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Continents and oceans,

Stars and moons,…

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Added by Fallen Messenger on September 23, 2017 at 2:06pm — No Comments

All but Bliss

I used to love to maladaptive daydream between ages 12 to 29. It always made me feel happy or exhilarated. To be frank,

I still day dream a little bit today. Now that I am in my 30's, this is starting to give me a fright, for a few reasons. Day dreaming excessively has robbed me of my life. It deceived my mind to believe in 'nonsense' that are against real facts.

Since I was a teenager, I actually expected to see wonderful things in my adulthood, like dating, traveling,…

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Added by Jessica Ballantyne on September 21, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

I am better

I am better then I was. I changed my diet. Gave up sugar and high carb foods. Added in good fats, coconut oil, olive oil, butter. My mind works better now. Less anxiety and depression. I am better able to stop the dreams. 

Added by greyartist on September 20, 2017 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

Idealism , a factor in daydreaming

One of the causes of my daydreaming  is idealism.  A  supportive family and environment  made it  to possible  to grow sheltered form the harsh realities of life  . Hollywood movies are full  of stories , with happy endings where  events happen for a reason leading to a specific  positive outcome. In real life ,  it is rarely the case.  

 Daydreaming can lead to inaction, since action can potentially disturb our fantasy . Whereas Inaction leave us with so many opportunities.  To an…

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Added by Ano Nito on September 19, 2017 at 6:37pm — No Comments

To do or not to do?

I love English. I'm doing it for my degree and I could not be happier with it, however, I recently discovered that my teacher lives in the same apartment complex as me... Not that bad, I can live with that, the problem comes when I'm day dreaming and he sees me murmuring to myself and writhing my fingers. 

A bit of background, my teacher and I have gotten along amazingly, we've really hit it off and he's one of the best teachers I've ever had. After he saw me murmuring and writhing my…

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Added by Siôn on September 18, 2017 at 4:23pm — 3 Comments

A catchy quote

"Reality is a thin skim of ice over a deep lake of dark water"

Stephen King, author of 11/22/63

Added by Jessica Ballantyne on September 18, 2017 at 1:43pm — No Comments

A little introduction

Hi! My name's Lou, I'm a female-to-male transgender teen with MD. 

I have had those fleeting, one-off fantasies for most of my life, but recently I developed a plot fantasy that I'm struggling to manage. I use it to cope with my lack of identity, so I can 'jump into' all my characters. We are all very separate people, we just share a body and memories. There's of us:

-Silas- a 44 year old, strong but greying male

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Added by Lou on September 17, 2017 at 11:12am — 1 Comment

Waiting for a better life

I started doing MDD as a kid, but totally regret it today. I am all grown up now, but I feel so vulnerable towards life itself.

I lived a majority of my life in a dream state than ever emotionally and interactively responding to realistic external events around me. I always had trouble paying attention to people, so I was often socially isolated. I believed that I could take concrete subjects of 'people and things' into my dream world, and hope I can make my desires come true…

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Added by Jessica Ballantyne on September 16, 2017 at 7:50am — No Comments

Which is worse with MD?

If you had to pick one problem being the worse, is it difficulty paying attention and listening or difficulty socializing and expressing yourself with others?

Added by David Burkett on September 12, 2017 at 8:54pm — 1 Comment

Pacing

I pace alot with MD. Especially to music and movies. Sometimes I excuse myself to the other room from where people and start pacing. I pace the moment I am alone in an elevator or alone in a single person restoom. How common is this with MD? I feel like these feelings that i pace to are good energy and full of creativity. I've done this my whole life. Is this a habit that needs to stop completely or should I set aside time to pace?

Added by David Burkett on September 11, 2017 at 6:28am — 6 Comments

Question

I am 35 years old and it looks like I am in the same boat as alot of you other guys who just stumbled upon this word maladaptive daydreaming and I am so blown away how Googling the words pacing and whispering was the clue that just cracked the entire case to explaining every detail of my entire life! I was expecting to see possibilities of anxiety or stress or panic attack. I have been seeing a therapist regarding me being antisocial, standoffish and quiet my whole life and not showing any… Continue

Added by David Burkett on September 10, 2017 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Dropping my AP class

Last year my teacher said that AP Comparative Government was basically a class where we learned about the different governments of the world and how they are structured. I chose to take it because I though it would help me create more accurate and logical governments in my fantasy world, Ellse. 

However, as I discovered, it wasn't simply that. My new AP Comparative teacher, who is extremely passionate and tough, expects us to know already about current events all…

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Added by Kaitlyn Quach on September 10, 2017 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Discovering MD and my Struggles

Hello! I'm a teen, and I've had an "active imagination" for as long as I can remember. As an introvert, I've never had any problem entertaining myself--when I get bored, I just create appealing scenarios in my head, zone out, and daydream about them over and over again. Through the years, though, this daydreaming has grown from harmless to somewhat concerning. My daydreaming has become less controllable, and it has become harder and harder to turn it off and focus on the real world. I've…

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Added by Hannah on September 9, 2017 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

I'm back for a little while

I'm back for a little while. I stopped logging in because day dreaming wasn't interfering with my life. However, I noticed that the past few weeks it's been causing issues with procrastination, and disrupting a project I'm working on. I begin working on the project again yesterday, which is writing a series of spiritual poems. If I continue working on them then I might or might not log in. I have to finish them by October 22.

Added by Neva Darbe on September 9, 2017 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Daydreaming to avoid unbearable reality

 I have daydreaming for almost 15 years ,i guess what started out a coping mechanism ended up being very addictive, 

it was because it allowed to improve ( in fantasy) my real circumstances without  taking any action. i could go anywhere, be anything,  do anything.. as long as my imagination allowed, an imagination inspired by reality. movies, books,..., basically i could solve all the world problems, incorporating real world characters , 

The closer my characters acted like in…

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Added by Ano Nito on September 9, 2017 at 12:40pm — 1 Comment

checking in again after one whole year

hey there, it's been over a year since i made a blog post on here so i figured i should post an update on my MD and how it has progressed. i'm seeing a lot of new faces on this website, so for everyone who is new, welcome!! 

my name is meghan, i'm 20 years old and a junior in college (university) and i live in illinois, usa. MD is something that has been a constant in my life since i was 9 years old, and i've had the same set of characters since i was 12 years old. i found out about…

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Added by meghan on September 8, 2017 at 1:35am — 2 Comments

Hi there, I am an MD er too. Its a relief that such a term 'Maladaptive daydreaming' was coined. It is actually very comforting to know that many people like me exist. I have had this disorder since …

Hi there, I am an MD er too. Its a relief that such a term 'Maladaptive daydreaming' was coined. It is actually very comforting to know that many people like me exist.

I have had this disorder since my earliest memories. My MD has always been centered around my love interest at that point of time. Yes, I have always had a love interest since kindergarten. It just shifts from one person to another. I thought it was perfectly normal and that everyone had it. My daydreams always centred… Continue

Added by Devi on September 4, 2017 at 1:35pm — 2 Comments

Truth is ironic

I feel as if my dream world is remotely the opposite from the real world. Shouldn't our heads tell us the truth? I mean sometimes our dreams do tell us what future events awaits us, whether your awake or asleep. You'll be surprised in the future that I has finally come true. But, usually, you foresee these upcoming events by accident, not that you really wanted to know. People call it foresight or prevision.



However, there are other dreams that are made up fantasies, such…

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Added by Jessica Ballantyne on September 2, 2017 at 8:31am — 2 Comments

Sucked in

Man oh man. I spent the last several weeks binging one of my favorite shows and it got me daydreaming so deep. I think about every spare minute of the day I turn my brain into my brain. It's the best story and the best show and so for about 151 episodes I feel completely at home and emotionally entrenched, but now it's over and I'm trying to tell myself to move on but I just can't just yet. 

It's just so weird and dumb that I can build a family out of t.v. show and feel loved…

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Added by Morgan of Orris on August 30, 2017 at 6:31pm — No Comments

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