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I Have Imaginary Friends

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    I have 5 imaginary friends.

    It's gonna be a 5 year anniversary on February 13 😁
    CindyisBored CindyisBored 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 31

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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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    My 'Imaginary Friends' have always been there

    for me whenever I needed someone. Even when I didn't. One of them would come and chill with me. But recently, they've all disappeared... I don't remember how to contact them, and I don't know where they went. It scares me. What if something happened to them?
    ZenaKarma ZenaKarma 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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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 4 Responses Feb 24

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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 10 Responses Dec 21, 2011

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    Honestly, I don't know what's wrong with

    imaginary friends. It's like having last minute back-up when you don't know who else to turn to for support and then it feels like it's too late. One day, I'm with a few people who may be treating me like s***. After I realize that, I can easily vent with my imaginary friends...
    JK7448 JK7448 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Hello. I'm a 16 year old girl

    and I have TONS of imaginary friends. People make fun of me on the Internet for having them and I never tell anyone in real life except a couple of people that don't think I'm too old for them. I don't believe in "too old". If my imaginary friends make me happy, who cares?? I...
    imaginaryfriendBFF imaginaryfriendBFF 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 10

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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 met a new imaginary friend the other day.

    Her name is Skye and she is 17. She has a disability called spina bifida, where she can't feel anything from the waist down. She is in a wheelchair. So my other imaginary friends and I help her. When she doesn't want to be in her wheelchair, we pick her up and carry her around...
    imaginaryfriendBFF imaginaryfriendBFF 16-17, F Aug 2

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    Yesterday, my imaginary siblings

    and I met our newest cousin, Gianna (pronounced GEE-ONNAH) She's out Aunt Becca's 5-year-old daughter and it's not a surprise why Aunt Becca didn't bring her over when she first moved in with us. Gianna has done nothing but cause trouble. When she first came in the house...
    imaginaryfriendBFF imaginaryfriendBFF 16-17, F Jun 19

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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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    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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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2013

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    I actually have a group of them

    and each are so unique in their own way with a backstory and age
    imaginaryfriendgroup imaginaryfriendgroup 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 9

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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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    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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    I never named him. He is a white/bluish ghost

    holding a gun to my head. He is always behind me floating. Not very nice.
    SoulCoffee SoulCoffee 26-30, M Aug 11

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    My Imaginary Friends And Lover.

    It all started when I was young child in my teenage years. I was oftrn lonely and didn't have anyone one to talk to. I did at one point and time but they would often tell others our conversation. I remember feeling rejected. I day decided to create this imaginary person name...
    passion101 passion101 26-30 4 Responses Mar 4, 2012

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    I signed up on EP just to write this.

    That was my priority, anyway, just to flip under the lid of the pandora's box to see if there are others like me -- you know, just to see how far gone I am, then back quietly out of the door. Well, turns out I'm completely normal. I'm here because I have an imaginary friend...
    oceangrass oceangrass 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 3

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses May 25

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    Bonjour, I am Qaasim.

    My counterpart is Qaasim Middleton. You may know him from American Idol. He also used to be in the Naked Brothers Band. I am his counterpart. I also have a papa named Qaasim. I'm named after him. Anyways, as you may have already guessed from my greeting, I am French...
    IAMNUTSFORFREDDY IAMNUTSFORFREDDY 18-21, F Apr 9

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    My Best Friends

    I started developing imaginary friends a few years ago as a result of social isolation. I'm in my mid 20s. My imaginary friends are the best friends I've ever had. People think having imaginary friends is a mental illness unto itself, but I think that if I didn't have them, I'd...
    anonymous87870 anonymous87870 22-25 1 Response Jul 29, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    I have imaginary friends

    and love them dearly and if you are the same way, I would love it if you would follow me on Twitter @imagnary_friend :) We can talk about our imaginary friends but please read my bio first!
    imaginaryfriendBFF imaginaryfriendBFF 16-17, F Jun 30

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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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    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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    Okay, this is Jennifer here.

    I just have to comment on something Oz and Scotty (my brothers who are twins and based on characters of Seth Green if you don't know/need reminders) have developed a unique thing. Since they were separated at birth, they never had a chance to develop a twin language as many...
    IAMNUTSFORFREDDY IAMNUTSFORFREDDY 18-21, F Mar 7

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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 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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    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 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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    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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    I am going insane. I know no one else

    that has imaginary friends. I would love to do nothing more than just sit down and talk to someone who understands about my world and hear them talk about theirs in return. I could talk for hours about it. I just feel so alone because no one else around me has them. Ugh.
    IAMNUTSFORFREDDY IAMNUTSFORFREDDY 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2014

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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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    All my imaginary friends have always been there

    for me and I love them, which is why I get upset when I feel like I am just making everything up, but I want to believe in them the way I always have (like a child would believe in them). If I did that, I would still have in the back of my mind that they wouldn't even exist if I...
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