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I Think Im Addicted To Escaping

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    What if I turn my reality into something I

    wouldn't want to escape but celebrate?
    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 21

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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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    which means I actually don't have it. ppl who have schizophrenia don't "think" they have it. They don't even know they have it! so, at least I can distinguish my paranoid delusions...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 1 day ago

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    Everyone be on the lookout Lisatheticklee01 is a fraud, "she" probably even isn't a "she" spent months talking and getting to know "her" only for asking twice for a photo and...
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    Everyone be on the lookout Lisatheticklee01 is a fraud, "she" probably even isn't a "she" spent months talking and getting to know "her" only for asking twice for a photo and...
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    I have been struggling with addiction and concentration issues all my life. I discovered and joined EP more than a year ago, and I slowly became addicted to the point where I...
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am really addicted so much to it. Mostly for rp though. Lol
    tied2fate tied2fate 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 24

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    One of the most engaging and insightful talks I've seen in a while: https://www.ted.com/talks/johann_hari_everything_you_think_you_know_about_addiction_is_wrong
    LolaRosa LolaRosa 18-21, F Aug 23

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    I wrote few days earlier a farewell post about my dearest friend but today I want to announce I was mistaken. I never lost my dearest friend, I thought he was, I wanted him to be...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I think some people shouldn't have kids. I'm not trying to be mean or rude, but I think in many casses, it's simply irresponsible. It's irresponsible as a inhabitor or this planet...
    FallenButterflies FallenButterflies 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I think about everything everytime everywhere. I think about every side of the truth and am not biased. I overthink my own opinion. I think about what someone said three times. I...
    MutedVoice MutedVoice 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    (nervously steps forward) just decided to come off medication after 12yrs for my bipolar obviously with a Dr, also I have been addicted to codiene for 12yrs since I was 19 and had...
    BipolarChick1983 BipolarChick1983 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I remember the first time I read Neil Gaiman’s Sandman volumes and encountered the girl known as Death. I remember thinking how fitting it seemed that Death was a woman. Because...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Now that he is completely gone... I still think about his touch. The way his hands makes my legs shiver everytime. Thinking about it just makes me feel so hott. It feels so real. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 15

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    Hmm. I wonder what is that draws people to cheat in marriage? I'm sure they know it's wrong, but what's the appeal? I can only guess that they prefer a fantasy to reality. Cheating...
    lillyunbelievable21 lillyunbelievable21 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    yes, I sure am!!! I Hurd u should use coconut oil on yo lips, tho but I will always be addicted to lip balm
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 14

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    I don't mean boyfriend and girlfriend kind of love though. I mean love Himself. Yes ! Oh just cannot stop getting addicted to love. Ok I will say : " I am addicted to Love loving...
    GirlyCasey123 GirlyCasey123 22-25, F Aug 12

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    Stevie Wonder and Jack Nicklaus are in a bar. Nicklaus turns to Wonder and says, "How is the singing career going?" Stevie Wonder says, "Not too bad, the latest album has gone into...
    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I think the world is broken down into primarily two kinds of people. On one side you have the people that think, "This is a beautiful, yet ugly world." On the other side you have...
    DarkCogito DarkCogito 22-25, M 9 Responses Aug 12

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    I know it's over I know it's done I know now that nothing last forever but why won't I stop feeling this way? I think you've moved on I think you're happy but can you please teach...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I've know quite a few girls, and even here recently, thinks man thongs are like, way hot and sexy. I say if a girl doesn't like them, there are plenty of girls who do.
    thongaddicted thongaddicted 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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    I hate that my parents think that they know what I'm going through.. That they think that they've been through this too.. That they think this is just a "stage" in life. That they...
    RonnieBoy808 RonnieBoy808 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 10

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    Long letter but I hope someone reads it all the way to give me some advice. I am 29 and do want children and I feel I would be a good mother. About 3 weeks ago I found out I was 2...
    15so15 15so15 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    My dad was addicted to meth and heroin, he used to have a problem with cocaine years ago, but now he is a month sober :)
    udamansteel udamansteel 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    Sometimes I wonder if we are scrutinized by society or by our own selves so much that we assume others are as well. And if we create our own boundaries, does anyone else even think...
    Smileydork Smileydork 13-15, F Aug 9

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    I lay in bed thinking of you. You haven't got a clue what you mean to me. Even though you think you do... you don't know quite the way my heart beats at the thought of you or the...
    cmyk323 cmyk323 36-40, F Aug 9

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    I hate the fact that some people think far enough to have to say that my Real Mother used my Father for more opportunities because he was an older man... The thing is that There's...
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