Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I didn't see a place for introductions on the forums, so I thought I'd post one here.
I'm Morgaine, and I've been a daydreamer for as long as I can remember. I stumbled upon MD as a condition after finally admitting that I daydream to my best friend of 19 years. It's such a good thing I did, since she was able to help me put a name to my habit.
I'm 29 and I've been married for 5 years, together for 10. My dreaming has always been an open secret between my husband and I; I have bipolar disorder which was not diagnosed until I was 23, so we had bigger problems to handle. My dreaming was the only coping mechanism I had to deal with my crippling depression and anxiety, but years of therapy and the right mix of medication have finally put me in a good place.
We just recently discussed my dreaming on a real level for the first time, and he's been incredibly supportive. I'm very lucky, especially since my family cares very little about me.
I've been reading the forums and member blog posts as I waited for my membership to be approved, and I can't express how good it makes me feel to realize I'm not alone. On top of that, I'm realizing how even people without MD rely on daydreaming to cope with life or visualize the future. It's more of a spectrum than I ever thought possible.
I'm planning on sharing more here in the future. I've never actually detailed my life in terms of my daydreams--I think it would be helpful to write out my dreaming history, since it's such a huge part of my life. I can actually remember more of my dreams than I can parts of my real life.
Anyway, I look forward to reading more of your stories and learning more about MD.
"I can actually remember more of my dreams than I can parts of my real life." I hope this doesn't mean that you're facing memory corruption like me.
It's a huge spectrum indeed, ranging from simulated what-ifs to entire lives hidden in our heads, and I'm sure you'll find a lot of interesting stories around here.
Welcome to the community Morgaine :D
Good thing they are supportive :)
"I can actually remember more of my dreams than I can parts of my real life." I can definetly relate to that. I'm like an alien in the real world, but I know everything about my paracosms :D
Write about it, I'll read it :) and I'm glad you like it here.
Hi, Morgaine, I'm glad you decided to open up about MDD. Being truthful and open about MDD can be really hard. I hope to hear more about your story. Please feel free to reach out to me.
Happy to have you here!
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