Hiya, I'm new here - I go by Jasmine here in case this is seen by someone I know in real life.
I started daydreaming at 6-7 years old and was convinced for a time that this world wasn't real, that I needed to escape to the real world. I spent a decade of my formative years daydreaming scenes with real or imagined people, for 4-8 hours every single day. I did this to cope with crushing insecurity as I was utterly convinced no one wanted or loved me.
I hit a wall in 2020 that forced me to get professional help and medication for depression, and I finally told someone about my daydreaming for the first time. It broke my heart, because I had daydreamed that conversation a hundred times.
Since then I've been making some progress, regressing at times, and just doing the humdrum of life. I joined this forum because I had regressed badly and wanted to re-commit.
I hope I can contribute to others as they go through their own stuff, and learn for myself too.
Hello. I am new here. So jusy like any ther kid, I start imagining things when I was 4 or 5. After my father abandoned us, well, it gets worse. The mother, who was with me, leave in home soshe could get to work. My daydreaming are so complicated. It has a story root, characters, and even romance and tragedy. And right now it is stopping me from studying, so I am trying to find a way.