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Right... Haven't Been Here In A While

As from the title, yes. I am doing research on MD for my book I am writing. One of the characters has it. She is Guin, and she is twelve years old. I was trying to create her based off of my experience, but that wasn't enough. I am glad to get the word of the disorder out there. It is real, and people need help from it. I mean, I love daydreaming, but I hate the way it has affected me. I write due to it, but I lose time and stuff. At least, I get to do something. Though, I think my parents…

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Added by Alexis S Silver on November 21, 2017 at 7:40am — No Comments

Escaping reality for awhile

This random thought crossed my mind today. Isn't everyone guilty of trying to escape reality? We go inside our minds and create stories and different lives. 

Other people escape through gaming for hours or binge watching tv shows or films and people escape into books using them to take them into another  world. I sometimes feel I would drown in reality without my daydreams and worried why it was I couldn't cope but I am beginning to think everyone feels the same need to escape but…

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Added by SamJ on November 20, 2017 at 4:16pm — 1 Comment

''knowing the condition makes a difference''

i'm a recent member , i have this condition as long as i could remember...unlike some of you who wants to keep Md for life ,i want to completely get rid of it .It stole what could have been the productive years of my life. Although I'm super thankful i discovered when i did about the conditions, I tend to think avoiding Md and its triggers is a working progress and it will take a lot more than reading an article or blogging about it to reverse its effects on our actual world. I ''self…

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Added by docho on November 14, 2017 at 1:48am — No Comments

The need to act out my daydreams (pacing)

I have a habit of acting my dreams out while I daydream. It is nearly impossible for me to daydream about something without acting it out. If I'm walking in my daydream, I pace (mostly because there isn't enough space to walk in a straight line indoors), if I need a shower, I daydream about showering (usually a plotline going on that I focus on) if I am sitting and need to daydream, I work my daydream around me sitting. If I start off on a daydream where I need to walk, the urge to get up is…

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Added by Machelle on November 11, 2017 at 5:41pm — No Comments

FIRST POST!! :)

So this is my first ever blog post - like ever...

So, obviously, i am a maladaptive daydreamer, but up until a while ago, i didnt even know what that meant. At the very beginning , i didnt even know that i was different. I daydream a lot, i always have, and i would hear people apologise and say they were daydreaming when they weren't paying attention - i didnt know that their daydreaming was different from mine.…

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Added by Ella on November 7, 2017 at 10:43am — 5 Comments

Crushes

I've literally spent many years having powerful crushes on fantasies. We all have crushes on the celebrities we admire,

but we don't know them—and they don't know us. Better yet, they obviously have nothing in common with you, whatsoever. So, how do we know that they'd like you? To be honest, I still have crushes on a couple celebrities, and surprisingly, one of them is long deceased—and was gay. Frankly, nothing is what it seems on the Netflix channel and

on the Google…

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Added by Jessica Ballantyne on October 30, 2017 at 8:49am — 1 Comment

Inpractical

I understand now—I didn't live in the real world AT ALL. I overestimated life and expected more than I can chew.

I wasn't realistic with myself and everybody around me. I didn't calculate the possibilities, instead I dove into envisaging about my future. I wanted more than what LIFE can give. I really should have appreciated the simple things in life, such as family, pets and friends. I day dreamed too much and ended up in situations that I could have prevented if I was…

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Added by Jessica Ballantyne on October 25, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

A Poem for my Daydream

Hi everyone! So, I dug out a poem I crafted some time ago, during one of my daydream crash. These were my reflections for those moments. 

M. Daydream

This experience is bittersweet

I long to be a person I can never be

A character created inside my…

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Added by Pam on October 20, 2017 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Happ-less Halloween

Today is the worst day of my life in regards to fully waking up from a dream world I've lived in for two decades. I now face a real life that's never been given any solid attention, while I was "gone" in my head. Only people in my life are my two parents, sister, our dog Gracie, my art teacher and one of my best girl friends who lives just down the road. Though, this certain number of people are not enough for me. I do want so much more than what life gives right now. I dreamt of…

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Added by Jessica Ballantyne on October 17, 2017 at 10:11am — 1 Comment

Feeling so alone

I've been finding it difficult to daydream recently. My mind has been preoccupied with work stresses. It's been leaving me feeling extremely lonely and sad.

I have 2 days off from work and feel so low. Last night I had a lucid dream where I knew I was dreaming so I brought up my daydream guy so I could dream about him clearly. It sounds odd but even in my dream I knew this story came from my daydreams.

I follow this person on social media I've tried to cut down the amount I…

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Added by SamJ on October 16, 2017 at 4:21am — 2 Comments

Straight On Question

Has anybody looked forward to an amazing future, just to feel broken later on that nothing came true, because your MDD was nothing more than "airy fairy" thinking? Could you imagine you spent 20-40 years doing this, but realizing later what a fool you really were? I'm so thankful it came to a stop at 30, because it could've been worse.

Added by Jessica Ballantyne on October 13, 2017 at 7:16am — 2 Comments

Has it happened? This went too far?

So, twice, it's been two times that, while I'm daydreaming, I've crossed the street with red traffic lights, and well, you know the rest.

This is a little scary, that's all. My dreams are already affecting me more than before....



But, I have a question (I'm sorry if my question is stupid...)

To what extent do you suffer from maladaptive daydreaming, or does it simply depend on the person?



Is that exaggerated? (I guess so, I'm trying to say that…

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Added by Mikachica on October 11, 2017 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Disney can be deceiving



I grew up as a kid in the era of Disney renaissance between 1989 to 1999. I was a very special time in my childhood.

My mom took me out to see every Disney animation ever released in theater since I was 3. When I first saw Beauty and the Beast, I distinctly felt this sexually romantic flare between Belle and the humanized beast in the ending, especially when they kissed and the kingdom
fire worked and went back to Angels of Eden. For a girl of 5, I was so humbly bumbly…

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Added by Jessica Ballantyne on October 10, 2017 at 7:55pm — No Comments

An Introductory Blog-To Be Continued..

Hello People! 

 

This is my absolute first blog so allow me to extend my warm greetings to all of you.It's an absolute relief to know that I am not the only one in this world with this weird disorder(I know this line has become monotonous now as every Mder says it)which,I discovered a few months back,had a name,Thanks to Prof. Eli Somer,and my gratitude for the person who came up with the idea of creating this website for all of us which not only gives me a platform to…

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Added by MARISHA SINGH on October 4, 2017 at 10:40am — 3 Comments

Communication and Idealisms

I honestly suck at hiding my compulsion of maladaptive day dreaming. Usually with people, they start questioning me when I decide to never listen to them. At home, mom can tell when I don't look at her and listen hard. She instantly knows that I don't take note of anything she sais. It is the same with everybody else. In fact, its been going on all of my life. Whether I was at school, work , private lessons or on a trip, people could easily tell that something is up with my hearing.…

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Added by Jessica Ballantyne on October 2, 2017 at 7:33pm — 2 Comments

Inadverdant

To be honest, I am gradually dumping my habits of excessive daydreaming. Every since I awakened to the realization that I've been living a 'dream life' over a great 'real life,' I was intensely distraught on the inside! I thought all my opportunities to form relationships, grow in a successful career, see interesting new places and live in a very nice house eventually just blown out the window, perhaps, for many years to come. This summer I felt so very discouraged and unsafe in my…

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Added by Jessica Ballantyne on September 24, 2017 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Within

Within

There's a conversation in her eyes,

Continents and oceans,

Stars and moons,…

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Added by Fallen Messenger on September 23, 2017 at 2:06pm — No Comments

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