Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Hi everyone. I'm new here.At the end of 2020 I had suffered a severe depression and went almost completely into my head. To be honest, the only reason why I'm alive is because my roommate had…Continue
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I found this forum while researching MD. Because of how often my daydreaming inhibits daily functioning, I had decided to try and find if there was a such thing as a daydreaming disorder. I was surprised to find that one had recently been indicated and that there was research underway to understand it more.
On Tuesday my kids and I are flying to NY to visit family. A friend of mine, who used to be my roommate, is going to watch my dogs for me. Because I've been in my head a lot lately, the house is a mess! We're cleaning today. I gave my kids the living room, hallway, and bathroom to do while I take care of the kitchen. (their ages are 20 and 16 but they never clean unless I nag them)
Eventually, we took a break. I have like 80% of the kitchen done. That was over an hour ago, and…Continue
I feel very conflicted about my maladaptive daydreaming. I mean, for most of my life I've lived in my head. Oddly enough, this didn't stop me from living a very active and full life. I would just daydream whenever I didn't absolutely need to be grounded in reality. I've had many wonderful real life experiences and met some amazing people over the past few decades.
The problem is that sometimes my daydreaming gets in the way of life and it's gotten more intense over time. Everyone…Continue