I'm 20 years old and I have imaginary friends?

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  • I'm 20 years old and I have imaginary friends?


Answer #1 | 02/01 2014 12:20
Do small talk with some people. I know it's gonna be hard but small talk people, or search for your old friends again and talk to them. Learn to let go of your past, write down problems on a sheet of paper and than later on you burn it. Maybe stop watching TV so much, they're influencing your behavior more and more. Do you have a job to keep busy of? Start off with a part-time job. See how that goes.
Answer #2 | 02/01 2014 12:25
I'm 18(I'll be 19 in April) and I have imaginary friends too. It's similar to yours- I have really bad anxiety including social anxiety and a bit of depression. I have made up friends that I talk to all the time in my head. Like I have a pretend best friend (she's based off of Selena Gomez) and stuff. I don't have many real friends, just my family who I'm really close too. But yeah I still have imaginary friends too. I've never really told anyone though..
Answer #3 | 02/01 2014 12:30
it sounds like you're choosing to have these friends, which is different from actually seeing them (correct me if i'm wrong). I'm not a mental health expert or anything so can't really help you there but i do think you use these "people" as a crutch. Having imaginary friends will keep you from making friends &maybe you keep these friends because you're afraid of being rejected for being yourself. it's hard to make friends &even harder to keep them. i myself don't have many with no reason not to so don't feel bad. I do recommend trying to make new friends. Try joining a hobby group, going to school, or even going to church or a support group of some sort. you have to go out to meet people to find friends. and though i don't think imaginary friends are "healthy" &do think you should let them go (&know it will make making friends harder), but you don't have to do it cold turkey. maybe each step you take to make friends &meet people, you then take a step to let go of your imaginary friends. I wish you the best of luck. I will tell you that i know it's hard being lonely, but there's a lot of harsh people out there & true friends are hard to get no matter what. i think socialization is important but don't make it everything, the most important thing is that you're happy with yourself without having anyone there to define your happiness. oh, &another thing that might help, try chatting on the internet, maybe a support room for aspergers. but this is only for having fun &reaching out to people, i don't recommend you meeting anyone from off line because it can be very dangerous.

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