"Hi, Expressing your thoughts is always a positive first step as us dreamers tend to keep everything inside. As Source pointed out, our DDs are always connected to what we are lacking in real life and yearn. Like you and many others, I am also afraid…"
"I never thought of it that way MatthewR., but it is like we are children playing make-believe, feeding ourselves fairytales to try to make sense of the world and make it a less scary/overwhelming place. I also agree with AlanD. regarding being able…"
"I think she's referring to switching to another DD. I understand how you feel because when I am beginning a new DD after being on the same one for a considerable amount of time, I also find that I am not as emotionally connected to the new one…"
"I know I probably should not comment on this because I do not live on my own but I agree with Sally and Annie. I don't think living on your own will remedy the issue but it may bring upon a self-realization that will trigger a change.
I want to let you know that you are not alone! I know it's difficult right now and you feel like it's all pointless/hopeless, but trust me it isn't! Things do get better. Right now I suggest that you don't think too much of…"
I have the same problems connecting the expectations I have created for myself with my actions. I know that this is due to my lack of motivation, work ethic, and constant daydreaming. DDing is just easier and if one life path doesn't…"
"I have come to the same realization regarding my DDs and the perceptions of the "real" world I have built because of them, however, it never sunk in till I wrote it down when attempting to help another dreamer on another site.
"Same. I preferred the company of my DD characters to real people throughout my life. I never thought there was something wrong with me or of the consequence of alienating myself from others. I just thought that sooner or later I'd get over it…"
"Very true. I found myself going through my second anxiety "crisis" after my played out DD plots imploded, no longer felt "real", I started examining my life, and my anxiety got so bad I could not DD. I see it…"