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An Apology

I have no idea if this will reach the people it is intended for, or anyone at all. But it's been on my mind for a while, and I need to get it out. I need someone to know.



Many years ago (or so it seems), when I first discovered this site, and that my particular affliction wasn't so unique as I had thought, that I wasn't as displaced in this world as I felt, I became quite an active member. After all those years of feeling chained up, I was desperate for a release, for an…

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Added by alona on May 6, 2020 at 12:28pm — 3 Comments

Vivid Imagination

   Talking about the depth of dreams and the variety of ways and reasons we daydream, we can all agree that it starts with a thought. We generate our thoughts through experience and some are good and some are bad, reacting in pleasurable or not so pleasurable reactions. In my book “Vivid Imagination” I want to discuss some chosen chapters out of that I believe are great topics in understanding where Maladaptive daydreamers are coming from. 

    I am a believer that our dreams have great…

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Added by Jonathan Brown on March 30, 2020 at 7:22am — No Comments

New User - My MDD

Hi everyone! My name's Ivana and I'm 25 and living in the UK.



I found this forum because I am finally facing the reality the I'm never going to stop my MDDing unless I start taking tangible actions as nothing appears to be working for me. 



I've become trapped in an inescapable cycle of MDDing and desperately wanting to quit as I feel like I've lost my life. I want to stop more than anything, even if my 'real' life doesn't make me happy as…

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Added by Ivana on December 14, 2019 at 7:29am — No Comments

My wild mind may never rest

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…

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Added by Tammy O. on October 18, 2019 at 8:58am — 1 Comment

The truth that nobody tells you about daydreaming!

Hello everyone!

Before I start writing this I strongly recommend you to read this book " healing the child within" for Charles Whitfield. Honestly it is life changing.

Some of the opinions below are based on my personal observations and some are based on the book.

Believe it or not, almost 99% of people have some kind of addiction, weather it was food addiction, daydreaming, video games addiction , studying addiction ( now you might disagree with me and it's totally fine, this is… Continue

Added by SuSu on September 4, 2019 at 3:47pm — 2 Comments

Finally How to cure MDD

Hello everybody, hope you are doing well.

I am writing this to you, because I claim I discovered the reason why we daydream excessively, why we want to escape real life and dive into fantasy world where we get what we want, feel the way we want to feel.

Long story short, I am a maladaptive day dreamer for so so long, ever since I can remember , and I did not accept it, I was irritated with myself, I surffed the internet million times looking for an answer to how to cure MDD.

Some… Continue

Added by SuSu on August 19, 2019 at 8:25am — No Comments

Finally finding the label for it...

I'm new here. I'm sure that is a common sentiment to see. 

I'm kind of relieved, to be honest, that I have found people who function like me. I daydream a copious amount, and I am also a music listener/pacer for my daydreams. I used to think I had it under control. Now, I am in college, and it't like I rearrange my life to make time just for the hours of daydreaming. I'm still mostly appearing as functional on the outside - I'm known as an extrovert, I make sure to go to just…

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Added by lofi-lex on July 10, 2019 at 6:43pm — No Comments

First Post - How I Successfully Transitioned from Daydreams to Real Life

I didn't know MDD was a thing the first time I consciously decided to daydream. I was in elementary school and I'd been having problems falling asleep. I'd initially tried to think of a black hole that would swallow me up, hoping that sleep would take me like that black hole. It didn't really work. So I started reading the Harry Potter series before I went to bed, reading until I got sleepy, just like I'd seen my mom do before she went to bed. That just kept me up later because I didn't want…

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Added by S Bro on June 25, 2019 at 1:35am — No Comments

Self Care

Sometimes I daydream so much that I forget to do self-care. Taking meds, multi vitamin, turmeric. I read somewhere that the same areas where people developed Alzheimers is the same area where people daydream. It freaked me out so I started taking turmeric. India has one of the lowest rates of Alzheimers- it is thought turmeric in the Indian food may reduce inflammation. Flossed my teeth. good toothbrush cleaning. Trying to get back to reality. Clawing my way back out of the quicksand of MD.

Added by Windy City Day Dreamer on May 27, 2019 at 5:40pm — 1 Comment

Going back

I had quite a binge on MD this weekend. My heads hurts. Going to read a book now on “Gifted Education.” My son is gifted - trying to get out of the MD mode and into the real life mode. One moment at a time. one day at a time. Going back to reality.

Added by Windy City Day Dreamer on May 27, 2019 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Revision Struggles

Hello,

I’m currently doing my A Levels but just can’t concentrate on revision because I keep daydreaming! It’s so irritating because it’s not a distraction I can just put in another room (e.g phone) it’s always there:/ if anyone has any tips they would be seriously appreciated:) 

Added by Emily on May 23, 2019 at 6:21am — No Comments

curing MD: personal notes from a fellow traveler

Fellow MD’ers,
Recently I’ve been contemplating a bit on my personal context of MD. I kinda analyzed it, and realized it might help others to share my experience or it might help me getting feedback on my case. So.. I’ll just briefly start with my story. I have Md since childhood. Maybe it originated from the rather troubled family I grew up in, with parents that spent most of their time in their head and not communicating with each other. I just remember I was already having…
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Added by MDphonehome on May 12, 2019 at 2:00am — No Comments

A Rambling Confession

This is my first post on this site and frankly I was amazed that there are so few websites to share on, even while a child dreams (either at night or day) were seen as too personal to talk about and were never mention, so it's only recently that I realized that I'm the only person in my friendship group whose mind still wanders like that. This discovery came from a friend asking why I've been spacing out so often recently which caused me to question the impact my daydreams are having on my…

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Added by Dylan on April 29, 2019 at 4:54pm — No Comments

When the going gets tough- The side effects of maladaptive daydreaming

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…

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Added by Tammy O. on April 12, 2019 at 10:44am — 2 Comments

THERE IS A MOVIE ABOUT US!!

I had no idea this was already so comon that acvurate movies were being made. Do you even know how bug this is?? Link bring you to a video on youtube https://youtu.be/Kj5XR32zs7E

Added by Louise ström on March 14, 2019 at 12:16am — 1 Comment

February 5th, 2019

Hi everyone! So the semester just ended like two weeks ago for me so I have a few new classes. One of which is gym, Well I didn't know anyone going into my gym class and I've already made friends with all of the girls (there are only six of us girls in total) and then there's one guy who is a freshman (I'm a sophomore) who smiles at me and is nice. Well, just a little background before I get into this daydream I had... this freshman was on my boyfriend's soccer team and so he knows that I…

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Added by Hannah Rickert on February 5, 2019 at 8:04pm — 1 Comment

Should I just leave it be or seek therapy or....

Hi everyone, so I am not sure if I have MD, 

    I had some family issues + I was never talkative for the majority of my childhood, so I have always been pretty proud of my imagination b/c it kept me entertained + happy when I needed it the most.  I didn't mind b/c it was my best survival tool. Now, I've moved away from home for school and have lots of really nice people as friends, but daydreams are not helping me. 

   Since I was young, I have this habit of walking +…

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Added by PsychedelicMe on January 22, 2019 at 6:31pm — 2 Comments

MD: what's the key to de-obsessing your mind?

hi all,

just discovered I very probably have MD, I just meet all the requirements, the obsessive fantasizing, being a hero, doing grand things for humanity, etc, etc... when I look at it from a distance (in one of those rare moments....) I think my thinking is actually very obsessed with 

a) myself: my desires, frustrations, angers, irriatation

b) the future: always seeing a bright future full of succes, money, stardom , etc, etc

well the thing is, I really have…

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Added by MDphonehome on January 22, 2019 at 7:07am — 4 Comments

New to the concept of MD

I’m a 34 year old male who has always daydreamed as long as I could remember. But just the past 2 years it’s gotten to a concerning point. The vast majority of my day is spent daydreaming. I’m an idealized version of myself with many famous friends and a famous girlfriend. In my real life, I’m married to a wonderful woman and we just had a baby boy. I thought that having this new incredibly happy distraction would cut down my daydreaming, but it hasn’t. I’ve gotten to the point today where I’m… Continue

Added by Mike on January 21, 2019 at 12:49pm — 3 Comments

I am a senior but i failed a class

I don’t know how to start this but it was going so well in morning, in my day dream. Now at this point there will be so many grammar. I have 7 novel worthy imagination plus hundreds o movie sequel and prequel in my mind with I as a main character. Honestly I didn’t know Maladaptive daydreaming was a thing until I came across this. For my belief this…

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Added by Koni on January 20, 2019 at 10:55pm — 2 Comments

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