Maladaptive Daydreaming

I have been dealing with Maladaptive Daydreaming my whole life. I just recently learned the name of it, but it has severely effected my life. It has gotten to the point where "real life" doesn't feel like the real world. I have so many feelings invested in my daydream world. In this world, I have a better set of friends who never let me down. Also, I have my dream man. This has created problems because I do have a boyfriend, but I find I can't really connect with him anymore because I have all these feelings for a man who doesn't actually exist. 

Recently, MD has created such problems for me with my college grades. MD used to help me with my grades because I would create intricate plans of how to accomplish things in real life in my dream world. Now it has turned to something where it prevents me from being motivated. In fact, it makes me hate the real world. It has gotten to a point where I can hardly finish homework anymore. I had to turn in my final project late and I cried infront of my teacher. I rarely cry. I'm having an identity crisis. I have always been motivated to keep up with homework, but lately I have been feeling like homework isn't worth it because real life doesn't feel real. 
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1 Response May 7, 2012

You are not alone.never give up,life is not so have to struggle.
I have also md since at least the age of 12 and maybe even before that.