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Is it normal to have imaginary friends at 16?

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Answer #1 | 28/12 2013 20:15
Never wish to grow up, Trust me, I had my imaginary world when i was younger up until a few years back(now I'm nearly 22), now i try to go back to that world of my childhood, but i cant, because i chose to leave it. and trust me you will be the same as me, when you choose to grow out of of it will happen, and yet when you see what the real world has to offer you you will want to go back to that imaginary world, which then it will be too late. those friend are part of you now, and you should keep them as part of you until the future...maybe you needed them when you were younger, and they were there for you, and maybe they need u for they future and you should also be there for them.
Answer #2 | 28/12 2013 20:37
i think you'll grow out of it. I lost my imaginary when i was 9 slightly after i made alot of friends, and i think i just slowly stopped talking to them and soon just kind of forgot about them. i don't think there is anything wrong with you all though this does seem kind of extreme i suggest you go out with real friends more often, go have fun with other teenagers! every time you feel like you want to talk to Roxy call another friend. the less you talk to her the less you'll feel bad about wanting to get rid of her. also keep in mind. Going out with friends, trying new things, getting a boyfriend or girlfriend. they all will make you feel more grown up and like a teenager. I go out to lunch with best friends and something about being out with best friends not caring what anybody thinks makes me feel grown up. even doing this you could still be friends with roxy just be sure to do more other things like shopping,joining clubs, going out with friends they'll all make you feel better if it helps i'm 15 almost 16 and i still walk around my room playing pretend when im alone. I think its normal for us all to have a dirty little secret that we clutch from our childhoods. whether its playing pretend, imaginary friends, Watching little kid movies, playing little kid websites, still using kid toys. we all clutch our childhood in some way and usually its hard to give up these types of things. Its pretty normal what you're doing. although it may be sort of drastic. it may not be an indication towards schizophrenia it may be more of an indication towards social anxiety's or social phobias, because of the way you're replacing real human contact with a more controlled version of social interactions. don't be alarmed dear, i think you're fine if you really do feel that weird tell your mum and tell her you're worried about your self. Like i said join some youth groups, sports teams, clubs, make some friends you can depend on and it will be easier to forget her. xoxo
Answer #3 | 28/12 2013 21:11
If you ca n't control when you see Roxy then you need to get some help to get rid of her. But if you know she's not real and can control when you see her then you need to find a way of making her go away.

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