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I Feel Disconnected From Reality

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 7 Responses Feb 27, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    I am constantly torn between killing myself and killing everyone around me.
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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...
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    I've noticed this a lot about myself lately. I'm not really upset about it, just that I have become aware of how little I seem to truly connect with a lot of my friends. Like a...
    SolitarySummer SolitarySummer 22-25, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    I don't what to do . It's been 11 years and I feel like I wasted my time .
    1goodfella 1goodfella 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    found a song that describes the feeling. lyrics included in video:
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 a week 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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    My husbands best friend is in town ( he's an acquired taste) I don't mind hanging out with him and his wife, having drinks and chatting... Next thing I know all his buddies are...
    glamazonmar glamazonmar 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I read all the time to ignore the things and people around me.
    ladyyukihime ladyyukihime 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    And Still Trying to get back!
    KentVu KentVu 22-25, M Aug 12

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    billiecm billiecm 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I have been thinking about receiving psychotherapy for months now regarding my emotional instability and attitudes toward myself and my environment. I constantly feel disconnected...
    pflz91 pflz91 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    Today is the first time in my life were I feel the pressure of reality. For some time Iv always wanted to escape from reality and be hidden away from everything... I don't really...
    MidNightSightX MidNightSightX 16-17, M 1 hr ago

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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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    I always feel like my life is so slow and boring, where everything follows a straight path and never changes. I want to live in a world where there's adventure around every corner...
    Nightingale73 Nightingale73 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    I think I am dumb, stupid, and gone from reality. I gave up all I had for a guy I knew could never be mine. I loved him... gave him my heart and let him play me. I was stupid...
    walker13sl walker13sl 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    You know those situations in modern society where u are forced to conform to some sort of social stigma because everyone goes along with it, yea I hate being the one who feels...
    Shitbox Shitbox 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    Work! Targets for this month are out and the value of mine is 40 % higher on last month. Yes I did have a very good month last month, but still I almost feel deflated from the...
    Chesh375 Chesh375 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    Work! Targets for this month are out and the value of mine is 40 % higher on last month. Yes I did have a very good month last month, but still I almost feel deflated from the...
    Chesh375 Chesh375 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    Hi everyone, I thought since I mainly joined this site to talk about maladaptive daydreaming I should post my own experience with it. I'm 18 years old now, and it started when I...
    EllenMelon82 EllenMelon82 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I don't use facebook, twiiter, or other social media much, and I rarely use my phone (if I even use it at all) Sometimes, I accidently forget to reply to a message, and it usually...
    NelielVonSchweetz NelielVonSchweetz 13-15, F Aug 1

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    If your walls could talk what would they say? The walls of my childhood bedrooms would tell a story of a seemingly normal boy, regular life, loving family, but he partook in an odd...
    drpepper666 drpepper666 26-30, M Aug 4

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    My dreams start differently every time. The scenario usually consists of me in a situation id rather not be in with people from my past, people I haven't seen or thought about...
    CQFX CQFX 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't know when it started. I can go back as far early 1998/9 when I got my backstreets poster and cd. I was 8 and I would spend hours daydreaming on how i would meet nick Carter...
    saraNaya saraNaya 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    My soul is being ripped to pieces by life and there's nothing I can do about it... I cut myself today for the first time in years... The torment inside of me is persistent with...
    Anonimaninja Anonimaninja 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    Body Dysmorphic Disorder - July 30, 2014- I recently heard of this on a television show. I never truly understood this friend's feelings until I learned more of this disorder. To...
    JustaMann JustaMann 41-45, M Jul 30

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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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    When I met my current wife, for some reason my parents didn't approve, but feigned approval. It became obvious it was all a lie when I got a call from my counselor who said my...
    BJH72 BJH72 41-45, M Jul 29

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    Those people make complete idiots of themselves. The only reality show (and I don't really even think it's reality I think it's scripted but they claim it's reality) I like is...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jul 23

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    When there are things that happened that you swear you never wanted...but your friends say you do. And did. And you beg them to trust your voice alone. But they refuse to believe...
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 25

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    If people could turn on the TV and turn the channel to watch what's going on inside my head, I would be kidnapped by every government, tested on, dissected, and basically torn...
    TheMattKelly TheMattKelly 22-25, M Jul 26

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    There is nothing closer to you then yourself. If you don’t know yourself, how will you know others? You might say, “I know myself”, but you are mistaken....The only thing you...
    lifeisfun01 lifeisfun01 26-30, M Aug 12

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    Its not reality. Its scripted. Or planned. Or done for ratings not reality. Reality is slower. Like evolution slow. Not for fame or fans or funds.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have a dream.... I have many dreams..... I have made some of my dreams come true but not others. Why is that? Fear... Procrastination .... And waiting for life to happen instead...
    imjustadreamin imjustadreamin 41-45, F Jul 22

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    Its bottomless pit, don't know what to do. Today I had really scary epiphany of my future, I was alone somewhere I had literally nothing and no one. I had no money. Wish this doesn...
    rockfordseagull rockfordseagull 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    Yeah, i always try to make my online friends smile and laugh but in reality, i am sad and alone but i don't tell them cause i don't wanna bother anyone by telling my problems. I...
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M Aug 7

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