Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
And did it feel awkward afterward or were you alright? If I fall back into MD, I want to be able to imagine real people in daydream but I'm scared I wouldn't be able to look them in the eye...
By the way, I'm new here. I have a history of MD from a very young age, but I managed to overcome it completely last year. Lately, I've daydreamed a few minutes here and there, but I'm scared of relapsing. When I daydream, I avoid having romantic or sexual fantasies although, I used to daydream about those things when I was younger.
Yes, lots! For example, I have often daydreamed about my psychology professors being psychiatrists for my imaginary characters, based on what they really specialized in. Then I'd go visit them during their office hours to talk about class-related material like nothing ever happened, lol. I also daydream about my family, but never anything bad about them (only bad things about me), so I feel alright. xD
When I was a kid I used to DD about characters on cartoons and tv shows. ( Don't laugh!) like spiderman or the x-men, or captain picard and lt rieker from star trek next generation. i was always saving the day or impressing them.
Now that i'm older I fantasize about situations with people that it is important for me to please or look good in front of. These days I fantasize about this guy. We like or used to like each other but for some reason the relationsip never took off. I'll keep reliving a scenario that we may have had in real life ( where I felt good with him) and play it over and over and change it up a little here and there. Those DDs are usually romantic not sexual.
I'm surprised that people say they feel shame fantasing about ppl. I feel NO shame about that. lol. As long as they dont find out! <---my concern tho is that the fantasies will make me feel more attached to/infatuation with someone that I actually do feel.
yeah i think about people all the freakin time!! i always daydream about people i want to impress like my family my girlfriend, and ust other peple like basically EVERYONE!!! hahahha but mostly my family and my girlfriend and her family. i just want to make them happy i guess i dont know i wanna feel better i hate it that i want to feel better i wish i could just worry about myself and not worry about impressing anybody just myself. but at the same time that would make me happy to impress people. ugh! i just hate it i dont know. but yeah i always daydream about romantic stuff to but mostly impressing people ill stop now.