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I Feel Disconnected From Reality

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    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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    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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    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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    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 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...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F Sep 8, 2014

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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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    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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    yeah. crazy but true.

    :( i have a lot of questions in life??????????
    justalittlehuman justalittlehuman 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 3, 2014

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I became friends with this guy when I was much younger and I had no friendship or social skills. I was in 5th grade and I basically had no social skills even all through high...
    OqSydSchizo16Troll OqSydSchizo16Troll 36-40, M 8 hrs ago

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    I'm 25 years old and I'm still dependent on my mother. This is the time where I should be taking steps towards financial security. Establishing my life, perhaps a family as well...
    RobG326 RobG326 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    I feel very much alone. I had people I use to talk to daily and I actually loved having conversations with them and then they just up and disappear. Leaving me wondering if I had...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 26-30, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Escaping realityHoping to find you thereMy eyes wanderYou are no where to be foundCallusedBruisedPart numbA beating heart for youClose my eyesBreathe inExhaleOpenNo oneNot even a...
    HeartOfPoetry HeartOfPoetry 36-40, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    There's a place that's here to lift you up But it can make you feel boxed right in It can make you feel trapped and stuck You're not allowed to be safe in your own skin Maybe it...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Today it was the first day of high-school for me, since I stopped studying around 4 years ago, and it's a kind of institution where classes are 4 hours in total, the rest you have...
    somniatorlupus somniatorlupus 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I haven't been feeling happy lately. I feel really alone. I have so many friends and people to talk to here on EP but in reality I don't have that at all. I had a break up not...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Today was my first day back to school (3rd year of secondary). The best way I can describe it was that it was a reality check. The people I had thought I was close to were walking...
    imme163 imme163 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't know i seems can't madly in love no more. I've loved once, first love that wasn't sweet at all. He didn't love me back even he hated me just because he knew i had a feeling...
    fragilegile fragilegile 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I've always been a sad person. Ever since I was exposed to how the world works.. I was never the same again. Ever since I saw the reality of what society.. people are like, my life...
    mercifulpennies mercifulpennies 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Last year I saw an md post on tumblr and I was in shock reading someone's experience of the same "thing"that I do. I was even more surprised seeing the name maladaptive daydreaming...
    erinnmhh erinnmhh 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have always felt a disconnect from the world, alot of people tell me I don't think like others, not in a bad way, in an interesting way. I still never quite get why they say...
    froggystyletorture froggystyletorture 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I wish I can turn all of my fantasies into a reality. Imagine how sweet that would be...
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I feel so ******* restless and bored and dreamy. I want something new to happen in my life. Something that makes me get butterflys and adrenaline or anything interesting and...
    InAllTheWorldIDreamInPaper InAllTheWorldIDreamInPaper 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I feel so ******* restless and bored and dreamy. I want something new to happen in my life. Something that makes me get butterflys and adrenaline or anything interesting and...
    InAllTheWorldIDreamInPaper InAllTheWorldIDreamInPaper 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I lost a great love when I was really young. It was one of those epic loves that you don't think really exist. He saved me, and I saved him. I gave my entire self to him, and he...
    justadreamxo justadreamxo 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I'm constantly day-dreaming all day about the same thing. I can never let go of my one and only dream! I want to make it a reality but first I need to become a genius...
    DayDreamingVampiress DayDreamingVampiress 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    my soul yearns to be free. my mind feels trapped by my past. my dreams, they bring me there. to that place caught in time. I view myself looking down from the ceiling. on a cold...
    theskull102 theskull102 41-45, M Aug 26

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    Firstly, I have always known somehow I had a gift to sense the emotions of other people as if they were my own. I can also sense any feeling when someone really *wants* something...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    When's the day you start again And when the hell does you'll get over it begin I'm looking hard in the mirror But I don't fit my skin It's too much to take It's too hard to break...
    BeachGypsy BeachGypsy 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I don't know where Uwais has gone but I do know he took me with it. I feel as though I've dissappeared even though I can be seen. You've taken my soul with you. My breath feels...
    passingby123 passingby123 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    I want you. After everything.  I still want you! I'm glad I never will have you, again but the need to have you won't go away. Your on my mind all day everyday.  Sometimes when I...
    celia8789 celia8789 31-35, F Aug 24

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    I was doing my best to work out a plan for some home improvements. I sent a few emails out, and had a few chats with a few different people about a few different things. I am left...
    ItisonlyI ItisonlyI 26-30, M Aug 23

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    At times????are you crazy?????....I want to escape it at all times lol
    listenup listenup 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 21

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    How can I? It's all so orchestrated by the government's of this world, we have no effing idea what the reality is.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 20

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    I can't communicate well with my generation. This is a horrible struggle which has already destroyed part of my life. Why is it so hard to figure out what people want from me. I...
    Shamdizzle Shamdizzle 22-25, M Aug 18

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    It's not often that I experience deep feelings. My feelings are usually rather short lived and shallow in a way. It's nice when I get in these moods so I can revel in my deepest...
    artxinxmotion12 artxinxmotion12 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    This is my first time ever sharing anything from my notebook...it's a top secret...but today I decided to give it a try...I don't know how hard people are going to judge my work so...
    Livetillmadness Livetillmadness 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I really, really do! I have lived a life of responsibility. I am the youngest in the family by some way and yet have always felt the burden of being the "responsible one". I have...
    ctstranger ctstranger 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I had freshly turned 18 and was with some friends on omegle. I was in the background so you could only see half of my face. My two friends were in the camera talking to people...
    TherealOG TherealOG 18-21, M Aug 17

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