Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Just when I think I'm coming out of MD, there are other signs that are still apparent. The other night, my family was watching TV and my sister noticed that I had a horrified expression on my face. I wasn't day dreaming, but I was thinking of something very serious. Whenever I'm deep in thought, it just bleeds out of my face. I've had random people and co-workers see me make all sorts of faces. Lately, my family does catch me talking to an 'invisible person' in the room, and this has been going on for years. I have no social life, so I wind up talking to my own thoughts. Overall, I don't have a very good lifestyle, and my mom blames it on the fact my mind is on the 'other side of the galaxy.' She can see and hear things from me all the time, and assumes everybody else does too. Since I started MD as a kid, I never took in mind that daydreaming would ruin my adulthood and it certainly has. I took up computer graphics as a major and hoped for a successful career, but this never happened, so I still live at home. It's embarrassing that I never flew the coop and I'm 33 years old.