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I Lose Touch With Reality Intentionally

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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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 2007

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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

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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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    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...
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 2 Responses Mar 19, 2011

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    Mineman214 Mineman214 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    Reality just gets worse when things were good so **** it.
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    At times I feel stuck in a loop. Sometimes, I something will hit me out of this never ending pattern and I feel like I am actually here. But when i'm not, its like I want to...
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    Hate that moment when you first wake up , that split second where you forget . Then it hits you -.-
    guessitsjustmexo guessitsjustmexo 18-21, F a week ago

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    muffinpowers muffinpowers 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 29

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    DessyLove DessyLove 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I need someone to lose weight with - healthy of course. Message me x
    asdfghjkl182 asdfghjkl182 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I would only lose it with someone I love and loves me. :)
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    JosDor1510 JosDor1510 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Mulhollandrive Mulhollandrive 26-30, F Jul 9

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    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Misha88 Misha88 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I've constantly been trying to lose weight and have found nothing that works. I'm not an unhealthy person by any means but for some reason it just doesn't come off. Any ideas?
    jennalaursen21 jennalaursen21 16-17, F 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    felismina felismina 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I want to lose it so bad because my sexual instincts are stronger than normal and there very wolflike. So I feel like I need to mate most or the time. I'm tired of humans looking...
    ShadowWolf190 ShadowWolf190 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    185 Cm, almost 85 Kg ... what about this weight? .. I have a small Paunch and I want to lose it ^_^^
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    I've never told anyone about this before, and I am glad this site is here. I have kept this a secret for a long time. We were friends since we were children, and went to the same...
    shirevampira shirevampira 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    keeping up with the kardashians, my strange addiction, here comes honey boo boo, toddlers and tiaras, kourtney and khloe take Miami, Americas next too model, you name it I watch it...
    oreocooky oreocooky 13-15, F 14 hrs ago

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    Society throws on this image of being a mighty lion. Taking in its cubs, using them, teaching them to be perfect just like they are. When in reality society should be the cubs and...
    princessxk96 princessxk96 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I think one must connect by hearts first before their bodies.. I think how a man treat his woman in public will determine the impression about who the man is and who the woman is...
    9thguy 9thguy 26-30, M 4 hrs ago

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    My MM has disrespected me one too many times. I have tried to be everything that he wanted but have lost myself. I've lost my spark, my enthusiasm for life and even sometimes my...
    nolasanchez30 nolasanchez30 31-35, F 12 hrs ago

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    I would never hurt someone intentionally. It's mean and unwise. I've been a victim of such sorts & I'm not angry with myself as much as I am feeling pity for that person. He'll be...
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F Jul 1

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    opheliasodyssey opheliasodyssey 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    It sucks. I will get into a routine and stick with it for about a week, and then I get out of the routine and it's so hard to get back into it. There's got to be some way to stick...
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 16-17 5 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Some people think I have had some traumatic experience when, in reality, I'm just ticklish. Everywhere. No one ever confronts me about it, though. Oh well, let them think what they...
    gimmeasec gimmeasec 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    AND I have a diet that's cheap and works! I don't know what it's called, but I got it from a women's magazine... First: Eat fruit with each meal, and for snacks. Breakfast: All...
    cozyuptothefire cozyuptothefire 51-55, F 6 Responses Jun 29

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    Giant In My Heart Lyrics Kiesza "Giant In My Heart" I'm trying to pretend it isn't true But even when I want its like I can't get over you Over you Over you, Over you And...
    marklovescoffee marklovescoffee 46-50, M Jul 15

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    RavenRena17 RavenRena17 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    One of my friends referred to me as "approximately straight." Hahahah. To be honest I think sexuality is all in shades of grey. In reality, I do admire the female figure, and I...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    Life kinda sucks right now. Parents divorce. Lose my pets. Lose my dad. Lose my room. Lose my house. Lose my safe place. Lose my backyard. Lose the bike trails. Lose the neighbors...
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    urbanmellow urbanmellow 22-25, F Jul 10

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    She wears it like a mask Each time she comes to me, A shroud to cloud my eyes, A veil I cannot see. But her mask is just a ruse, An aspect of her game. It hides the girl behind...
    VolcanicPassions VolcanicPassions 36-40, M Jul 10

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    JourneeBlue JourneeBlue 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago