Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Hello, this is my first post and I wanted to ask you all do you think that we escape to MD because we feel like we have lack of control in our real lives? When I feel helpless or feel like I have no control of everything around me, I tend to daydream to make thing go the way I want them too. Please tell me what you think.
Yes, I think that is a big part of it. When I was young especially I felt like I had little control over anything at all, but in my daydreams I was secretly able to be in control of almost everything. I was a mad scientist with a laboratory full of fantastic devices that could do many things. I was a powerful wizard that had secret knowledge and could manipulate people and things. My daydreams led me on exciting adventures and gave me control over all of the things that I could not control in my real life. IS it any wonder that I spent more time in that fantastic world than in the real one?