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I Feel Disconnected From Reality

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 174 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    There are times where I wish I could just go into a deep sleep of some kind, or be put into a virtual reality machine, kind of like Sword Art Online's, and escape from the world...
    LegendaryHero7 LegendaryHero7 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 14

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    The best feeling...kicking off my heels after work 😅.....any ladies agree?!💃💃💁👠
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 7 Responses Nov 11

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    I feel I am a lot more mature than the people in my classes or around me.
    Emmy182 Emmy182 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    I feel like forging relationships with people, although it takes work, is 2nd nature for everyone around me. But I have no idea how to do it myself...
    SimpleShares SimpleShares 18-21, F Nov 4

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    Hence recovering drug addict. With drugs that are now legal.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M a week ago

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    I have strong beliefs and values. I'm saving myself for marriage. I drink very little and I don't do drugs. I absolutely hate going out to bars,clubs,etc. I would much rather play...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 31

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    I get along with older people instead of the people my age.
    dashuria dashuria 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 2

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    Of course I'm different, I'm me, nobody has my exact same genetics or way of thinking, nobody is me, nobody can be me. That's obvious. I just don't understand why teens need to go...
    Justjonathan Justjonathan 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 4

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    I'm very disconnected from media in general compared to basically every other kid I know. I never watch TV, listen to the radio, or care about the news. I'm one of the only kids in...
    RipperCreak RipperCreak 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 29

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    I know I am a human biologically, yet I don't feel that way mentally. I think about this when I walk around my campus, or when I am with my friends, or co-workers, or with any...
    EnigmaVolt EnigmaVolt 18-21, M 12 hrs ago

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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 Oct 24

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    The pain I have been feeling is from stress, anxiety and panic attacks. When my wife said she wanted a separation I lost all control. From running in and out of the bathroom, no...
    Cnfsddad Cnfsddad 31-35, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Sometimes i feel distant from my boyfriend and i feel like I can't talk to him about stuff.....i wish it was a way i can fix it :(
    JayysForever JayysForever 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    I'm up to week 6 of a 12 week social anxiety course. Each session is 2 hours. I am noticing some improvements already. But I wouldn't recommend doing this kind of therapy until you...
    lisadee87 lisadee87 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    Sad that I don't feel that from my husband.
    Puzzledmic Puzzledmic 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    We're both looking for somethingWe've been afraid to findIt's easier to be brokenIt's easier to hideLooking at you,holding my breath,For once in my life,I'm scared to death,I'm...
    Indigolesbian70 Indigolesbian70 41-45, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I was told by my mother when I was younger to "act like there is a camera on you at all times." She told me this in an attempt to get me to quit some bad habits that I did when I...
    brint0n brint0n 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I don't get why my emotions for movies that have very emotional moments and dreams are much more intense and vivid. Not saying I don't feel anything in real life but I have very...
    CoolIntellectualJames88 CoolIntellectualJames88 26-30, M Oct 25

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    Reality must be one of the most and if not the most abstract concepts i can think of. What is reality? How can it be proven? These are questions that have plagued the mind of human...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M Oct 23

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    His name is Joshua Renly and I've been dreaming of him since I was eight years old; during the day and at night, his life unfolds within the realms of my mind. For a time, I...
    mlynnikens mlynnikens 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    She was a misfit of sorts. Some of her wildest fantasies involved things like delicious foreign food, language, and music, and a hard lap-dance grind on a bearded man with hairy...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's Sunday morning and I'm stalking my past lovers on social media. I've noticed that the girls they publicly show off look nothing like me. They honestly look like models. I am a...
    SpiritualBunny SpiritualBunny 22-25, F Nov 9

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    Since I can remember I had felt this strange burning and I would say light pain starting from my left chest to my left hand,I would feel this pain whenever I'm crying or really...
    Memiii25 Memiii25 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    Once more I woke up with agony, know that I'm in extreme pain so don't want to move. There's a tic tac in my head going fast, guess is just my heart beat trough my veins. No...
    lizzyWaterbearer lizzyWaterbearer 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I let's start by saying that I have my own set of beliefs and standards and as I outline some things I believe you will be either very much in agreement, or very much against what...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M Nov 2

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    In 1992 my father passed away in somewhat traumatic circumstances. He had been a university lecturer all his life, in Philosophy, but due to heart disease he had to stop work...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 29

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    i recently got married in may and went on my honeymoon for 2 weeks to hawaii with my husband. I was hoping our honeymoon would have been the best time for us to rekindle back our...
    ana1988 ana1988 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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    I think that most people with any kind of social interaction these days suffers from some form of body image problem, or at the very least a desire to appear attractive to others...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Here at [school], I am in a place of judgment. I am truly reminded of how I am not of this planet, not truly of this race. I do not have strong connections with any beings here; or...
    ansiktetledsen ansiktetledsen 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 24

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    I am an immigrant. I'd like to say it doesn't define me but in reality it does. I've always been very ashamed of myself. I always tried to be invisible to the world. I felt like...
    yayami yayami 22-25, F Oct 29

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    The death of my auntie is starting to sink in and become a reality to me now. I feel really scared and alone at the moment because I have no one to talk to about how I feel. I'm...
    rirxalri rirxalri 16-17, F Nov 3

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    Do you ever feel like you don't belong here? In a place, in a situation, among people, indeed anywhere. Like, you should be living some other life? When I sit in my room at night...
    TheHeartOfALovingSoul TheHeartOfALovingSoul 22-25, M 2 days ago

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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...
    iamjustbeingme iamjustbeingme 16-17, M Nov 3

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    I'm over people from school everyday it's like a battle trying to tell myself it's okay when in reality it's not I come home to my family and then get **** from them I feel so lost...
    Loverforsweets Loverforsweets 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 15

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    Mayday . Mayday the ship is slowly sinking . They think I'm crazy but they don't know the feeling . they are all around me circling like vultures . They wanna break me and wash...
    SexyNightmare SexyNightmare 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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