Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I have been daydreaming for years. When I say years, I mean I cant remember when I started. Of recently, my daydreaming has started to make me depressed. In my daydreams, I dream of real people that…Continue
Recently, it seems that I have lived in my head more than the real world. I daydream everyday for several hours about old schoolmates and being closer to them than I actually was. As days pass, I am…Continue
Tammy O. has not received any gifts yet
It is 2019. I am 27 and I have spent countless hours of my life living in a daydream. Yes, I know its not real but the pull to escape the harsh reality of life is something so strong that I cannot deny. I was terminated from a teaching job for failing to perform to their standards in February and I have yet to find a job since then. When I am not daydreaming, I am suicidal and inundated with self-doubt. I have yet to convince myself a reason to be here other than my daydreams. I am taking…Continue
I thought I would one day reach the age where I no longer have to daydream. I thought that one day I would be able to express my true self with courage and optimism of the future and what it would hold. However, time passed and my draydreams hadnt stopped but only evolved. I wish I had time to go back and not live in my daydream but I cant. I am 26 and I fear that I have wasted so much time not doing a lot of things I was supposed to be doing. I feel like I dont have any goals. I feel like I…Continue
Hello everyone. I hope everyone is doing well.
I never thought I will get to the point that I am really fed up with holding on to things. I love daydreaming because its comforting but at this point I am sick of it. I have held onto people and things that no longer serve me. I have dwelt so much in the past that I cant focus on my future. I have no idea if the career path I am following is actually the path I want to be in. I have no idea why I have so much hate against people…Continue
Hello everyone. I am writing to share my experience as it may help some of you that deal with the issue.
I have been dealing with maladaptive daydreaming for quite a few years now even though I came across the term only this year. I am now 25 years old and I no longer want to continue to suffer with this issue.
Problem, social anxiety and misdiagnosis
As a child I used to suffer from social anxiety in which I was very shy and would often keep to myself. Though I would…Continue