Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I'm much more social now than I ever have been in my life, but certain things still trigger my need to withdraw into my fantasy world. For the past 9 months, I watched a close friend die of cancer. We had become close over the past four years, but something always held me back from getting more deeply involved with him. As he got closer to death, I found myself going into my fantasy world. He died three weeks ago and right after that is when I discovered this website.
Added by Carolyn on October 17, 2016 at 9:53am — No Comments
Yes, it's true. I've been daydreaming since I was a very small child. I grew in a very chaotic and unpredictable household. Daydreaming was the only escape. I continued to do it in school, I think, because it was stressful to be there with all those other kids. There was no end to the stress, so I went even deeper when I got to Junior High. In fact, a teacher actually commented to me that I could leave the room, being physically present but absent otherwise. I had to be there so it was the…Continue