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"Fear is behind my daydreaming. I feel like i am unprepared for life. But this is just an error in my thinking. I know i can accomplish something if i just try. It doesn't have to be the best. It just has to be me. I'll  be like…"
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"Yes, exactly. Md is essentially an act of dissociation. It takes you--the real you--out of the present and into imaginary scenarios. You never fully allow yourself to exist in the here and now. Like you say, what began as a safe place has become an…"
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"By your own account, I'm wrestling with Stage 5. I'm trying to figure out where to go from here. Right now I feel more or less dead inside. I have no passion, no enthusiasm, very little hope for the future. It's very tempting to dive…"
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Haroun commented on MatthewR's blog post Fear and the Real Reason I Daydream
"I feel exactly the same I think that it's not easy to deal with MD but it's worthy I think that without MD my life will be totally different and that's what I really want for I truly believe that I'm the only one responsible for…"
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Eretaia commented on MatthewR's blog post Fear and the Real Reason I Daydream
"Time for some alchemy: :)) Fall of illusion is undoubtedly the most positive thing that can happen to anyone who is dealing with severe MD. If you don't hit the bottom, it's nearly impossible you'd be motivated to ever stand up again.…"
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Eretaia commented on MatthewR's blog post The 3 Kinds of Daydreamers
"You mean I'm exaggerating because I call MD dissociative? When I say 'dissociation', I refer to emotional dissociation when one is emotionally cut off from certain feelings - not normal dissociation which one experiences while reading…"
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MatthewR's Blog

Fear and the Real Reason I Daydream

Posted on March 26, 2017 at 9:11pm 10 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 11 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 5 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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