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Unidealizing fictional friendships

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 6:46pm 2 Comments

A few days ago, I talked about how I tended to daydream about fictional friends and envy them. Like, first I will be really into them, usually because I really want a friend like one of the characters. Usually, it's because they are a good listener or because they're always around, etc.

And I've found that it's easier to stop daydreaming about specific pairs of fictional friends if I unidealize them, and I managed to do that, for the most part, by thinking more about the relationships…

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Envying fictional friendships?

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 4:43pm 2 Comments

Does anyone else envy the friendships fictional characters have? And if you do, what do you about it?

I don't think trying to make my friendships like theirs would be effective because all friendships are different. I cannot have the same relationship that someone else has because I am not them. But I also don't know how to get myself to stop.

I guess I would have to analyze what I like about the relationship and try to put that element into my relationships, instead of trying…

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a Plan to Quit

Posted on September 7, 2013 at 3:00am 2 Comments

This post was posted on  my blog on blogger, but I feel like I should cross post it here. I've read a lot of Maladaptive Daydreaming blogs on the internet, and it seems like most people have a two step recovery plan:

  1. Stop themselves from daydreaming from moment to moment
  2. Fix the root cause of the daydreaming, usually by forming or developing their…
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At 8:09am on October 13, 2013, Tinkerbell said…

Sorry for the late reply.

 

Yes it's true I do feel that  have two roles but the problem with always seeking out friends with huge problems is that they very rarely help you out with your problems.  So you are stuck with these people who only want to speak to you when they have issues which need resolving and never the other way around which can be so draining.

At 7:32am on September 1, 2013, Cordellia Amethyste Rose said…

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