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I Feel Disconnected From Reality

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 171 People

    Young And Old

    I've always wondered if something was wrong with me.  When I was younger, I felt old.  Like I could see things and understand things that my peers around me couldn't, and didn't feel like I was really ME.  I tried telling my parents about it and they sent me to one...
    TheActress TheActress 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 22, 2009

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    I feel like a right outsider of reality really

    left out!I feel like I shouldn't be here and I'm completely different to the crowd! I'm so independent and alone in reality... I look at everybody else in reality and they all got a social life with a bunch of friends, job, health, all the freedom in the world and can do...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Sep 8

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    Reality

    Reality,Ain't what I want,I'm so disconnected,The **** it's dealt,It's no wonder,I've pulled the plug!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 19, 2012

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    Craziness Runs In The Family

    Well other than the fact that schiz runs in my family, I'm also a writer, which just as most people know makes you a bit detached from reality. I can never tell the difference between my dreams and reality and am often confused by it. It seems to have gotten worse in the last...
    relleaine relleaine 16-17, F Nov 19, 2009

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    Stranger In A Strange Land

    "...When the baby looks around him It's such a sight to see He shares a simple secret With the wise man He's a stranger In a strange land Just a stranger In a strange land Tell me why?..." - from Leon Russell's song, 'Stranger In A Strange Land' http://youtu.be...
    heavyduty1 heavyduty1 66-70, M 1 Response Jul 22, 2013

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    This Isn't My Reality

    I'm not sure if I come from this reality. I think I was sent here to help someone through pain but now I’m stuck here. I just posted into “I Secretly Think I Have Gone Mad” my recent experience of having a pain attack caused by Trigeminal Neuralgia. I think that the person...
    daarr daarr 46-50 1 Response Jan 28, 2012

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    Help Me

    i didnt know where to go, but this seemed like an ok place to get some advice. if anyone knows someplace better to get some quality answers please let me know. so here is the thing...my husband dreams, and then wakes up and at a later date remembers these dreams but thinks that...
    msbabs msbabs 31-35 1 Response Aug 26, 2011

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    yeah. crazy but true.

    :( i have a lot of questions in life??????????
    justalittlehuman justalittlehuman 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    Discussion With My Self

    I feel like i'm psyhcologically breaking down from the inside. I thought i had multiple personality disorder because i felt like i'm just a vesel,my body is just a vesel and these entities are controlling it,like when you talk to yourself only this time for me it seemed like 3...
    Adnawat Adnawat 22-25, M 7 Responses Jan 28, 2009

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    My Reality Isn't Quite Their Reality

    I live in my head way too much. As a ridiculously obsessive writer, I find that my reality and life is influenced by what I imagine and write when really it should have no effect on it. I know what I write is fiction, but I think WAY too much. I know that sounds impossible, but I...
    notquitesure notquitesure 18-21 6 Responses Feb 27, 2009

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    I Feel Like I'm All Alone

    Well, does anybody feel the way i do? I suffer depression, anxiety, panic disorder plus im very emotional i've been out of work for 4 months not being able to function..i take meds they seem to help to an extent, but lately i've been feeling as is i'm in my own bubble, it feels...
    2 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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    I Feel That Everyone Is Turning Their Back On Me Little By Little

    I am actually scared right now, because it feels like i have no friends what so ever at school. A friend of mine, told me that i dont hang out with anyone anymore and it made me start thinking its true, i dont hang out with them. Now im scared that i have become i total loner and...
    UmbraEyes UmbraEyes 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 31, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I'm in a drifting phase of my life, where I'm kind of waiting for a happening... I decided to go out last night, and clear my mind. I was diverted from my evening by a minor...
    scootter01 scootter01 31-35, M Sep 26

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    Sometimes when everything seems too much it's nice to find a song that reads your emotions and let's you escape briefly from your problems. Music can be soothing, it can be...
    kisukes kisukes 22-25, M Oct 7

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    And I think we all get it from time to time.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 3 days ago

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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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    What do you do once the emotion is gone. When you're not happy and you've stopped being depressed. Art isn't my everything anymore. Music bores me. What now?
    ChainMailed ChainMailed 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 27

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    I've got friends and family, but struggle with feeling disconnected from it all. I think I'm just having a pre-midlife crisis :). Sometimes I just want to run. Maybe, its just...
    bellieup bellieup 31-35, F Sep 22

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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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    To me music is a blessing, it's an escape from reality even if it is for only 3 or 4 minutes. I have recently started writing my own and I have been wanting to do that for years! I...
    Twitch313 Twitch313 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 6

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    Music you feed my soul and make me experience strong emotions. You have the ability to move me and free my mind and make me feel at ease and escape from reality for a moment of...
    lifeexperiences20 lifeexperiences20 18-21, M Oct 3

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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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    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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    Full of ghosts...that haunt my soul....both day and night I think of all of you....What your doing, how your feeling, and for some will you make it one more day...My soul is so...
    MMMartin MMMartin 51-55, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    Mixed Messages I offer her a glass of water, I tell her that she needs it, she tells me I must be blind, that her heart's breaking but I can't see it... She was just at the bar...
    AaronLA AaronLA 31-35, M 14 hrs ago

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    About 3 years ago my marriage ended, and although the last thing on my mind was and still is a new romantic relationship, I thought that it would be pretty easy to make some new...
    Searchwithin Searchwithin 36-40, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I remember sometime ago being very new in Instagram and too old in Facebook. I noticed how everything changed from just posting a picture of your friends and family to posting a...
    Ana2088 Ana2088 22-25 5 hrs ago

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    This is true. Circumstances are the cause of it. But of late I've been finding that I've been attempting to escape the complicated using fantasy... and finding myself increasingly...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 11 hrs ago

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    Can't I be done with it already? I mean..this reality has become hell for me. I spend most of my time studying and doing homework. If not, I'm taking on others (dads mainly...
    ravenzewolf ravenzewolf 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    She is swimming all alone in a pool of sad darkness,she feels that darkness pulling her under, slowly drowning her in its unknown sorrow,She screams so loud her lungs ache...but...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 6 hrs ago

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    I believe that certain people throughout history have created their own reality. They believed so powerfully in their own vision of the world that they altered their reality. It...
    outofbiz outofbiz 36-40, F 15 Responses Oct 12

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    Pulled into his darkness...he is a stranger but yet familiar.He is harmless, but yet he is feared.Sitting on a cold floor, only a light above, he whispers his words that seep deep...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 8 hrs ago

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    I don't. Sometimes, it feels like I just watch humans. I don't feel like I'm really... human? Like as if i weren't meant to be a person. I still do daily stuff; make up, school...
    neptunegurl neptunegurl 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't think you can. Feelings are what make you alive! From horrid pain to heavenly euphoria, it is life. It is human. Pain serves a purpose, and I believe if you hide from it...
    niklb niklb 41-45, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Honestly, I feel worthless. My existence is futile. I don't see what someone like me could possibly contribute to this world... My life is a waste. I am a waste... I rarely feel...
    Meloryne Meloryne 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    Dreams are a strange occurrence that only happens when you sleep. Though rarely they ever have a deeper meaning, you could be dreaming about something that happened the day before...
    NightwolfBlackheart NightwolfBlackheart 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    I wonder where I’ll go from here. Everything has been put in play; the house will be in foreclosure soon, so it will be gone, and I’ll have the divorce I’ve waited so many...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't know why...I have loving parents, a cool sis, amazing friends( just a few but they're worth it) but I just feels so vacant...and tired I want life to end now but I'm not a...
    CyanEyes CyanEyes 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    some days, i feel everything at once other days, i feel nothing at all i dont know what's worse .. drowning beneath the waves or dying from the thirst
    violla violla 22-25, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I’ve been talking to this guy/boy/man that I met online around a year ago. He is older than me. I’m 21 and he’s 26. He has a secure and successful career, went to school on...
    lookingatstars lookingatstars 18-21, F 46 mins ago

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    Fxxk golfstar game makers. Your stupid game keeps crashing every time I score an eagle or birdie or sometimes it just disconnected on its own. How the fxxk do you expect to get...
    ringgo69 ringgo69 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    Hello, my name is Alex, and i want to share my experiences when i was in middle school of my fully conscious night terrors, or what i like to call night terror psychosis. The...
    timone1002 timone1002 18-21 1 Response Oct 6

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    I dont know why girls and guys treated me like this ,it is still a mystery to me. I know im shy but ive known other shy people who actrually had it better then me. I was ignored in...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I have my crush since last year..I know I felt I'm inlove..and from now I still love him..but I know he doesn't like me.He has a girlfriend and i know it..I just want to move on...
    mysteriousgirl12 mysteriousgirl12 13-15, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    In many instances I feel like life has let me down despite the effort I have made to make it better. For the past year I have been on a journey of rediscovery. On this journey I...
    Detimus Detimus 36-40, M a week ago

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    Locked away in this dark solitude,loneliness within it's shadows,I still remain a wash in a sea of phantoms,a drift in a storm of cloudy pain,haunting voices of sin...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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