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I Have Imaginary Friends

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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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    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 16-17 3 Responses Aug 20, 2011

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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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    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.
    Snowboy6421 Snowboy6421 13-15, M Nov 19, 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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    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 1 Response Mar 7

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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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    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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    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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    They Are There

    I'm sixteen, my name is Jarod, and after a friend died two years ago I began my unreasonable and obsessed love with Australia. I don't know why and I don't know when it began, but somewhere down the line, I began seeing her, and not just in dreams and day dreams, although that is...
    zeframcochrane zeframcochrane 16-17 Nov 23, 2013

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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'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 16-17, F 1 Response May 11, 2014

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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 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 7 Responses Dec 21, 2011

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses Oct 6, 2014

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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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    Well they are just imaginary ATM,

    I want them to be my friends :(
    passion4writing passion4writing 22-25, M Dec 9, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Just when I little. It was two boys my age

    and a imaginary creature. The boys were named Moksha and Jesus and the creature was named Fletchie. Pretty creative names haha. I got the name Moksha from watching a movie about Buddhism and I named Jesus after Jesus because I used to be pretty religious haha. Idk how I got...
    ZacS9 ZacS9 16-17, M Jul 22, 2014

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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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    Okay, here's why I like Merle Dixon from the

    Walking Dead for those who think I'm crazy for it. Merle was meant to be as the guy who played him put it "a messed up *******." Merle and Daryl had an abusive father and a mother who died sleeping with a cigarette. They were all each other ever had. Merle probably had severe...
    IAMNUTSFORFREDDY IAMNUTSFORFREDDY 18-21, F Jan 1, 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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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