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MatthewR replied to searching mom's discussion What does a person on the outside do?
"Sorry, I deleted my last message. I think I ranted a bit more than I intended to. But you're right, we're not really receptive to advice until we're ready for it. So it's a bit silly to constantly think about what might have…"
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MatthewR replied to SamJ's discussion Do you think MD has made you dull?
"I totally relate. If I hadn't been daydreaming, I might have actually developed some of the skills I imagine myself having. I like writing and sculpture, but I don't think these are conversation starters. I feel I don't have the…"
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MatthewR commented on Jixie Dye's blog post Therapeutic Daydreamer
"I was shocked to know other people were doing this, too. It seems silly now in retrospect. I just kept it a secret for a really long time. I wish I had talked to people sooner. It would have made my life a whole lot less lonely. Very nice to meet…"
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MatthewR liked Jixie Dye's blog post Therapeutic Daydreamer
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MatthewR replied to searching mom's discussion What does a person on the outside do?
"I really, really sympathize with you and your daughter. I was the same way at her age (I'm 32 now). Unfortunately, my parents never intervened, and I only spiraled further into self-imposed isolation. I dropped out of school and lost the few…"
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MatthewR commented on Dreamer's blog post No Title
"Yeah, there's always a payoff to our actions, even if we're not exactly aware of it. Daydreaming has a function for us. That's why we keep doing it. I think there's always an element of power and control in MD, and this is…"
Dec 17, 2017
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MatthewR commented on docho's blog post ''knowing the condition makes a difference''
"When I was young, I daydreamed about having friends instead of going out and making some. I avoided social situations. I stayed home instead of pursuing my dreams in reality. I sacrificed a rewarding and fulfilling life for the sake of a…"
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MatthewR commented on Jessica Ballantyne's blog post Aftermath
"I totally relate. "
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MatthewR liked Vesta Harford's discussion Maladaptive Daydreaming = Naivety
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Fear and the Real Reason I Daydream

Posted on March 26, 2017 at 9:11pm 9 Comments

This is a long post, but here it goes...

Dd’ing is something i’ve done all my life. I started when i was 4 or 5 and just kept doing it. It’s fine for a child but problematic for an adult.

This is not to say that daydreaming is bad, but that dd’ing excessively serves a purpose that is unhealthy for me. Daydreaming is a way to get what i want without trying, to have great moments in my imagination without risking rejection, and to feel powerful without any…

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The 3 Kinds of Daydreamers

Posted on March 24, 2017 at 9:45pm 12 Comments

This is just something from observation, but i get the impression that there are 3 kinds of people on this site:

  1. Neurotic Daydreamers - these are the dd’ers who are closest to the “maladaptive” definition. They use daydreams to sustain an idealized sense of self that compensates for low self-esteem, essentially “growing on the useless side of life” because these daydreams don’t improve our situation; they unconsciously serve to spare us the pain of real emotion and the…
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Has Anyone Taken Paxil (Paroxetine)?

Posted on August 3, 2014 at 6:59pm 3 Comments

In the past couple of weeks I have been seeing a doctor for major depression, anxiety - especially social anxiety disorder. I also fit the profile of someone with an avoidant personality. When i was discussing my symptoms to the doctor I described my excessive compulsion to fantasize, how i pace, and how i can't focus sometimes because my urge to daydream is so powerful. My doctor didn't seem as interested in Maladaptive Daydreaming but assumed it was an aspect of being socially avoidant. I…

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At 6:09pm on April 1, 2015, Machelle Irby said…

Matthew.... you there???

At 6:18am on November 29, 2014, Adria Nolis said…

Hey :) Yeah, it's from Dreamfall

 
 
 

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