Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
We are all daydreamers here. Can you relate or help me out with my problem?
My dreamworld exists in a different place and time and my real family isn't in it. In fact, most characters I identify with are orphans and have at least one sibling (in real world, I'm only child). Everytime one of my family members snaps me out of my DDing, I look at them for a moment as they were strangers and I don't know where I'm. It is hard to explain. I could describe my feelings as if I was an adopted child. I'm not really adopted but it is probably the best way to express my problem. I feel like my real family is the family that brought me up well, but all that time, I knew I was adopted and worst of all - I knew who my biological family were, but I could never meet them, talk to them or let them even know that I exist. (Biological family = families of my DD characters that I will never have.)
My real family are great people and I truly love them, but I have a strong feelings for the parents/siblings/etc. of my characters. Especially ones I'm identifying with.
I feel like I'm letting my real family down when I think that, but can't help myself.