Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Last night, I dreamt that my Mum and my old teacher had both found out about my MD.
In my dream, I was talking to my Mum and she said "You have something called Maladaptive Daydreaming." and then I said "Mum, I know!"
Then later on in the dream, I was talking to this man who was once my teacher in primary school and he said that he was my 'MD helper' or something like that. I remember thinking that MD must have been recognized as a real disorder and made more public and since it was a dream I didn't pay any attention to the fact that this whole situation had just come out of my imagination (kinda like when I start a new daydream XD).
When I woke up, I was quite glad that my Mum and some random teacher I had hadn't really found out my biggest secret ever (yes, my MD is my biggest secret, the only one no one has managed to find because they can't see inside my head and I have a password on my laptop and delete my history anyway).
So... what do you think it means? I was trying to tell my (best?) friend and she asked me what my biggest secret was and I said I wasn't telling and she was like oh come on I'm your best friend.
I almost told her but I didn't - she would blab all over the place that I have an imaginary friend or something like that. My ex wouldn't have been supportive either if I'd told him, even when he was with me. I was telling his (sort of) best friend "You don't wanna see inside my imagination." because we were talking about something like that and I'm weird : ) And my (now ex) boyfriend misheard me and said "You have an imaginary friend? You saddo." So... yeah.
What do you think this dream means? Or was it just because of stuff like going on this website?
You are perhaps too scared of people getting to know about your MD and that's why. And you worry too much about what people think of it. It is not such a bad thing. Scientists,artists need to spend quite a lot of their time daydreaming. Try to use it constructively and it is fine.