I am so glad I found this forum. What I find so frustrating is even if I try to tell someone I am close to about maladaptive daydreaming they usually just chalk it up to regular day dreaming, "everyone does it". They don't understand, I don't judge them for that because if I didn't deal with this, I probably wouldn't understand either but it's still frustrating all the same.
As Dimmer said, that reaction is pretty common. Its difficult for people who don't daydream maladaptively to really understand the difference between what they do and what we do, and how much our daydreaming interferes with our lives.
Don't give up what you want most for what you want now.
I think I have maladaptive daydreaming. I am constantly daydreaming and about certain scenarios in my head. to the point I daydream while I am walking or travelling anywhere. It is especially difficult when I am listening to music. I can sit for hours and hours and daydream. A lot of things can trigger it for me too. I want to stop and get better or at least reduce my time daydreaming. When I get obsessed with something that is when the daydreaming starts. And it is all I think about. When I wake up in the morning, throughout my day and when I go to sleep at night. I spend a lot of time daydreaming.