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I Feel Detached From the World Sometimes

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    From My Window

    I don't know that the thought that I am losing my child is ever not in my head.  I have become a master at staying busy, keeping my mind busy in the belief that I can drown out this thought but it's always there.  My mind is only in the moment when I am with her, sitting beside...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 18, 2012

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    Farewell Twinkies

    When you think about how unions were born, in the sweltering unregulated sweatshops in the early twentieth century, its rather disgusting where they are going now. Other humans pay them money out of their checks to protect their rights, this should be a simple and generous task...
    tamikay tamikay 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2012

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    Seperate But Part Of.

    I must be from somewhere much, much, much better than here. This song explains. I am NOT like anything else in this world. I know it too. you might see similarities but they end at a point far from my core.  I love uncondtionally and romantically. I did not even anticipate...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response May 28, 2012

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    Stuck In A Bubble

    That's how I feel- absent, bitter, detached. It's like the world and I are in two different bubbles. I'm looking through the walls of my bubble at the world, which doesn't even know I exist. We go our separate ways, walking down two separate, but parallel paths. I see the world...
    HappySadAndMad2012 HappySadAndMad2012 13-15 Sep 1, 2012

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    Not of This World

    I am not of this world. Sometimes I feel it so much more profoundly than others, though. I feel so out of place, so misunderstood! I do not understand humanity at all sometimes. I am a pretty smart person... but I just don't get it. it's like there...
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M 16 Responses Sep 11, 2009

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    Is This "normal"?

    Often, I feel so distant from my own life and the people in it. I don't really get excited about much of anything. I don't really have a desire to make new friends and don't have many people in my life that I truly consider to be my friend. I know that I have people in my life...
    MsDeon MsDeon 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2012

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    Was It the Psych Meds

    I spent my early adolescence in and out of psych wards and for this reason I feel detached.  Even in high school I had a hard time opening up and didn't even go out until my junior year.  I just feel like this makes me somehow different and unacceptable and therefore...
    sunnybunny sunnybunny 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2008

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    Yea

    I'm not a people's person in the real world but in the online I'm. Well. I do other stuff beside going online.  
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 28, 2008

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    Memories

    Have you ever remembered something? Seen it in your head? Every time i try to remember something i see myself from a different angle. Like when i was walking down the stairs after a shower, i remember my hair was wet and there was a spot across the back of my shirt because of it...
    WalkingHome WalkingHome 13-15 Aug 20, 2012

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    Spaced Out

    My most used defense when i get overwhelmed is to leave my body.  This is a  very alienating experience.  I know i'll always come back,  but it takes awhile sometimes.  Just got through a major episode because I had to get my apartment renovated.  Anytime a move stuff...
    purin473 purin473 31-35, M Jun 13, 2011

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    I Observe

    Ever since I was young I have felt like I was on the outside looking in, most of the time. I used to try and be a part of it all. Sometimes too hard. But never quite made it. I have a habit of "putting things in a box". Especially my emotions...figured they were mine...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2009

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    Only Me

    Sometimes I feel like I don't even belong here. I feel so...distant, like nothing in the world matters except me. Like the world doesn't even exist, that all that's there, is me.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F Oct 3, 2008

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    ''i'am Still Dreaming''

    HELLO. I AM ALSO A SUFFERER OF DPD. ''Depersonalization Disorder'' it's been almost a year since i had the disorder. Let me tell you it's been difficult dealing with it. In the past i had bad anxiety because it scared me. I thought I was going crazy. I felt myself battle against...
    MIA2008 MIA2008 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2009

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    An Alien Soul In A Human Body

    I enjoy solitude and like to observe the live of people. Diversity and unpredictability of life and how people react to what they experience fascinate me. I observe and learn. That makes me not act my age at times. As far as I can remember, I have had these feelings every now...
    ECiG ECiG 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 25, 2011

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    And It Scares Me

    There are times when I feel like I am a stray puzzle piece that wandered into a snow globe full of "whole" people. I feel like no one touches me or really even sees me. And that I can't touch them, even if they are reaching for me. It's scary and sad to think of what my life will...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2011

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    Dark Time

    Here comes the dark of the nightHiding in it the pain of lifeA little girl sits by the windowAnd sees how the sun goes downBrings with it the agony she feelsAs the dusk makes her feel pain even moreThe years that went pastAlways kept her aloof from the worldNow when she waited so...
    nups999 nups999 22-25, F Jun 23, 2011

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    I Dont Care

    At work, I get done what needs to get done, and I'm careful about it, and I do it well. At home, I've been keeping the house as neat as I possibly can (which is not exactly neat) and have even experimented with new dinners. All of this freaks me out, but the part that freaks...
    Fallflower Fallflower 36-40, F 7 Responses Jun 10, 2010

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    Though The Sun Is Shining, There Is No Light.

    All the time.For the last six months I've struggled to care about people. I just really don't care anymore. I should be bothered by this; but I'm not, all I 'feel' is numbness. I'm not sure what's wrong with me. I used to care about people a great deal but I'm not interested in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 1, 2011

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    My Life...

    Its rather difficult for me to feel 'connected' with the rest of the world, with my life the way it is right now... I live in the middle of nowhere, we haven't got much money for gas at this very moment. Right now, the only way I have to contact the outside world, is to use the...
    Elwing Elwing 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 14, 2008

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    Feeling I Am In A Strange Land

    feeing i am in a strange land like i am just here yet wandering lost somewhere else all is going on in this world yet it seems to have no effect on me i wake up an go through this zone of another day an another day always the same cant get out of this trap dont know who i am...
    september926 september926 41-45, F Nov 8, 2012

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    I've been cursed with abstract life,

    but it's time to break through the spell.
    anotherVessel anotherVessel 22-25 1 Response Jan 6

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    Can Be Positive

    If I were a tree among trees, a cat among animals, this life would have a meaning, or rather this problem would not arise, for I should belong to this world. I should be this world to which I am now opposed by my whole consciousness and my whole insistence upon familiarity. This...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 19, 2008

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    Sometimes a Lot

    For the longest time I felt that I was supposed to be on this world.  I never found anyone that I could find a foundation to keep me alive.  I felt so dead at times.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 12, 2008

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    I Feel I Am Not Made For This World

    I am perplexed to think how somebody at a very tender age could see no light at the end of the road..no vision for future...no motivation for life except that I feel like running away from this world where people are mean and cruel. I don't deny that there are no good people...
    nups999 nups999 22-25, F 8 Responses Oct 23, 2009

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    asianahyang96 asianahyang96 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    Sometimes I GIVE UP...I do. :( It's so sad, because they are usually the things that make life worth living. So who is the real winner here? Not me when succumbing to fear, self...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    Seriously, what is the point of anything? I can't seem to find any direction in my life, and I don't really feel like it matters. Everything's gonna be gone one day anyway. :/
    dinorap1 dinorap1 13-15, F Jul 23

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    Anyone else feel like a monster wen they're upset or angry doing things hey thought they would never do?
    oneperson93 oneperson93 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    I'm not superstitious but I am stitious, I feel that there has to be A heightened level of stitiousness to be superstitious.
    Thisgeezer Thisgeezer 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Regardless of the minimal rate you pay for Website design, Search engine optimization, or social websites up entrance, you'll end up spending afterward. Your site can get penalized...
    Paul18nj Paul18nj 31-35, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I feel and i am completely different to people my age! I see many people of my age got a great social life groups of friends always going out gets invited everywhere go on...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I think it's healthy to have a time out on a regular basis. Some people take a time out by getting lost in a good movie. I get lost in a book. A distraction for a few hours is...
    didyouseethat didyouseethat 41-45, F Aug 3

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    Everything I do is just wrong. I can't talk to anyone. When I try they think I'm weird. So why bother even trying anymore.
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 18-21, M Aug 5

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    When flirting. Or crushing. Or viewing caring females. Disabled. Flawed. Broken. Rage issues. Oversexed. Bisexual. Added up to bad choice. Or failure...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    I was in the top set (set 1) and I was having my end of year maths exam, the first question in the non calculator test was 25-15=? My brain was persuaded and persistent in...
    xxEMOtionalxx xxEMOtionalxx 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    billiecm billiecm 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I am constantly torn between killing myself and killing everyone around me.
    stuwey89 stuwey89 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    It sounds pathetic but this is the thing, all my life I've been the friend who can fix your problems, listen to you and be the one to cheer you up and all that. I've been the...
    MorbidMorals MorbidMorals 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    The world sucks. Everyone around seems to be purely egoistic and hostile. I feel like kind-hearted people are long since extinct. Every single human being seems like waiting for a...
    t8857 t8857 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    A lot of my life is spent in my own mind. I constantly spend time analysing everything and anything around me. I feel so detached from everyone around me. Sometimes I really wish I...
    Zaada Zaada 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    I kind of feel detached emotionally from everything lately. People particularly. Friends. I also kind of feel ill today. I have physical sick feelings but also bad mental feelings...
    Avotica Avotica 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I want to move on from my wife of 15 years, GF of 2 years and other GF of 6 months. I just need the time to pursue my passion, sex, So I find nothing in common anymore except...
    liveitover liveitover 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I realize that I observe things but I don't 'see' them. Observing requires a level of clinical mentality, and this has made me detached from the reality around me. I have always...
    pretender2687 pretender2687 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    something I have realized a while now.... I enjoy the pain of my migrains on some level. The pain can be unbearable and hellish at times, and I hate it. But just like other things...
    Barlong Barlong 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My family thinks that i dont have any problems but i do. When I try to talk to them it is just impossible. I have to keep everything to myself. When i cant no longer take I cry...
    miniCruz7 miniCruz7 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    I am so broken. I have not cried in 10 yrs and a 2 month relationship can rip me apart so seamlessly. Why did she mean so much!?! Here is what she wrote: Why do you continue...
    toughskinnygirl toughskinnygirl 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    Lately, I have felt so lonely. I had people around me but I still feel all alone. No one to truly talk to about my life and feelings. I don't think anyone truly understands me. It...
    breeze90 breeze90 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 10

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    Although I wouldn't use the word suffer. I've just recently discovered this condition, but the stories people have shared have related to me so powerfully, and I thought I'd share...
    hannahbananad hannahbananad 16-17, F Aug 9

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    I was always a weird kid.. was probably difficult to handle.. although the way I have always seen myself, I always try to be a good person and I used to follow the rules to the...
    twiztedrune twiztedrune 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Today is the third day we dont talk..for no specific reason..its just like silence is the only way to protect our relationship, i dont know if its my fault but i think we should...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 25