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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 51-55 2 Responses Aug 31, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 31-35 1 Response Apr 15, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    So lately I have felt like she has been avoiding me and today she told me that she will be attending my graduation and wants to meet soon so we can discuss how to stay in touch...
    HopelesslyYours HopelesslyYours 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    It's not about being there for me, it's about respecting me enough to tell me why you're not. So I'll just slip back into my sleep, There's a demon in my casket and I think that we...
    Wakingdemons Wakingdemons 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Yeah, I'll let you set the pace 'Cause I'm not thinking straight My head's spinning around I can't see clear no more What are you waiting for?
    ItsGracie ItsGracie 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Especially those who have gone through difficult times and have read lots of 'self-help', 'super positive' books and have swallowed the pamphlet and therefore, lose empathy with...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Feeling your heart beat within my ownMy flesh wants and my soul desiresvainlyMemorizing the pattern of compressionsThat bring life that i the mortal can seeas it moves into your...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Actually, I like reality. Too many people can't handle it. It's sad. If you are ugly, embrace it. If you are fat, admit it. If you are dumb, shut the **** up when I'm...
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    I hate people's hands on me. I hate people who try to console me with their touch. I hate when people grope me to try to get me turned on. I become very uncomfortable. I have...
    CigaretteEater CigaretteEater 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    DAYS OF ENDLESS STRUGGLE> >>>MORE HOPEFUL PILLS TODAY ,,,, TRYING TO APPEAR (NORMAL ) IN SOME SORT OF WAY,,,,,, IT SEEMS THAT THE STRUGGLE IS ALWAYS HERE WITH ME...
    ladysaya ladysaya 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am a puzzle, made up of irreplaceable pieces. The people that I have met along the way, make up the pieces to my puzzle. If I lose them, I lose who I am. Who I want to be. I...
    AmaterasuNoOkami AmaterasuNoOkami 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    A candidate from Midnapore appearing for the entrance test of the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) was shocked to find his admit card sporting the photo of a dog.Eighteen-year...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    Say that you wanna say, and let the words fall out...honestly, I wanna see yo be brave. Show me how big your brave is.
    ItsGracie ItsGracie 31-35, F a week ago

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    Cause you could spend your life Looking for your own reflection Time can blur the lines Between what's real and what's projected Had I known what I lost, What I'd gained What it...
    BornInTheWrongEra72 BornInTheWrongEra72 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    "If home is where the heart is then we're all just f*cked"-Fall Out Boy
    silence3412 silence3412 16-17, F a week ago

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    I'm trying to live this way. I've been counting my calories for about a month and 1/2 I've lost 23 lbs I'm super happy about this. The last 2 weeks I've been exercising aerobic...
    Slackergirl Slackergirl 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    My mother is the type of person I'd have nothing to do with if we weren't already related. She is judgmental and a little delusional sometimes. She never taught me or my brother...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F Jun 28

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    I miss when my ex still loved me and touched me as she walked by and I knew she wanted my touch too. I love to touch and be touched. to rub, stroke or caress. Running my...
    Writer1967 Writer1967 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    I can't understand why everyone is obsessed with the notion of age. If the person you are with makes you happy and treats you with respect, doesn't intentionally cause you constant...
    briannawolf briannawolf 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 26

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    everyone knows me as the happy one. and kudos to myself for making them think that. but my body feels like it has no emotion. i smile as if it's a command. i tell a joke so people...
    troglodyticrecluse troglodyticrecluse 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    We both knew how this would end, but I tried to pretend that day would never come. I tried not to think about how much it would hurt to lose him and how, as I explained to him from...
    GemGirl46 GemGirl46 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    "I tried looking into her eyes to make sense of my own life, But found senseless realisations, I was reckless and she was justification; A vacation from the monotony I lived in...
    Wakingdemons Wakingdemons 18-21, F Jun 25

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    "Through sadness you have taught us to be one with the crowd, unveil the sacred order, hymns are falling down. You told the greatest stories, of love and bleeding crowns, but to...
    Brittan1998 Brittan1998 16-17, F Jun 25

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    "If I could take all this pain away, use the rage of our youth today who's to say that it's you to blame? It's the people above you the ones who swear that they love you"
    HalsteadRoundabout HalsteadRoundabout 13-15, M Jun 25

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    I've done it, went the miles. left all there was here, kept in touch with family from a distance, because i thought i'd finally found the right man. Turns out, he wasn't.
    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    Cause I'm hopeful, hopeful hopeful for today. take this music and use it let it take you away... I know it ain't easy, but that's okay.
    ThatPersonMarie ThatPersonMarie 18-21, F Jun 25

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    all of my attempts to become a socially functional person have made me miserable. they haven't been extraordinary attempts. but, they are contrary to my character and have made me...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M Jun 25

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    "I think I’m losing you, but I will never regret choosing you, Because I am in love, and for now that will be enough"
    Wakingdemons Wakingdemons 18-21, F Jun 25

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    Everyone tells me how beautiful, gorgeous and pretty I am. But reality looks different to me. I despise myself. I despise my rather big boobs, I hate that my thighs touch on the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 24

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    "You don't know what happened to that kid you raised/ or what happened to the father who swore he'd stay/ I didn't know because you didn't say/ so now you feel guilt yeah now you...
    HalsteadRoundabout HalsteadRoundabout 13-15, M Jun 24

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    I can only be manipulated/so many times/before even I love you/starts to sound like a lie -For the Love of a Daughter, Demi Lovato
    Scarredforeverbyfather Scarredforeverbyfather 16-17, F Jun 23

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    This story started 6 years ago.I fell in love with a priest when i was 15,he was 22,still studying priesthood and haven't made any of his vows yet.We met in a camp organized by the...
    Hafizamassoud Hafizamassoud 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    This story started 6 years ago.I fell in love with a priest when i was 15,he was 22,still studying priesthood and haven't made any of his vows yet.We met in a camp organized by the...
    Hafizamassoud Hafizamassoud 18-21, F Jun 23

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    This story started 6 years ago.I fell in love with a priest when i was 15,he was 22,still studying priesthood and haven't made any of his vows yet.We met in a camp organized by the...
    Hafizamassoud Hafizamassoud 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    " depersonalization" ? anyone familiar? It's the only way I can describe my thought process. other than, complete and utter loss.
    bigben7240 bigben7240 16-17, M Jun 22

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    Most of the time I don't, but I have "friends" who just love to hug me, pat me, and just generally touch me. I tense up every time, and get very angry and lose patience for the...
    zydeko zydeko 18-21 Jun 21

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