DEAR DEIDRE: I ALWAYS assumed that everyone daydreamed. Surely other people imagine how they would like certain scenarios to play out?

I’m a woman of 28. As a child, I was always getting told off for not paying attention.

Keep up to date on social

For more Dear Deidre content, and to meet the team behind the infamous agony page, follow us on:

Instagram – @dear.deidre

Facebook – @DearDeidreOfficial

Twitter – @DearDeidre

I’d sit in class dreaming of travelling the world or what my future would be like.

My parents said I’d grow out of it but it seems I haven’t. I’m always creating scenarios in my head – whether I’m on my morning commute, lunch break or watching TV.

Sometimes, if I get really engrossed in it, I even start talking to myself and acting them out.

Last week my flatmate freaked out when she walked in on me doing this.

Get in touch with Deidre

Every problem gets a personal reply, usually within 24 hours weekdays.

Send an email to [email protected]

You can also send a private message on the DearDeidreOfficial Facebook page.

She called me “nuts” and said I needed help.

Now I’m wondering if I need to talk to someone about it.

Most read in Dear Deidre


Angela grows closer to her son's friend Luke


I've been sleeping with my girlfriend's son – but now he's fallen for me


I had miserable sex with 20 men after I was raped


I've been too scared to have sex since my miscarriage

DEIDRE SAYS: You’re right, we all daydream to some extent.

But some people suffer from a condition which is known as maladaptive daydreaming, where they will regularly experience intense and highly distracting thoughts.


Angela grows closer to her son’s friend Luke

It would be best to talk to your GP, who will be able to decide if these are anything more than dreams.

They can also refer you to a counsellor, who will teach you ways to cope and improve your focus.

    Source: Read Full Article