Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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: