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I Lose Touch With Reality Intentionally

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    Lost In My Own World

     I just get fed up with reality and having to face problems sometimes so I just deny them. I distance myself from people and I get lost in my own thoughts.  I don't like reality checks but you have to do it.
    reset reset 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2009

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    A Good Place to Write.

    Most of my life I wrote my life story over and over. Experiences that I can't forget and feel discussed with. After years and years of this I began writing individual stories on how some of those experiences could have been different. In this way I was able to escape the reality...
    logisticmosquito logisticmosquito 51-55 2 Responses Aug 31, 2007

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    Reality and I Are Non-synonymous

    A friend of mine with a habit of taking drugs was discussing them with me one day last year. i can't remember what i said but he seemed to take it as me looking to take some, and told me, "You're drugfucked without the drugs." My family and friends tended to...
    tearaway tearaway 22-25, F 44 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    Sometimes I Do

    Carl Jung used to do this. I think he wrote at least one book on the subject, while losing touch with reality intentionally for a long period of time. I consider him the expert. His friends thought he was going crazy, he had to point out that it was on purpose. I guess when...
    neodeno neodeno 41-45 1 Response Nov 28, 2010

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    Daydreaming

    That's one of my favorite ways to relax. When I get bored or when things begin to get a little stressful, I let my mind wander to wherever my mood directs me. Other than my own imagination, I love to read and let the story take me to another place. As long as I return to...
    itworkedintheory itworkedintheory 31-35 2 Responses Mar 19, 2011

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    I Delibrilately Do Things To Not Be In My Ugly World Mentally.

    I alway listen to music-which helps. I think of anything about my life that I wish that I could Instantly change instantly, IDo live in the real world when it comes to everyday stuff but "me time" is when i daydream and stuff!
    zalya zalya 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2012

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    Sometimes I need to get away,

    I need to escape, but I physically can't. I feel trapped or cornered, or I can't deal with a situation in the moment. I have always just disappeared into my own mind and shut the rest of the world out. They can't touch me. They can't reach me. I can't hear them anymore.
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 1 Response Apr 15, 2014

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    Let Me Tell You A Story

    Once Upon A Time, I was a young thing just like everybody else, but bad bad things happened to me, and i had to run away.  I couldnt run away from my home, or my life, or the things that were hurting me but i was more creative than that... I created a world inside my head...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 13, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I'm not sure what's causing it, but I am losing touch with all my close friends and family, can't seem to make time for anyone, and I can't find time for art, literature, music all...
    ianbrewman ianbrewman 26-30, T 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hey a song that helps me is cascada every time we touch
    Goldman16 Goldman16 16-17, F Mar 29

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    The ipad my hand held felt like air. The emptyness of the room only pushed me further to the edge. There was no longer a boundary between reality and fantasy. My mind felt asleep...
    SerenForYou SerenForYou 18-21 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    There are many products available to help with weight loss. These products may be useful, and you want to be sure you look into them thoroughly prior to using any of them.You can...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I gave you all of meBut it still ain't enough to make you happyI gave you everythingIt still don't measure upIt feels like I walked 5 thousand milesAnd didn't even come closeFeels...
    Chibiiiii Chibiiiii 22-25, F Mar 26

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    I would have given you all of my heart But there's someone who's torn it apart And he's taken just all that I have But if you want I'll try to love again Baby, I'll try to love...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Shadows settle on the place, that you left.Our minds are troubled by the emptiness.Destroy the middle, it's a waste of time.From the perfect start to the finish line.And if you're...
    underthesamesky underthesamesky 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Nobodys gonna love if you cant display your way to capture this nobodys gonna hold your hand and guide you through no it's up for you to understand nobodys gonna feel your pain...
    ashleyy416 ashleyy416 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    The entire lyrics to Ghost Man on 3rd by Taking back Sunday.
    colormepnk colormepnk 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    "I believe that boys, feeling ashamed of their vulnerability, mask their emotions and ultimately their true selves. This unnecessary disconnection--from family and then from self...
    moonii moonii 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I've lived a life between worlds for so long that I don't know where I feel like I fit in. I see the world passing me by constantly, but I feel helpless to make a change. The...
    ecks320 ecks320 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am 5'10 and 217 lbs I am at the point where I am absolutely disgusted with myself to the point where I don't even want to eat I just want to starve and exercise like a mad woman...
    toreybella toreybella 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 25

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    Soo I'm a girl. I totally always obsess over guys. I have never was attracted to nor had feelings for females. I had a friend (a girl) who would always be touchy with girls...
    hollywood03 hollywood03 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    I'm in love with one of my best friends and I'm afraid to tell him. I've known Chase, as I'll call him, for over a year now and he's been there for me through some of the toughest...
    InsaneFlowerGirl InsaneFlowerGirl 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Alright, this is a really, REALLY long tale, so if you're going to stick around, you should probably get some popcorn or something. I've written all of this just kinda to get it...
    Blue707 Blue707 16-17, M 4 Responses Mar 24

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    My best friend and I went to Cuba for Christmas vacation. She had just completed her divorce and I was recently separated from my husband. My divorce will be final in the next few...
    CafeAuLeah CafeAuLeah 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    I want to touch you not just physically but within your mind...discover the things you keep locked away...until we are onewhere there is no I or you but we.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 5 hrs ago

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    My mum gave me a fruit salad today and I already had a roll. She meant well but it was extra calories I didn't want. Felt bad so I ate it all. It was a massive serving too. I...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Mar 29

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    So, i have lost wait not a lot, but it was a good start. I used to run nearly every night. However lately I haven't been doing anything healthy. I have lost touch and focus of what...
    damnitsover damnitsover 16-17, M Apr 1

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    I long for the intimacy and the dance with youMy sinful garden of imagination and thoughts I can’t wait to give to you(*in my mind I pass a wink and smile at the faceless...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have a boyfriend that loves me but I'm cheating with a guy that has a girlfriend that loves him & all of this makes me wanna run. As if to run away from my problems & reality.
    Silvialexez Silvialexez 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Hi I'm new to the group. I comment a bit on another group but haven't felt like opening up yet. I should start by saying I am also married. In a way I feel like it's easier because...
    xoxoblueskyxoxo xoxoblueskyxoxo 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Reality is such a trip. I spent a lot of time trying to escape from reality, like it was some universally accepted state of things that we all experienced equally. Then I came to...
    LouDog319 LouDog319 26-30, M Mar 30

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    Reality is the cold floor at home where the carpet is lingering close to. Reality is digging into to your pockets and pulling out nothing. Reality is getting a B on a test you...
    Zeffernissle Zeffernissle 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I know I'm overweight. I know I eat bad. I exercise a little bit. I know I need to exercise more. I know I need to eat better. I know I should lose weight. I'm not a total dumba...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Reality sucks, to put it bluntly. One of the main reasons I spend so much effort and time into my hobbies is because sometimes, I can't face reality. Daydreaming, writing fan...
    ThatSleepyGuy ThatSleepyGuy 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Wow. I never knew what it felt like to be in love. Is it a sick feeling? Do you lose concentration on daily activities? Do you stumble when you walk? Do you stutter? I don't know...
    NaomiSoulJourney NaomiSoulJourney 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Top ten questions about relationships with psychopaths/narcissists. I took this from the site psychopathfree.com. I found it to be very helpful. 1. Is he / she really a psychopath...
    totallytea totallytea 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Dear Experience Project readers, I am madly, truly, passionately, genuinely just deeply in love with my best friend G and have been for the past 2 years. We just recently admitted...
    Sunnysan22 Sunnysan22 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I am in love with a married a woman whom I deeply admire and want to spend the rest of my life with. We both are pretty much of the same age. Let me tell about this wonderful...
    super36 super36 36-40, M Apr 8

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    So this is an off and on battle with me. I have a lot of trouble counting calories cuz I tend to skip meals when I do it as I have a history of anorexia. So after about a month, I...
    MichiganGirl420 MichiganGirl420 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 29

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    My dream... I dream of love carrying me to my destiny. I am in a boat, my eyes are set... On love, His love.... So wide and deep, so sustaining and solid, so sure, so right, so...
    liveurbestlifenow liveurbestlifenow 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    escaping reality is great but when you get back to reality it hits you like a tone of bricks
    livelaughlove0987 livelaughlove0987 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I love escaping to fantasy, but when you come back to reality it slaps you in the face really hard. Anime/Manga and music help me do that, but that only keeps you away from...
    CaptainShiromaru CaptainShiromaru 18-21, M Apr 12