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I Suffer From Middle Child Syndrome

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    Life Of Sadness

    Where to begin...I noticed early in life that being the third of four children, I was left out alot. Not only getting what others got, I was more concerned with the affection and shows of love from my parents. My father worked out of town alot and when he was home, there was...
    brichard6597 brichard6597 41-45 2 Responses Jan 22, 2012

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    I'm the second child of the family.

    I have an older brother who is a year older than me & a younger sister 8 1/2 yrs. younger than me. I can't say my parents are bad but I've been noticing since I was third grade that they treated me differently ever since my little sister came in our lives. Before, all their...
    Cfil26 Cfil26 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1, 2014

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    Middle Child Syndrome Exists!

    I have only just realised- at the age of 33- that this syndrome exists...if I had researched it earlier in my life then I think I would have coped with certain things much easier.  No wonder then that I am living in a different country to my family, live a very different...
    mrscatty mrscatty 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2009

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    iam suffering from maladaptive daydreaming since I was a child I didn't notice until now because I enjoy it iam always alone have no friends only anime character but now I have to...
    whiterose2 whiterose2 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I dont know when someone can say that they HAVE suffered from it, when the worst is over, when you feel great (even though it can sneak back at you.). I, suffer from depression, i...
    Soldottern Soldottern 18-21, F Feb 9

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    Do any of you succeed in reducing the amount and intensity of daydreams? If so please share because I've had enough of it. Today i googled 'constant daydreaming' and found out...
    Tomster111 Tomster111 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    I don't suffer from Maladaptive-daydreaming; if anything I'm lost without it... I've had it since I was 11 years old. I love daydreaming, I love spacing out living a perfect life...
    SadlySafeeee SadlySafeeee 13-15 1 Response Feb 21

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    The ever present question, are we being manipulated? If you say, well yeah, duh. Then you ask yourself the next question, who is manipulating us? Welcome to the mind of all tin...
    everydayisagoodone everydayisagoodone 31-35 2 Responses Feb 13

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    CONFORMITY My war against conformity has been a long one. The conflict beginning in Middle School. I didn't play football or any other team sports, my love affair with all things...
    Lemartes Lemartes 31-35, M Feb 6

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    My pain hurts. :( I woke up and the whole left side of my skull was aching. I turned over to my right side and heard an unfamiliar pop in my jaw. It was the first time I've woken...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    I am having difficulties putting my husbands different personas into one. See, he can be quite normal, or even great; mostly around other people and at work. He is funny, charming...
    Dini00 Dini00 31-35, F Feb 19

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    I once had a panic attack in the middle of an exam. That was the most embarrassing and stressful moment of my life.
    CityOfSouls CityOfSouls 13-15, F Feb 11

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    Tonight I tearfully discovered the term Maladaptive Daydreaming. I'm 44 years old and have wasted most of my life's potential locked up in my bedroom. I've hidden it from my...
    444EEEE 444EEEE 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 9

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    I was seriously abused as a child.I started to daydream to cope with my environment and twenty years later I spend most of my day daydreaming. Even when I am talking to other...
    abwill314 abwill314 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    The Psychologist suggested that my MD ( they didn't have that name for it back then) served a purpose for me or else I would have given it up long ago. She said it was common in...
    spaceyrick spaceyrick 56-60, M Feb 21

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    Throughout this past year I have been suffering with abdominal/pelvic/and vaginal pain. All tests conducted so far normal/negative and don't know what to do with myself...
    EIPHNH EIPHNH 31-35, F Feb 9

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    I don't suffer any more not sure if I grew out of it or not just know that it has not happened in quite sometime. My oldest has drops epilepsy and I often wonder if they are not...
    space4rent space4rent 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    For a good seven years now I've been grinding my teeth in my sleep. Last night, I wore a custom mouth guard from the dentist instead of the store-bought ones that I'd given up on...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I had this since I was a kid. I used to imagine different scenarios and put myself in it the way i wanted. I always could differentiate reality from theses scenarios. I always made...
    Houuse Houuse 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 21

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    hardly ever do I have episodes at 6 am when I've been asleep all night, lying on my side or that I couldn't distinguish from reality. well all three just happened lol. I was...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 23

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    Hello, I am a guy from Denmark, and 21 years. I came across this app a day ago. I have a thing, that i really enjoy weed, and find it so relaxing and thought-stimulating. But i...
    laxxe laxxe 18-21, M Feb 4

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    What is Social Status and it's expectations? Social status is based off success for the most part. How much we have accomplished in our lives, how much money we earn, save...
    Lemartes Lemartes 31-35, M Feb 6

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    I have Depersonalization Disorder for almost a year now.It never stops, I dont feel anything,my thoughts are racing In my head and I am lost all the time.It started when I was in...
    Dusan1234 Dusan1234 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 8

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    Sometimes when I don't know how to solve a question I get very very anxious and panicking . It is like u are thinking something very hard but the idea just seems to not come out...
    asianahyang96 asianahyang96 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    My anxiety is ridiculous. I know it stems from the fact I'm driven to do so well and have put so much extra pressure on myself, but when things go wrong I have trouble handling the...
    KaylaVB19 KaylaVB19 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 11

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    I've tried running away from all of my problems to a new state. They caught me before I left town
    04emmalove14 04emmalove14 22-25, F Feb 16

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    I have been given countless medication over the years and these haven't worked as I never faced the root of my anxiety. I am in the process of really exploring the nitty gritty...
    CosmicPrincess CosmicPrincess 26-30, F Feb 17

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    I have had MD since about the age of 12. It initially started out as fun. Then, I'd lie on the sofa and close my eyes, and start daydreaming. I could go on for hours if I wasn't...
    Significant Significant 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    to awake to a scream. cold sweats. my heart is racing and adrenaline pumping. my fight or flight response has been triggered. then I realized I was the one that screamed. it is...
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I just found out about MD a week ago and I didn't think my daydreaming was much of a problem till then. Now that I think about it, I've wasted a lot of my potential and energy and...
    Oneirophobic Oneirophobic 18-21, F a week ago

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    When I'm with my family it always happens I need to get away from here. It's so negative and poisonous. It's not healthy for me to be here. They are a major part of what I think...
    Anthony0210 Anthony0210 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I dont feel myself anymore. Ive bren stressed out and always thinkin bout negatives and what bothers me for like 2 months from now and that made me so stressed out. Now imcrying...
    dakingkong dakingkong 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I keep refreshing the chat and stuff...i´m so impatient haha
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    I'm 16 and i've had really elaborate daydreams very often since i was quite young. I'll be listening to music or sometimes just staring into space and i'll be in my own little...
    HighlandHeather HighlandHeather 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Sometimes I feels so depressed that I think I will not be able to complete my college course and think about dropping out but weeds is the thing that gives me hope to continue.
    iamunique7 iamunique7 22-25 4 Responses Feb 5

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    I don't know if what I've been doing would be considered Maladaptive Daydreaming because it's not really centered around me. I'll get lost in these worlds centered around a T.V...
    Englandsgirl1818 Englandsgirl1818 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    The Voices in my Head To be overly dramatic, they are Legion, I have had a thousand conversations with a thousand different voices, though they have only ever been a single voice...
    Lemartes Lemartes 31-35, M Feb 6

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    I literally hate how I can't talk to people. I can barely talk to my boyfriend . I'm so awkward and I get anxiety when someone says something to me .
    Meggypoo Meggypoo 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    CDMargaret CDMargaret 22-25, F Feb 7

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    Good morning, or is it? I must admit this weather is really getting to me. Waking up to the same routine for days on end... working hard to stay positive. Enjoy the "down" time...
    ExistsinHOPE ExistsinHOPE 51-55, F Feb 9

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    This is really starting to take over my life and I don't know how to deal with it anymore.
    nathanieljlaw nathanieljlaw 18-21, M Feb 9

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    I have really bad anxiety and panic attacks. This one time, I was part of this dance, that was going to be part if a fundraiser, well right before the show I was freaking out. I...
    BrokenCorpse BrokenCorpse 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 9