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I Lose Touch With Reality Intentionally

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    i feel like reality is now like clay it is what i see it to be, its up to the person viewing it. it seems like the world is so much more than what everyone sees and accepts but it...
    Mineman214 Mineman214 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    Reality just gets worse when things were good so **** it.
    dyingalittleinside97 dyingalittleinside97 16-17, F Jul 7

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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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    fivetimesforte fivetimesforte 13-15, F a week ago

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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 Jul 18

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    I Need a buddy that's in the same position as me and wants to lose weight with me, anyone? Please?
    DessyLove DessyLove 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    Any women who have successfully lost the weight they gained with birth control? I gained 18 pounds.. :( and it's so hard to lose weight with birth control for me. But I need it...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 18

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    I need someone to lose weight with - healthy of course. Message me x
    asdfghjkl182 asdfghjkl182 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    I would only lose it with someone I love and loves me. :)
    nothingme nothingme 22-25, F 10 Responses Jul 22

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    I really want a friend. I friend to lose weight with. Some one to talk to, improve are eating habits, and work on our progress together. If anyone's around my age and height and...
    biebbrauhll biebbrauhll 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    So There's this guy.. I'm really tall like 5'9 and he's quite taller than me like 9" taller and I think I like him but it's getting a little irritating that he doesn't talk much...
    inspiredwriterxx inspiredwriterxx 13-15, F 17 hrs ago

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    Really I'm still in shock and I haven't really figured out how to feel about this yet. Maybe talking about it here will help. I'll start from the beginning with how I met and...
    NuuIdeas NuuIdeas 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have been having a particularly hard weekend dealing with the loneliness of living with a spouse with chronic pain so I searched the web and found this site. As I read some of...
    hispainismypain hispainismypain 61-65, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    That may be that. My wife discovered that I have stayed in touch with my girlfriend. She packed a bag and left. My children are both out of town. I dread Sunday, when I have...
    PC09 PC09 51-55 3 Responses Jul 2

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    All of the people who are on this even though this isn't an experience please feel free to message me I'm here to talk anytime I'm a paramedic and it's my job so don't be hesitant...
    mparker7789 mparker7789 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    With people im close to not so much it's usually with acquaintances or people iv'e just met that im not close to,i dont always make the effort if they dont and it's not that i dont...
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    I was riding the bus the other day with my cousin when we witnessed angry old man accusing a young of stealing his phone charger. The young man had no idea why the old man was...
    Mulhollandrive Mulhollandrive 26-30, F Jul 9

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    I have lived with my parents basically since was eight years old. Actually, let me back up. My biological parents have been divorced since I was only three. After that, I lived...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 23

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    People always tell me I'm pretty etc. I'm about 80kg, 160cm. My husband always made me feel hideous. Intentionally or not, I don't know. But we r breaking up. He doesn't fancy me...
    Misha88 Misha88 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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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 Jul 20

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    I met him almost 18 months ago, it was lightening.. incredible chemistry immediately. I had never experienced anything like it in my life... I remember the day, I remember...
    Scorpionchild Scorpionchild 46-50, F 6 days 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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    I am not married, however I view my partnership with as much weight as a typical marriage and resources on the topic are limited, so here I am. While I at least have the benefit...
    opheliasodyssey opheliasodyssey 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    Oh, but I do. I have never discerned more clearly in my life. The last month has been an emotional roller coaster. But last night...last night my phone rings just as I am...
    yellowroom yellowroom 51-55, F 3 days ago

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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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    The internet allows people to be S L U T T Y (men and women) with little consequences. People post "I'm H O R N Y" or " who wants to see my......" If you walked up to someone in...
    CanadianGal80 CanadianGal80 31-35, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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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...
    MildLife MildLife 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    The main reason i have an account on ep was because i need someone to talk to.reality's a *****.people that you meet and you face to everyday doesn't seem to give a **** on you...
    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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    And here I was thinking the guy was a sociopath. No, he's just a narcissist. Like that's supposed to be comforting or something.. Well, here's the story. When we first met, he fell...
    JourneeBlue JourneeBlue 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22

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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 2 Responses Jul 23

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    This is embarrassing for me to admit. Because I only watch them during the summer and I don't even keep a tv in my dorm. I spend a majority of my time doing smarter things. But yes...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Oh, the years where have they disappeared to? Can't take it back, vanished in air and ran away. Our wishing to take back time, what we spoke, the time we could have spent, the...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    this one will be quick and it's devoted to InLove000! lol :) I love ya! hahah ok.. So my teacher yesterday..We were sitting at a table and he was really close to me his arm was...
    sparkydream sparkydream 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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    Is this teacher intentionally ******* me off?! Damn it all! Get out of my head!!! I hate your mysteriousness. I always loved mystery, but now you just made me hate it!
    LoveYouMisterA LoveYouMisterA 18-21, F Jul 13

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    My partner is an addict. He was clean when we met. Been dabbling again for almost a year, occasionally at first, once a month or so but almost daily for at least the last 2 months...
    hoppy87 hoppy87 26-30, F Jul 13

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    I'm trying so hard and feel like I'm going no where, I've always been deeply upset with my body. Even when I was in a size 4 or a 6 I thought I was fat? I look back at that and...
    huntersmiles14 huntersmiles14 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    Tbh . I want to do that a lot but I realize that life is not gonna go anywhere you can't escape. Life. You just gotta realize. That reality is reality and. Things happen for a...
    babyskyx3 babyskyx3 13-15, F Jul 14

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    My father was not there when I was born. He did not show up until I was 4. My mother hadn't heard from him and thought he had left Germany and sneaed back to somewhere in former...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 20

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    So, I'm a very skiddish person. I don't leave the house much. I work from home. I just don't do well with much social interaction. I'd love to travel the world but I'm just so...
    theallknowing theallknowing 61-65, M 1 Response