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I Think Im Addicted To Escaping

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    Have Always Been

    When I was younger, my parents would fight all the time. So I would never sit at home, I would always go out and play to avoid it, especially on Sundays and holidays.My mother divorced my dad when I was 11.   Now that I am older, I either play my guitar or play with my...
    gamingzone3 gamingzone3 18-21, F Mar 10, 2010

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    This Describes Me Perfectly.

    Ever since I can remember, I've been addicted to escaping. Whether it was escaping from my living situation, running away from friends, or simply escaping from reality, it's always been a problem with me.There are so many friends that I've abandoned over the years, and usually...
    rachynymph rachynymph 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 8, 2010

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    It Only Hurts More, The Longing.

    It is truly an addiction. Escaping occupies so much of my thoughts, along with the loathing. I think of going far away from people and civilization to just be......without complicating anything else or dragging anyone else down. I feel like a failure-anchor, I am not just a...
    Aptrick Aptrick 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 27, 2011

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    Escapist

    Escapist - A person who escapes daily routine to a world of fantasy. Me - A person who can't deal with reality and does anything to escape it. I don't like problems, conflicts or difficulties. I wish to lead a peaceful, happy life. It's easy to please me. I'm a pretty simple...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 22, 2011

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    Hell Yeah!

    ..aaand I'm not proud of it. Proves that I'm a little coward who lacks the strength to deal with her own problems. Really, how am I going to be successful if I keep distancing myself from solutions? Has anybody found a cure to this? It sucks and it makes you depend on others...
    lifeofmine lifeofmine 18-21, F Jan 20, 2013

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    When I Drink

    "click" i breathe in i breathe out "chug chug chug" i sighed i start relaxing my muscles unwinding i feel myself forgetting memory fading "sip" my eyes are drooping i start smiling wooziness sets in "click" "chug chug chug" i sway right and left back and forth "finish it off...
    invisiblegirl904 invisiblegirl904 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2011

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    Running From Everybody

    I am so lonely, but I can't and don't know how to let anyone close to me.  I change jobs often because I don't develop relationships with people I work with.  I am married to a man that doesn't care that I don't communicate.  I stay busy all the time to avoid...
    bbb123ranch bbb123ranch 41-45, F Sep 2, 2010

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    Escaping Life

    If you wonder,Why I'm writing,Late at night,I'm addicted,I write 'cos,I'm escaping life,The only way,I know how.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Jan 18, 2012

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    Obsession With The Idea Of Escape

    I'm sick. I'm sick of the world around me. Every day I see something in the media (in some form) that causes me pain. Every second of alone time I get with my mind is spent thinking of ways in which things could be different to how they are. I'm not happy with anything as it is...
    Azeebi Azeebi 18-21 1 Response Sep 27, 2012

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    Dreams

    I've had recurring dreams throughout my life but I think the one that's repeated most often is the "escape" dream.  It happens in all kinds of settings with all kinds of different people but it's always the same....me trying to get away from people, family members...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 5 Responses Jan 9, 2010

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    It Might Be A Serious Problem...

    It seems like it's all I can think of now-a-days. I'll be sitting in class and I'm like, "hmmm...I bet if I just get up and walk out no one will stop me. I won't even answer if they ask where I'm going. I could get on the bus too, it's totally gonna be outside in like 10 minutes...
    bananajane bananajane 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2010

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    Inhale, Exhale.

    Well I am addicted to getting high. I am addicted because I am afraid to live in the real world. Somehow it always seems to **** me in the face everytime I go out there. I lost my job, got my first ticket I can't even pay and I can't **** a clean drug test to save my life. I...
    SecretSpirit SecretSpirit 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2011

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    My Way Of Escaping Is.

    The way i escape is my smoking marijuana. and have been since i was 17, so i know its bad but it helps me deal with life and my racing thoughts and helps with my insomnia. wish there was another way...being sober is no fun, the world in a whole is negative so i rather be in...
    quietkris quietkris 31-35, M Feb 17, 2010

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    I Need...

    I can sing well, dance well, run in heels and learn instruments quickly. I can sleep completely comfortably on a hard surface and fold T-shirts with one hand, cook anything that you can think of and touch my feet to the top of my head. These are some of my talents. Random...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 10, 2010

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    I'm sorry to whoever may read this that I made it so long, but its late and I'm tired of writing in my journal, at least here there's a possibility of a response and I need to let...
    littlebitoflucky littlebitoflucky 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I never realized how addicted to cigarettes I was until I tried to go without them. ...Hi, I am a 36 year old smoker and here is my story... I started smoking in April of this...
    bluefireball4949 bluefireball4949 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Whenever I read this experience I think of the song "Addicted" by Saving Abel. I am addicted to you babe and I Always will be. You're all I think about and all I want is to make...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    I started smoking a few days after a very close friend of mine committed suicide. Up until that point, I never considered taking up smoking. Most of my family and friends smoke...
    bluefireball4949 bluefireball4949 31-35, M Oct 1

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    Long story i'm going to try and keep it short and as strait forward as possible. 3 year's ago i met someone through a cousin and we became good friend's.His girlfriend became...
    cdndna cdndna 22-25, M Oct 13

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    I had my tattoos in my back when I was 17 , 9 days before i reach 18 and I love the feelings of pain so got my other tattoos yesterday on my belly and pretty hurts until now BUT I...
    circlingeye circlingeye 18-21, F Sep 24

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    I have known her now for about 4 years. I will sum up my story as best I can. I got married at the age of 18 & had a baby soon after I turned 19. I needed to feel safe, & the older...
    4everflowing 4everflowing 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    I wish I had an online friend to talk to about diet and sugar addiction. I have one, but she is usually busy and distracted when talking to her. Addictions are so hard. People don...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    I have the crazy obsession with socks! Socks are life! My mind mostly thinks about socks! Especially in school when I see girls socks :D I love seeing different style socks and...
    Fetish4life Fetish4life 18-21, T Oct 1

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    I might as well face it I'm addicted to love....to the man I love, that is........ and I don't want to be cured. 
    JustanonyMOUSE JustanonyMOUSE 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    I really hate this. I wish I never let my curiosity lead me to watching ****. I forgot how it feels to not be tormented by these **** thoughts! I know I'm addicted because my...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 12 Responses Sep 29

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    My parents should be proud because i'm addicted to internet, not drugs!
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 29

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    This is true even though I dont get to smoke that much I am addicted to cigarettes
    jon200547 jon200547 26-30, M Oct 4

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    This is true even though I dont get to smoke that much I am addicted to cigarettes
    jon200547 jon200547 26-30, M Oct 4

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    This is true even though I dont get to smoke that much I am addicted to cigarettes
    jon200547 jon200547 26-30, M Oct 4

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    yea I am truly addicted to experience project I come here a lot even though I don't post a lot or talk to people a lot I do come here a lot
    jon200547 jon200547 26-30, M Oct 4

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    This is true even though I dont get to smoke that much I am addicted to cigarettes also I love the long menthol brands
    jon200547 jon200547 26-30, M Oct 4

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    I have over 600 photos on Instagram Ahhhhhhh Yeah I'm addicted lol
    StefanieL StefanieL 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    I am addicted to the internet and my videogames and movies and also smoking cigarettes
    jon200547 jon200547 26-30, M Oct 4

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    I am addicted to youtube I go on there I have even made youtube videos
    jon200547 jon200547 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    I grew up with a family that has many addictions. Currently my step father is a meth addict and my little sister is addicted to Zanex
    dreaminghope dreaminghope 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    My mum is addicted, it's ruining her life
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1 16-17, M Oct 5

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    I made good steps forward healing! I go online only every 2 days. I use it only at daytime. For atleast 2 hours not more. My sleep shedule got back to normal, although i still...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F Oct 8

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    realllyyyyyyyyyyyy addicted !!
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    Something I am very ashamed of and embarrassed to tell anyone about. I have grown addicted over the last few months. I take too many fiber doses and laxatives in fear of being fat...
    battlefighter battlefighter 18-21, F Oct 13

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    I'm heavily addicted to coffee and migraine pills. Honestly it probably makes my migraines worse. I've cut back a lot on coffee, though.
    lalaloopsytrollpony lalaloopsytrollpony 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't know if addicted but I must be as I've been doing it every weekend. I feel it has ****** up my mood. I keep saying I'm not doing next weekend but I end up buying it. I do...
    Offoff Offoff 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    That said, I am totally open to any new ideas that can help me become even more addicted. If you smoke 3 packs per day or more of full flavor strong cigarettes and have any ideas...
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M 4 days ago

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    ... and I totally love it. are you? please join our new group here if you too are a heavy smoker and are strongly pro-smoking. also, please invite friends who you are confident are...
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    ... and I am so humbled by the fact that had I not had a bunch of weird stuff growing up that turned me into a rebel and skeptic of all things those in authority tell us, I might...
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've been I use to be addicted to pills. Xanax. Perks. You name it I've probably done it. But i started to realize I wasn't me anymore. And I didn't care much for the person I had...
    LostGirl1029 LostGirl1029 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I hate when I write too much, forgive me. I've been single now for 3 months. My how the time flies. My ex and I were together for 5 years, engaged for about 2 but with no plans of...
    LockRobster LockRobster 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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