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I Feel Detached From the World Sometimes

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ''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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 28, 2008

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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...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude 31-35 3 Responses Aug 14, 2008

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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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    Most mornings I wake to the stillness.

    I sit and feel my solitary, quietly beating heart, distinctly separate. Detached. The world feels murky, uncertain, burdensome. I can feel the weight of it all around me. With all of this haze, comes a single thought of perfect clarity: I realize that my body is the only...
    Fluffystuff Fluffystuff 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I don't know if its over-use of social media or what (and here I am on yet ANOTHER site complaining about it) but I feel kind of disconnected - which seems completely counter...
    Sudrakarma Sudrakarma 46-50 4 days ago

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    Often times I feel like a failure, I'm 22 and working a dead end job. I still live with my parents even despite saying when I was younger that I would not. I flunked college in one...
    Cavsanada Cavsanada 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    A lot of times in my life I feel like a loser. My family life has been kind of rough for me growing up and I haven't had a lot of the advantages that a lot of other kids my age...
    chloe41399 chloe41399 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I suck at everything. I feel hopeless.
    elgrxce elgrxce 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 27

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    I used to be so close to people. I liked my friends a lot, loved my boyfriend a lot and everything was wonderful. Then, I started worrying. I stopped doing the things I loved, I...
    LittleClouds LittleClouds 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Whenever I'm at school, I feel like I'm elsewhere. I could sit in a large room full of people, all talking to each other and trying to get my attention, and yet I just can't focus...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F May 1

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    I don't know. None of this is finalized, but let me try to say it right. I just don't like you right now, but I am trying really hard not to waste "what precious time we have left...
    Itekimasu Itekimasu 18-21, F May 5

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    https://youtu.be/d_USqSk2GZc Foster and Allen "Nobody's Child". Just a lovely song which struck a nerve...
    Piscesrose Piscesrose 51-55, F 3 Responses May 13

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    I cant take it I don't know how to be happy I don't know how to smile for no reason I don't know how to make friends or even talk to people im sorry im a mistake and im sorry Im so...
    MemoryLane1137 MemoryLane1137 16-17, F 1 Response May 14

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    i've been through many hard ships, I was blamed for the mistakes I didn't commit,I failed in my relationship, I was living with one ray of hope that everything will be alright one...
    alekya99 alekya99 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I cannot trust my friends, I cannot trust my family, they do not understand the inner workings of my mind. The thing is I'm not even sure I want things to change. Also, I do not...
    witness17 witness17 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Man, people venting about their first world problems. Has anyone ever informed you about the devastation in South Asia? No? Then let me tell you. An earthquake hit Nepal last...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 27

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    Not really run away, it's more of grow up and finally live on my own, maybe even move to another country. I can't stand it here, my mom is the person I despise most (on a personal...
    Gayooshit16 Gayooshit16 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    when i look at her something happens to me it feels like the world is a motion picture production everything is movie the background changes sometimes meadow sometimes beautiful...
    Mdesires Mdesires 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Every once in a while I feel overwhelmed by the reality of things and realise I don't really want to live the life I'm living anymore. I can't turn back time and restart all over...
    rileystella rileystella 22-25, F 1 Response May 9

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    It appears that I have done it again, only this time hurting another and not just myself. Ive started to see a pattern developing (maybe I always did it?), that when 'He' hurts me...
    MissTerious4 MissTerious4 36-40, F 7 Responses May 7

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    I'm trying to learn about my twin's world ...and it gives me anxiety! LOL there's just so many ppl to learn of and so much to learn...I really feel trapped between WORLDS. It makes...
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I feel frustrated with the ignorance in this world and yet i feel responsible to get rid of it. Someone has to do it, to better humanity. If people were less stupid, dont you think...
    LordJashin LordJashin 13-15, M 1 Response May 8

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    having someone so close to you, you feel a nobility to do the right thing, to care and justify their wrongs. What happens when the person in question takes advantage of that, uses...
    WindupKitten WindupKitten 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Ok so I have been having these weird 'episodes' and I have been to the doctors many times and they continue to say it's nothing. I'm going to just list off all my symptoms: 1...
    Lilylight Lilylight 13-15 1 Response May 3

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