Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
OK, today I had this brilliant oppourtunity to daydream. My Dad is the technician for a disco buissness, and he was doing a party for 8 year olds - I went with my parents to show the kids how to do some of the dances.
Anyway, we set the equipment up on a stage, but there were 2 curtains - one hiding the main stage area, then there was a black curtain about 21 feet behind it, and the distance between that and the wall was about 3 feet. That curtain stayed closed for the whole disco.…Continue
Hi everyone! Cynthia just emailed me and asked me to put the word out to the forums that her study has been closed for about a year. Apparently she's still getting inundated with requests to join. She's working on revisions for her publisher and hopes to get it published soon. It's very exciting but also a very long process. She's working very hard and is very dedicated to helping us. I can't wait. Message me if you have questions or need anything.
I unexpectedly came across this movie - and remembering how much I missed it - just wanted to share a piece of dialog inside a mutual hallucination. Somehow these thoughts about hallucinations reminds me of my daydreaming. What do you make of it?
- There must be a mistake here, I don't recognise you. Are you some sort of... imaginary friend?
- Noooo, aren't you too old to have imaginary friends?
- I have emotional problems and I took too many pills. Why are you…Continue
Im a 32 year old mother, living with my 2.5 yr old son and my loving husband. I want to share my story with you all. First of all let me tell you, the fact that i'll be understood here is very reassuring.
I have been daydreaming since chidlhood. I have read that MD is usually a result of trauma. Well i can remember only one incidence that could have caused me such deep trauma. My mum had twins (me and my sis) when she was 21 and she couldn't manage being a…Continue
I very seldom remember night dreams but I had one where someone forcable cut my hair with me screaming the whole time. The dream dictionary says haircuts mean you need a change in thinking. Well yea!!! but how?
I just found out about this condition by surfing the internet. I don't know if it is appropriate to claim i have it myself, but a lot of what I'm reading here is stuff i feel very close too. I always thought i was just a dreamer, and i do have a very strong dreaming nature, but despite the difficulties it always caused me, i thought it was a good thing to have, because at least i had the chance to "see" things from a very different perspective, and it made me feel better...
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I was too anxious to find the root cause of my problem, was reading through all sorts of content psychology and Sigmund Freud... and I landed here. :) I am glad.
I am 28 year married, expecting a baby in few months.
I have been a day dreamer since I was a kid and i can remember (atleast since age 8).
I had a normal loving family - parents and a younger bro. My parents did well do get me a decent school education and good food. I do not…Continue
Here is a back story about me. I have gained alot of insight reading about the other DD'ers here so maybe this will help someone too. I am nearly 38, female, divorced, no kids.
I am new to this site so I hope I'm posting properly. I am meaning for this to be a blog post to introduce myself to people who want to get to know me, I'm sorry if it goes out to everyone as a blanket post.
I have been daydreaming ever since I can remember a conscious thought. I was not abused as a…Continue
This is just a little bit about me, besides probably having MDD, I have been diagnosed with schitzophrena, bipolar and mania. I have the problem of day dreaming all the time. I usually pace around, although I don't usually listen to music. I go on auto pilot all the time, when I'm driving or doing stuff I've done before and requires little to no thought. I usually snap out of my day dreams when I done with the task, or in the case of driving when I come to a point I need to stop, like red…Continue
"I'm so busy doing nothing, I've got nothing to show"
- Middle Class Rut - "New Low"
This site has hit the nail on the head for me.
I always knew something wasn't right,
but couldn't figure exactly what was wrong.
And now I understand why.
It gets to that point where I am so accustomed to these 'day dreams'
that I'm hardly aware that they exist, they are what I've always
considered to be normal.
Sort of a mini fantasy involving me being my own car mechanic/electrician or Miss Fix-It-All! It kind of feels nice.
So yesterday morning my car wouldn't start yet again. It happened before, had it towed to a shop that had it towed to a dealer to enter a security code to reset the stupid security system that disabled the fuel pump. Only dealers have this security code. I'm not paying nearly $300 and going without my car for half a week again! Not…Continue
i just find this site in a journal in the library just 5 minutes ago (time to walk to home! hehe)
i hope to find a lot of (possibly strange:) people with which to compare.
What about me?
I always spent a lot of time daydreaming.
Since I was young,at school, people consider me funny and extravagant.…
HEllo and thank you Cordellia for tmaking ths webste. It is very helpful and it lets me know that I am not alone.
SOO . I just spent the past hour typing away and my computer froze... dont feel like retyping it but it was about : how I found this site, why I dont know why i have MDD (because my childhood was pretty good, besides a fussy mom) and how think it takes over/ruins my life and keeps me from being the best me!
Now I see some people dont mind there…Continue
At least I think so... I was feeling a little better yesterday and even better today. Talking to people has helped. Both the Prosecuting Attorney and a lady from the Resource Center told me that I can still file a report with the police, if anyone else reports that she sexually abused them my report could help their case. Of course its highly possible nothing could come of it. But at least I did something. And the Resource Center is going to have an advocate help me file the report,…Continue
Added by Angel on July 16, 2011 at 1:24pm — No Comments
But at least I tried... or so it goes. Why do pedophiles get away with it? Its way past the criminal statute for her to face charges. And because she has purposely kept herself unemployed and has no assets, I can't even file a civil claim against her because it would waste my time and money. She gets to live life free and without consequences for her actions.
Meanwhile on the news in a city south of where I live,…Continue
Added by Angel on July 14, 2011 at 12:45pm — No Comments