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Losing track of reality- scaring me - January 5th 2013, 01:20 PM

Right since i was tiny, I created myself an imaginary world, where i could escape to whenever i was sad or angry or hurting.

As times gone by, this imaginary world has become almost a parallel reality. It's almost real, but without the difficulty or pain. Like if i've had a falling out with a friend, or failed an assighnment, in my reality world this isn't the case.

This really helps me. It gives me a chance to get away from feeling depressed and be happy for a bit.

But heres the problem. Where this used to be a 10 minute release, i now find myself doing it for hours at a time. Even days. I won't leave my room, just lay on my bed, in my own little world.

Then, once i come out of it. I'm genuinly confused. Parts of it feel so real, that i struggle to seperate it from reality. It hurts me so much.

I'm getting really scared. It doesn't seem to be in my control anymore. I can be walking along and find myself in it. I can space out in a lecture and be in this alternate world. But i don't know i'm doing it until after. I don't know how to stop it.

But i don't know if i want to. I prefer that reality. If i had the choice i could spend the rest of my life in my room, in that reality. But i know it's not healthy.

but i can't stop.

Sorry this post is kinda long. But i'm getting really scared. I've lost track of what's real. And i'm losing control.


   
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Re: Losing track of reality- scaring me - January 5th 2013, 02:24 PM

I have an imaginary world too but I only visit it when I can't fall asleep. It's like the lyrics from the song Brick by Boring Brick by Paramore - You built up a world of magic, because your real life was tragic. You should make yourself really busy. Because it seem to me like you have too much time on your hands, since you said that you lye on your bed for hours. Play games, go out, listen to music, watch TV. Just do anything that distracts your mind. Hope that helped
   
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