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I Have Imaginary Friends

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    I Got An Imaginary Friend...A Male Version Of Myself.

    I got an imaginary friend a male version of me. That came on my mind when I was in a deepest depression and try to commit suicide but ended up me telling it not to do it because it was not worth it. He came to me like a whisper conscience in my head. After that I started to sit...
    weirdgirl516 weirdgirl516 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2013

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    Well I feel alone all the time.

    I was talking with my toys when I was a child.They were answering me,playing with me.Because I had no friends.I am 15years old now.And I still talk with them.They have diffrent names,personalities,hobbies ect.I still play with them because they are only ones who listens to me.
    ughjustfiveminutesmore ughjustfiveminutesmore 18-21, F Apr 5

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    I have lots of imaginary friends

    and I love them to death. They mean everything to me, but sometimes I get upset because I get this bad feeling that they actually are just imaginary and I want to keep believing in them like I have since I was 6, almost 7. I never had that feeling when I was littler, so why now...
    ImaginaryBFF ImaginaryBFF 16-17, F Apr 27

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    Sometimes when I'm alone

    or sad if I need someone to talk to I may console with an imaginary friend it stuffed animal. Usually it makes me feel a little better.
    Shynerdwriter66 Shynerdwriter66 13-15, M Nov 19, 2014

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    Merle!!!!! I added a new character recently.

    Merle Dixon! He's obviously a bit different than the one in Walking Dead. He's gay and he's married to a man named Niko. There are two men named Niko in my world. This is the uncle Niko, the brother of Vitas' father Stefan. He's a big teddybear in a way but he won't take...
    IAMNUTSFORFREDDY IAMNUTSFORFREDDY 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2013

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    I'm 27 years old and I still have imaginary

    friends. Well, more like I got some back about a year ago after not having them since I was a kid. Reasonably, I know they are not there, they are fictional characters, but I still find comfort in talking to them and listening to their advice.
    HukaSoong HukaSoong 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2014

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    I Thought It Was Only Me...

    I'm 23, reasonably intelligent, and yet I still have imaginary friends. I still "talk" to them when I'm alone. I have all my life. I don't think it'll ever go away. It makes me feel better when I'm by myself. But it also makes me feel so.... isolated? I suppose. I...
    VanDenBoom VanDenBoom 18-21, F 13 Responses Jan 5, 2008

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    I Do

    I don't have real friends in real life, so all of my friends come from inside of my head. I daydream constantly and I would'nt be able to cope with life at all if it weren't for them.
    ItchyWitch82 ItchyWitch82 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 6, 2010

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    I write books and i like to think those

    characters are apart of my little world in my head. All the characters i write about have lives that change for the better and that makes me feel like it will get better for me as it did for them. if only you can write your life story things would get better but until then ill...
    Cheshirecupacat Cheshirecupacat 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    I'm a 16 year old girl

    and I have quite a long experience to tell. See, I have a whole world of imaginary friends-even best friends- and yes, some imaginary enemies, too. (Hey, they make it all the more interesting.) I have imaginary cousins, sisters, and brothers as well and all I want is a girl...
    ImaginaryBFF ImaginaryBFF 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    I'm 14 years old. When I'm alone,

    I talk to my imagination. I make up friends or get them from tv shows because I'm so pathetic. I do belive I suffer from depression, but don't want to be put on medications or in therapy. I cry a lot during school or when I'm alone, and try my best to hide it. When I'm alone I...
    n00d13 n00d13 13-15 1 Response Oct 11, 2014

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    This is Merle. I am Jennifer's

    now husband. have been about eight months now. I'm posting because I'm so damn pissed that I could shoot the freaking ***** who has caused my wife so much pain. Jennifer just now admitted that she was depressed and it was getting worse due to her supposed best friend. Her...
    IAMNUTSFORFREDDY IAMNUTSFORFREDDY 18-21, F Oct 13, 2014

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    Curly...

    I have a very vague memory as a child of on imaginary friend. She had copper brown skin and a brown curly afro....I remember feeling really safe in her company...like nothing could ever hurt me
    LostGirl1792 LostGirl1792 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2010

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    When I was little I had a imaginary fried

    who was called Jacob he was a cat on a floating piece of cloud who would always cheer me sadly as i grew older it became harder to see him. Now he's just a memory
    augustblue augustblue 22-25, M Aug 16, 2014

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    I am 14 and I consider my "Alter Egos" my "Only

    Friends", and I'm okay with it, mostly because I'm afraid of talking to people face to face and with that, I'll never be able to understand or see most people at all. I have KEI (pronounced k), who is my subconscious. I can see through forgotten memories with him as well as...
    databasekei databasekei 13-15, T 3 Responses Apr 1, 2014

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    I am Nomad. I am Jennifer's uncle.

    My name is Nomad because I used to live alone in the woods. I am now married to my husband Nomak. I'll let him introduce himself. I am based off the alpha male character on the movie in your world called "I am Legend." I look like the alpha and can't voice any words, but I...
    IAMNUTSFORFREDDY IAMNUTSFORFREDDY 18-21, F Mar 9

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    Howdy, I'm Earl. Jennifer ain't here right now.

    She's off somewhere with my brother. So I guess that makes her my sister in law. I'm one of her Merle's brothers. We're twins. We're all at a party right now and she doesn't feel comfortable coming out around people, especially men, that she don't know. I get that. So I'm...
    IAMNUTSFORFREDDY IAMNUTSFORFREDDY 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    The Longest Lie

    The longest lie I have ever tolled was these story's of people in my head it's been going on since I was 11 and i'm 21 now 10 years a million story's and they all revolve around a house I build up in my mind to help with all the abandoment problems the people I created are...
    KillerRage KillerRage 18-21, F 3 Responses May 16, 2013

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    I'm Baaaaack!

    This is Freddy, Jennifer's husband. I am back! Woo! And I feel better than ever! I've learned to face my aversion towards people. I never liked other people, especially not children. With Jennifer and God's help, I've changed that. Drastically. Like Vitaly said earlier, I...
    IAMNUTSFORFREDDY IAMNUTSFORFREDDY 18-21, F Nov 11, 2013

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    They Help Me

    It sounds crazy but I pretend they hold me while I sleep and they hug me when I'm sad. I talk to them when no-one's around and in my head when people are around. I hold their hand to help me get through things. I'm so lonely...it helps
    amandaduff amandaduff 18-21 7 Responses Aug 1, 2009

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    Imaginary Friends Make Coping Easier

    I have a physical disability known as Cerebral Palsy. Because of this, I have developed close friendships with fictional characters from TV shows and other fantasy media. I call it soul bonding, but many others who don't understand the connections I make call it imaginary friends...
    AgilePhoenix AgilePhoenix 31-35, F May 27, 2012

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    You know, Merle has been quite wonderful these

    past couple of months. It's so fun to just hang out with him and have some quality time with him. Right now, we are being totally silly and singing Bon Jovi songs together. I think our favorite song is Livin' on a Prayer. Fun! He says me knowing all of these older songs is...
    IAMNUTSFORFREDDY IAMNUTSFORFREDDY 18-21, F May 5, 2014

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    Hello, it's Misha here.

    I am a rather recent addition to the family of friends here. I'm one of the more silly ones. Just slightly. Jennifer is giving me a look right now that says "that's putting it mildly." Haha! Okay, I admit, I'm pretty goofy. It's just how I am. I'm based off of Misha...
    IAMNUTSFORFREDDY IAMNUTSFORFREDDY 18-21, F Mar 7

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    Hello. I'm Stephen. I've known Jennifer

    since she was 11 years old. I"m a bit like a father figure to her. Jason is her father in this world. But me, Billy and a couple of others often help her and treat her as if she were our daughter. It's a funny thing to be here sometimes. Back when she was experiencing the...
    IAMNUTSFORFREDDY IAMNUTSFORFREDDY 18-21, F Mar 7

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    Well, Merle has been helping me a lot lately.

    I just had to cut off a 7 year long friendship. This person was emotionally abusive and will never change. They made me feel inferior and often tried to control me. The emotions I felt made past events come up. I couldn't handle it. I was about to crack. So I told them no...
    IAMNUTSFORFREDDY IAMNUTSFORFREDDY 18-21, F Nov 7, 2014

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    I'M Not Really Sure What To Do. I Think She'S Deaf?

    I think I mentioned in my earlier story that I have one imaginary friend named Eden (I call her Eddy) and i mentioned that she doesn't talk. I figured that just happened to be her personality, because all my other ones do. She's mostly about physical comfort and facial...
    dontyouwish dontyouwish 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2013

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    Ishtaria Ishtaria 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 27, 2014

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    I am 26 years old and still have my imaginary

    friend around. Loneliness never gets old but I know how to deal with it better. I do long to have a social life. Something in me is holding me back. I started having my imaginary friends growing up because I was so lonely and bullying played a part in that. Courtney that is my...
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F Nov 10, 2014

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    I Am Strong And Happy.. Because I Have My (imaginary) Friend With Me

    People said imaginary friend is not real.. because they are created by me inside my mind.. people called me a freak because i have an imaginary friend.. and sometimes people called me crazy... But people dont know.. having an imaginary friend is the best thing that every...
    atilaevans atilaevans 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2012

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    Growing up as you may have read,

    I been bullied so my imaginary friends and imaginary world is the coping mechanism that I have utilized throughout my adolescent years. My pillow became my imaginary friend. I even made love to my pillow throughout my teen years as comfort. My imagination is what gave me comfort...
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F Oct 1, 2014

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    I Have One.

    I'm almost 19, since I've been 12 or I've had an imaginary friend. His name is Frederick Leroy Maverick, and he was created through my increasingly urgent need to have a really close friend. I had.. issues with people when I was younger, so I made myself one that would always be...
    Autocrat Autocrat 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 22, 2010

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    Alone, But Not Lonely

    Having imaginary friends has been a very powerful coping mechanism for me. Diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, I have found it too difficult and painful to go through the ups and downs of real world relationships, particularly after my closest real-world friendship ended a few...
    Asperella Asperella 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 26, 2009

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    Does anyone else basically take characters from

    TV shows, Movies, Video games, anime, etc. and incorporate them into their own fictional world?
    DarkWolfQueen19 DarkWolfQueen19 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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    My Imagination Is My Real World.

    When I was a kiddo, I had few imaginary friends, I had a imaginary family and finally a whole world. At that time I was a problem child so I didn't had any friends, they were scared of me or thought I was strange because I had imaginary friends. The woman who're with my father...
    Mikisilly Mikisilly 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24, 2012

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    Crystal

    Crystal was a leftover. The only figment of my now extinct imaginary world; she was a leftover from the hundreds of imaginary friends I had. As I grew older, the world began to fade, and she seemed to be the only survivor.However, she was the most amazing imaginary friend I could...
    hammy012 hammy012 18-21 3 Responses Aug 20, 2011

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    Having imaginary friends is great

    for kids, teens and adults of all ages. It helps you get and guide you through life when you are lonely. It surely helped me.
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2014

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    I've always used fantasy worlds to escape from

    reality for as long as I can remember. I often attach myself to certain characters...only recently have I started talking to those characters. It kinda started by accident, when a friend and I would write stories with these characters, and then we pretended to talk to them out...
    Viscountess Viscountess 18-21, F 1 Response May 11, 2014

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    I Wish I Wasn'T Alone...

    I wish I wasn't alone like I am right now something I hang out with my brother which is the best feeling Ill ever get with the time I'll get with him we can scream and sing broadway songs in the car later watching Thor The Dark World that night but when we get home it's like we...
    InvaderMiz InvaderMiz 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2013

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    I have so many imaginary friends

    and one of them is a little girl named Karilee. She's two years old and she is the cutest thing with a little brown ponytail and bangs and she's the sweetest thing EVER. Some of my imaginary friends and siblings and I were in Missouri at a waterpark when we found her playing...
    ImaginaryBFF ImaginaryBFF 16-17, F a week ago

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    This is Edward. No, not Edward Cullen.

    Even though that's my middle name. The full name is Edward Cullen Dixon. Yep. I'm one of Jennifer and Merle's sons. My non identical twin brother is Henry. If you know your Michael Rooker movies and my mother's past, then you will know why he is named that. I am 17 years...
    IAMNUTSFORFREDDY IAMNUTSFORFREDDY 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    Not Like The Rest.

    I have had imaginary friends since I was around nine years old, since I was always the odd one in my class because I had a speech impediment (which I still have). By the time I was 13 I was being bullied to no end, causing me to keep away from everyone. That's when my imaginary...
    DarkWolfQueen19 DarkWolfQueen19 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2013

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    Imaginary Friends...

    I've been screwed over by a lot of friends growing up, so I suppose I resorted to imaginary ones... I can't remember not having them. They're either people from books or anime (the rabbits of Watership Down and Torak and Renn of Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, and Hinata of...
    AkaiHana AkaiHana 13-15 1 Response Apr 23, 2012

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    I Created An Entire World Not Just A Friend

    It started when I was little I was the dorky kid that wasn't allowed to go outside much or really didn't want to. I created this entire little imaginary world for myself as a way to escape the traumatic things that were going on in my home and school life. When my brothers were...
    newasexy newasexy 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 21, 2011

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    My imaginary friend Casper came about

    when I started getting bullied. My imaginary world was the only place I can go for comfort. I never showed my true emotions with people, just with Casper. None of my peers in school wanted to be around me all through middle and high school. I was really depressed but my...
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 9, 2014

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    I'm a writer & I guess they started out

    as just characters...they all have their own personalities and life going on in my head, and some of them are pretty good people, so before I knew it I was comforting myself with things that I thought they would say...and now if I focus hard enough I can "see" them talking to me...
    HeyThereHeather HeyThereHeather 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Guuutteeenn Taaaaaaggggg!!! Jaaaaaa!!!

    Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Ich heisse Tohl! My name is Tohl! Jaaaaaaaa wooooooo! I am not crazyyyyy or am I? hahahahahaaha The Frenchy poo Laurent suggested I make a post on here so weeeee here you goooooooooooo. I'm sure he complained about me taking his French class. It...
    IAMNUTSFORFREDDY IAMNUTSFORFREDDY 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2012

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