"I always do this as well, but with an imaginary character instead of directly placing myself into the scenarios. I would read the fictions over and over again(like, >5 times) just to interact with the scenarios inside deeper. Eventually, that…"
"MD is not schizophrenia, and in some case, it does help to cope with our feelings and be beneficial. However, in addition to affecting our social interaction and working efficiency the amount of time wasted would also distort our living schedule and…"
"If it is a definition thing, I don't think I am anyone qualify enough to answer this, lol. I guess this thinking and MDD would definitely relate in some way, just because...it feels really similar, in the way of coping with my negative feelings."
"Me too! Glad that someone finally mention this, sometimes I also drift out from my fantasies, think hard about real life situations and eventually judge lifes and social values. Yes, lots of time it doesn't involve my imaginary characters,…"
"Hmm...why would you believe is more "normal" to take yourself as the main character? I know plenty of people have their main characters not as themselves, but perform as an imaginary celebrity/fictional characters. For me, I have main…"
"It seems that you have just realized that your MD is not entirely unique to yourself, but also to us. I guess it makes you relieve a bit to find this and you want to get things solved as soon as possible. However, problems don't pile up in a…"
"IMO, the person posted above give very constructive suggestions which I had agreed most of his post, and usually it is hard to give better advice than his(for me, coz I am still relatively young and suffering MDD also). However, I notice a worth…"
"Well, what do you mean "Loving people that arent actually real or present in my life is a really painful experience"? Do you mean that you are shame about it, or do you mean that you have been hoping them to be real but always getting…"
"@silver swan:"sexy"or"suspenseful"?What exactly do those 2 terms mean lol? From my experience, my MD can be so tempting when the scene come to a climax that I really want to go through, and if I get disturbed near the climax…"
"Is this really related to MD though? This sounds like someone who is scared of darkness, which is far more common than MDing. I know that feel, in the past I would easily get nightmares even with only slight glance of horror scenes, but I eventually…"
"The above post gives you some insightful suggestions, but I would like to say that it is very hard to avoid talking about the content at all. As long as you start to argue about the difference and explain why you are having exactly MDD instead of…"
"I don't know if there are people whose md popped back up, but from your case, I know that the reason behind md can shift. I myself originally md because of boredom, now I md because of stress and limerence. The difference is my shift is…"
"That really depends on what your daydream is about. Some of them have daydreams very close to real life, and they may seek change that may make them be more comfort in real life situations, transforming their md in a positive way. I am not sure…"
"Wow, I am seriously impressed by your ability to remember your daydreams and childhood when you are that small; I don't think I even have heard of the term "girlfriend" before 6, let alone developing a story at that age. In most case…"
"OP:Not meant to be rude, but I don't think you can call yourself able to "control" MD, and here is why:
Take a more extreme comparison, our desire to MD is same as our desire to eat in everyday. We need to eat everyday, and you simply…"