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I truly thought I was the only one suffering from this . Heck I did not even know what it was till one day I looked up my symptoms and found MD.  WOW that was me to the letter. I have always had a big imagination. I was the only girl in a family of boys. My Dad was abusive and I truly think that my MD was spawned by my childhood. I did it to escape the pain and loneliness.  I would lock myself in my bedroom and not come out. I did not have the problem at school. Now as an adult. I am still alone and have no friends. Due to the abuse in the family I only associate with one brother. I have a job and do not do this at work. Well if I do I hide it  pretty darn well. I do have issues with going to the grocery store or mall. I fear at those times my MD sneaks out with blank stares or grins. I really get concerned about that. I am not  hearing voices, I know full well its just daydreaming  or fantasying.  I also know that it has given me comfort with my loneliness at times when I needed it. Maybe I am strange but I don't want to get rid of it I just want to learn how to better control it. I am so happy I found this place. Before I did I felt so alone with it.

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Comment by Lisa Tomlin on July 3, 2017 at 7:45am

JenBren. Yes It is comforting to know I am not alone. Like you I'd not give it up. It has served me. I actually feel sorry for people who don't have our imagination.  I am like, "that would be boring" LOL

Comment by JenBren on July 2, 2017 at 11:21am

Your story sounds so much like mine...my father was mentally abusive and to avoid him, I spent hours alone in my bedroom daydreaming as you did to avoid the abuse and loneliness. My daydreaming goes back as far as I can remember (I'm now 48, married and have 2 children) and I wouldn't give it up for anything. 

I'm glad you found this group! It's comforting to know we are not alone and there are others out there that understand. 

Comment by Allen Mokadem on June 27, 2017 at 10:10pm
We have a lot in common. *-* those blank stares... Just like me ._.

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