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I know people deal with things there won way, but is mine normal? - October 20th 2009, 08:33 PM

I know I'm 13 and probably to old for this but I have an imaginary friend. You can laugh but I know he is not real and he's just someone I invented when I'm having some trouble. I am to old for this or should I get some help?


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Re: I know people deal with things there won way, but is mine normal? - October 20th 2009, 08:39 PM

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Welcome to TH.

You may be 3, you may be 13, you may be 23. But you are not mental. As long as you know that this person isnt real there is no reason to get help. No one should laugh, its a coping mechanism for you. But if it gets to a point to where you start to belive this person is real, thats when you might need help

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Re: I know people deal with things there won way, but is mine normal? - October 21st 2009, 07:33 PM

Hey Chisisi

I think you are definitely not mentally ill. Lots of people can have imaginary friends at any age. It's normal to a certain extent. However if you feel that the friend is getting in the way of your life, making you upset or negative in any other way you could go and speak to your doctor.

If you don't want to have an imaginary friend, you don't have to. You can talk to somebody who will give you alternatives, and stop you from imagining. If you want one... then that's okay too!



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Re: I know people deal with things there won way, but is mine normal? - October 21st 2009, 10:53 PM

i'm 19 and have imaginary friends yeah i feel a bit stupid but i dont care what people think




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Re: I know people deal with things there won way, but is mine normal? - October 22nd 2009, 03:46 AM

You shouldn't need to get any form of help just because you have an imaginary friend because although it may not exactly be the normal thing for people your age to do, if it's not bothering you nor causing you dysfunction and all the other aspects of the idea of abnormal behavior, then I wouldn't bother.
   
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Re: I know people deal with things there won way, but is mine normal? - October 22nd 2009, 04:46 AM

I don't think you need to get help for that. age shouldn't matter as long as you know its imaginary its fine. My sisters 20 years old and still talks to her self out in public everywhere(but she is special ed) but the point is there are a lot of people who do things that aren't concidered "Normal" for there age but who the hell wants to be "normal" personaly I think thats over rated.


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Re: I know people deal with things there won way, but is mine normal? - October 22nd 2009, 07:02 AM

No you're definitely not too old. Although I've never had imaginary friends I talk to my cuddly toys all the time, even now. It makes me feel better.
   
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Re: I know people deal with things there won way, but is mine normal? - October 22nd 2009, 12:04 PM

If it helps you deal, it's legitimate . Hey, every one needs a friend to talk to sometimes and, as the others said, so long as you know he isn't real, then you're just fine. Not in the least crazy, just going through somethings and needing an outlet
   
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