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I Feel Detached From the World Sometimes

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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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm from the east coast and recently moved to California with my bf, and I hate it here. He is originally from here and is enjoying himself. I don't have any friends or family. I...
    purplecrystal35 purplecrystal35 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    Trips to EP are not always pleasant. There are definitely pleasurable experiences to be had here, but it seems its easy to take a wrong turn and see things you just don't want to...
    nipplelover43 nipplelover43 36-40, M 3 Responses Oct 8

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    I don't want to sound selfish or narcissistic ,but I feel like Im surrounded by idiots.Everyone is out having a crush on someone or talking about boys,meanwhile I'm reading about...
    crazcat97 crazcat97 13-15, F Sep 25

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    It's weird how I feel like a grown-up among kids my age. It's not very uncomfortable but I can understand all of their problems and act like their parent and that worries me...
    HandaGabriella HandaGabriella 13-15, F Sep 28

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    Nothing even caused this, just depression. I've been severely depressed lately, and I don't know why. I have a good home life, I have friends who at least seem to care, etc...
    stillYDGN stillYDGN 13-15, F Oct 16

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    but tomorrow is a new day.  
    HeartStorm HeartStorm 70+, F 1 day ago

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    How is it that when I get all the negativity out of my life and I'm finally starting over something comes and tries to drag me down again
    InternetKid905 InternetKid905 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    I can't remember a moment in my life where I felt love or happiness. I'm either sad, numb or detached from reality. I don't feel emotionally close to my family, and I'm not sure...
    sansabri sansabri 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    Sometimes* is not the suitable term for me. I am very anti social almost all the time - I don't know the exact reason for it however. You see, I've been like this as long as I can...
    paynopath paynopath 18-21, F 17 Responses Oct 11

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    I don't even know where to begin. I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder 2 years ago and was put on a medication called Viibryd, which is an anti-depressant. It seemed to help at...
    Kacey12206 Kacey12206 22-25, F Oct 10

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    Everyone ends up alone in the end. I always reach this point where the friends I know and love are no longer the people I can talk to about what's really going on or what's...
    Rainatmidnight97 Rainatmidnight97 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    First boyfriend- I felt like he'd never leave and no matter how sad I was, i'd be happy when he was around. I felt safe from everything bad. Second boyfriend- was a piece of...
    KayandtheCelloCats KayandtheCelloCats 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Feel guilty all the time for not having a job. I am disabled, but that should not be an excuse. My rent was increased by 60 dollars. I got scared of being poor, so I applied for...
    confessing confessing 46-50, F Oct 10

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    It's the worst feeling in the world. To be around people and still feel alone.. It's eating at my conscious and telling me to do bad things. I'm afraid I might just do that..
    DeadlyKat DeadlyKat 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    Feeling greatly down, feeling like the world hates me
    GhostlyChains GhostlyChains 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    It is the worst feeling in the world. And I feel it almost all the time, that's why I post a lot of experiences on here, just to try to find somebody to keep me company so I don't...
    ShadowyCheshire ShadowyCheshire 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 16

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    I want someone to hold and cuddle. There's no feeling in the world like holding the one you love. I miss it.
    Heston94 Heston94 18-21, M Oct 7

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    Worst feeling in the world, knowing he will never love you. I like someone who went to another country, we used to be friends and then we just grew apart. How am I supposed to get...
    BubbleKing BubbleKing 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Dealing with emotions is not what I want to do and felt this way for very long time. I'm in denial I run from my feelings hide from my thoughts. I think I'm progressing but still...
    Janisoneluv Janisoneluv 26-30, F Oct 5

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    Insecurities, low self esteem and major body image issues led me to treated like crap because at the time I just felt so desperate to feel something from someone that I let them...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 27

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    Mila is a young 18 year old girl that weighs only 122 pounds. She heard that a new restaurant was opening up around the world called FutureMart. A week after this restaurant...
    Stormysam Stormysam 22-25, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I try reaching out to those close to me but I can never go through with actually saying what I want. I have grown detached. I lack the need to express myself. I put up this facade...
    BITTERandNAIVE BITTERandNAIVE 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I was born on Christmas day 1971, I was a breach Birth (I came out *** first with an ambilical cord Around me,) I was supposed to be aborted. My mom was 40 years old, my dad was...
    lonemechanicdfw lonemechanicdfw 41-45, M 3 hrs ago

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    I feel as if my world has been torn apart. So painful beyond description. I don't know how to carry on living. I don't even know what to think. I feel like ending it all but what...
    depress55 depress55 36-40, F 1 hr ago

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    It helps me if I'm feeling alone or unwanted that somewhere, right now, a girl is being stood up by some *******. Someone is feeling left out by their friends. Someone is waiting...
    Juuuuuulia Juuuuuulia 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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