Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
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I went grocery shopping after work on Friday, and an MD storyline kicked in. When I interact with my imaginary friends, I move my mouth like I'm talking with them, but no sound comes out. So as I was moving my cart around the store, I couldn't stop myself -- I was gesturing and moving my mouth, interacting with my characters.
Fortunately, at first, no one noticed. People in public don't really pay attention to what's going on around them anymore. They are all talking on their cell…Continue
I was talking with my mom on the phone yesterday, and during my usual, years-in-the-process, ongoing attempt to sound like everything was fine, I burst into tears and couldn't stop crying. The shocking part was that my mother wasn't surprised. She was worried about the fact that I was so isolated and stressed. And she doesn't even know about the MD part.
She's right. I need to interact with actual human people more. I'm spending the day with her tomorrow, and then I'm going to…Continue
Warning … this is kind of dark. If you’re in a good mood, you may want to skip it.
I received a very nice email from the woman who runs the “Are You Daydreaming Your Life Away” website, after I’d sent her an email thanking her for putting up that site. She said some things that made me turn around and view the trail I’ve forged in the 43 years of my life. Maladaptive Daydreaming may sound like a mild disorder, but in my particular case, it has done some serious damage.
Most therapists in this area only work during regular business hours, and I have a job. Which doesn't matter because the company I work for just downgraded its health insurance because of cost, and a therapy session will cost me $70 a visit. I don't have that kind of money.
I need alternatives.