Post by elisabethdiemer on Feb 10, 2019 18:11:20 GMT
My name is Elisabeth and I am 13 years old. I have an imaginary girl friend. And it's not just that, i also have an entire universe around it where i have a new identity. I often "act out" what i would do with this imaginary girl friend. And I daydream in school of that life with her. I find it very frustrating, beacuse i cant tell anybody in fear of bullying and reading from my family and classmates. But I use alot of my time in this fantasy world. Even time when i should be doing something like homework! So i would like to hear about how you guys cope with being scared to tell anyone. And I would like to know if you think i should tell someone and why.
You really don't need to tell anyone about your daydreams. Unless they are really beginning to interfere with your life, hurting your grades or otherwise making you unhappy, it is perfectly OK to keep your daydreams private. Nobody else really needs to know. The trick is trying to balance them with the rest of your life. You need to have a real life in addition to your imaginary one.
Welcome to the forum. I agree with Piphirho you don't need to tell anyone about your daydreams unless you want to.and if you can't find anyone in the real world to discuss them with then you can always post here. x
Welcome to the forum! And I agree, imo there's little benefit in going out of your way to tell anyone. Unless you need to bring someone in in order to get help, support or treatment I wouldn't bother.. and even then should probably focus on your symptoms rather than your daydreams.
Post by elisabethdiemer on Feb 19, 2019 18:57:08 GMT
Well, i have No interest in socialising, beacuse i do it in my daydreams (wich is kinda good bc i have like 5 friends). So i stay in my room when im not in school. Idk if this is healthy. I have almost All the symtomps i could find researching the disorder. Like daydreams being triggered by real life events, daydreaming in lenghty periods and having diffilculty sleeping. I don't know if i have the disorder or if i just have a wierd and colourful imagination!
It sounds like there is a very good chance that you do have MDD. You also do have a weird and colorful imagination. We all have that, and there is nothing wrong with it. In fact, that can be a very good thing. It is just the "maladaptive" part that is not such a good thing. You need to have a real life, too. Friends, hobbies, activities, career... all of those things that make a full and rewarding life, which you deserve to have. The trick is to learn to manage your daydreaming. When to do it, when not to do it, and to know your triggers and how to control them. Easier said than done, I know, but you are still young and have a better head start then a lot of us did. You will be OK.