Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
hi, i used to daydream obssesively and stopped for the past 8 or 9 years. I had a character that acompanied me since i was 12 (she was 21) untill i stopped at 26-27 (by then she was 38-40). I had all her life dawn out and added details as i (and her)where aging. also i had another charcter that was younger than the first (she came into my life around 17 and was my age). I had everthing drawn out for them, their paernts siblings boyfirends lovers , their grandparents... everything. And as i got older so did they and i had more detail to fill in...I haven't heard from them since 2002 and i don't miss them at all. I have real people and real experinces. Life isn't what you want it to be all the time by alter-egos , or alter-worlds don't susbsitute life. go live life whenver you feel like indulging into fantasies. Just try to snap your brain out. I guess people like us (although i'm not addicted anymore your never really cured of an addiction - just like an alcoholic) can't be alone during long periods of time, i guess we need peolple to distract us from our brain - which - i know - can be so wonderful. Guess what? We don't need it- i don't need it anymore, so i guess none of us needs it. Just one question to all of you: Does anybody know anyne who has stopped? maybe together we can figure out how we did it?