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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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    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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    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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    I've had a dozen or so minor concussions...you know when you take a shot that makes everything fuzzy, gives you vertigo, and makes you disoriented for a couple of days...but the...
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    I remember thinking I was so depressed or sad all the time a couple years ago... Little did I know that I wasn't even close to the worst of it. Now, I suffer from sleeping too much...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've suffered from maladaptive daydreaming ever since I can remember. I'm not really sure why.. Maybe because I've often felt like I'm trapped in the ****** reality of my actual...
    ellisbraddock ellisbraddock 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Being a middle child isn't easy. You aren't the oldest so you don't get all the responsibility, but you also aren't the baby, the one who gets all the good attention. No, I was...
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T Apr 8

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    I don't experience visual hallucinations usually. It's pretty much the same every time. I'm awake and I can't move. I feel like I'm having a seizure from the shaking sensation. And...
    Holliswoods24 Holliswoods24 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    looking for others to chat with who suffer from HS
    lee25 lee25 41-45, F Mar 29

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    I've suffered from depression and anxiety since 6.....
    bribaby43 bribaby43 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I don't “suffer” from it, I enjoy it. Life would be way too boring without it.
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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      Im 22 years old since I had my daughter she's 5 .. 1st of all it was baby blues but it wouldn't I had PMS ... It's got a lot worse now I suffer from pmdd .. Iv tired pills...
    victorialinnes victorialinnes 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    i have been suffering from MD since i was a kid cause my daydreams are way better in my reality. I was shy in school and was bullied. Since I found out about MD I'm trying to fix...
    rchristina rchristina 31-35 3 Responses Apr 5

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    ....Never could I have guessed that I had that... But the more I researched it, the more it made sense. Holy crap... I might just be suffering from maladaptive Daydreaming. Hell...
    jlove987 jlove987 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I hate the fact that I am suffering from MD.Its constantly interfering with my actual life.I prefer to stay in my imaginative world rather than my real world and this is destroying...
    pin97 pin97 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    Or you might know it as lovers delusion. (When one thinks a celeb or person loves them) I Can’t remember how old I was the first time she brought this up, but it has been over 10...
    lila226 lila226 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    How can i sleep more hours per day? I suffer from severe depression since my country destroyed brutally my life, and now not even medication improves it. There is no way out. The...
    tikne tikne 26-30 Apr 18

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    For the past four years I've suffered from chronic migraine. For those of you who do, you understand it's not your typical headache and can be at times, debilitating. The...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I suffer from chronic migraines and headaches and my family doesn't understand the pain I have on a daily basis.
    Indomitable6811 Indomitable6811 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I'm not sure if I have MD. Hello, so I'm new to this site but have seen it around for quite some time. As I've done random searches on the internet, I came across this and thought...
    WardenChult WardenChult 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 18

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    I met him at 18 while travelling abroad. He was a childhood friend that my mother insisted i visit even if its for a few days. Our fathers were best friends and as children they...
    soulshatttttered soulshatttttered 26-30, F 15 hrs ago

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    First of all, I want to thank the person who created this group, it's good to not be on your own... I'm grateful that people in this world will listen to me with their attentive...
    anacastlebeach anacastlebeach 13-15 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Wow I am both shocked and relieved to see that what I'm going trough has a name...shocked because a part of me thought that everyone daydreamed in the way I did. But lately I have...
    capricorn96 capricorn96 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I didn't even know MD was a thing until I Googled "I'm obsessed with my original characters" after a four day long daydreaming binge. I was always an imaginative, creative child...
    clementine86 clementine86 26-30 Apr 17

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    I function properly if I don't dream My family has been in chaos for 10 years. I have become a second mother to my two autistic brothers and an exhausted, overworked mother. I...
    BrainLoading BrainLoading 18-21, F Apr 12

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    I am almost 30 and I am a maladaptive daydreamer. For the longest time I'd never heard of this. I had a complete moment of disbelief, thinking,"There's a NAME for it?!" It really...
    theforeverstory theforeverstory 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Can't fall asleep and when I do, anything wakes me up and I can't fall back. It's like butterflies x10 in my stomach. And they are about to throw up. I can't get these negative...
    krmdr krmdr 18-21, F Apr 4

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    I wish there was an easy way to end my suffering. I often wonder what I've done to deserve to always suffer. I'm tired of the pain. The physical pain, the mental pain and the...
    St4rbright St4rbright 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I got bullied pretty badly while I was in school. I pin most of the blame on the fact that I was in an all girls school for primary and secondary ( for those of you who are not...
    nainaii nainaii 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I feel sometimes uncomfortable around some people. If im nervous around people, i try to make myself calm and normal, but it didnt work. Im so nervous that i just want to run away...
    tokyo60s tokyo60s 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    My husband has suffered with chronic pain for 6 years. He had a fusion thinking it was the root cause of his pain but it didn't help. He has tried every treatment under the moon...
    gauls gauls 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    Well I wouldn't say that I suffer or anything... I actually enjoy it. I find it highly entertaining and it gives me a lot of ideas and inspiration for art, music, stories...
    TrippingKitty TrippingKitty 26-30 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I just found out that there is a name for what I thought was my own special kind of crazy. And even if I am crazy it is extremely comforting to know that I am not alone in my...
    availableusername9 availableusername9 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    This is the fisrt time I've posted. I'm feeling very down. I've been a paraplegic with severe chronic pain since 2003. I recently recovered from a pressure sore (after two years...
    gb3797 gb3797 61-65, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hi, I'm a 21 year old medical student living abroad, I was diagnosed with bipolar nearly 3 years ago, and before that I struggled a lot. I let it get quite far before my family...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Apparently my Depression and anxiety stem from OCD now, my therapists newest diagnosis. Drinking hard liquor to celebrate my ****** up mind lol
    skittymic skittymic 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I'm from France, near Toulouse. Daydreaming my life away, all the time.
    luigi745 luigi745 31-35, M Mar 29

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    I just wrote this. Can anyone else relate? He lay in bed, angry. Waiting on his partner to get home. He had sent him to run some errands a couple of hours ago. This wasn’t...
    Jogia Jogia 31-35, M Apr 1

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    I came across a book that I found quite helpful. It is for the chronic pain individual and their spouse. It is called "coping with chronic pain, a team effort!: for you and your...
    5354yyc 5354yyc 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    So this group is pretty much the reason I joined this site. Ever since I was a boy I would day dream intensely. I would call it "My alternate universe". I would live in it. I don't...
    MegaKingDivaThings MegaKingDivaThings 16-17, M Apr 11

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    It doesn't matter who you are, and I'm Guyanese American... I somehow hate the idea of being at family functions when my REAL MOTHER is not there. Afterall, my family, my real...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Apr 12

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