Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
All the time! They're never perfect, but they're mine, you know? But it makes me wonder how it will effect my relationships in the future. How is anyone supposed to live up to my wild imagination? :P
Absolutely! In all of my daydream scenarios I have a love interest and I develop very deep feelings for them. Like several others have previously mentioned in this thread, my characters are all flawed in some fashion, and this makes them more "real" to me. I've never been someone who envisions the stereotypical perfect white knight who comes and rescues me from the doldrums of my life. That just doesn't work for me because it's not believable (yes, I fully recognize the irony in using the word "believable" when referencing a daydream).
Sometimes I become quite despondent when reality sets in and I am forced to acknowledge that the man I love isn't real. Over the years, I've endured several painful break-ups (I know - who hasn't?) and as a result have become more withdrawn; less trusting. I figure if I don't put myself out there, I won't have to have that constant anxiety that my partner will hurt me. Yes, I realize this logic is neither helpful nor productive, but it's where I'm at right now. At this time, I feel like the men in my daydreams are enough, although I don't believe I'd turn away a flesh and blood man if they presented themselves.
My daydream is centered around my relationship with a made-up man. And the thought of giving him up sounds like a real death.
I've even talked with my made-up husband about how I need to get back to my real life. See you later.