cope with life, if you grieve deeply and for a very long time when someone close to you or a beloved pet has died.

Step 7

Realize that if you feel very vulnerable and fragile, you’re easily bored and if you find yourself thinking a lot about death and dying that these are other common symptoms that you may be a Vanishing Twin survivor. Seek help in sorting out your feelings to rule out other more serious problems.

Step 8

Recognize symptoms other Vanishing Twin survivors feel such as feeling as if you’ve been pretending to be someone else, not your authentic self or feeling alone even when with you’re with friends. These are other indicators that perhaps you’re a Vanishing Twin survivor.


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