So, I'm a bit odd. I'm 19 years old and I still have imaginary friends. I have 4 of them,( sometimes more but they come and go).
I know they're not real, before you ask, and I understand them as extensions of my personality, rather than real people. But imaginary or no, they are still very important to me, because not only are they my lifelong friends, and my creations, but they help me through life. When I'm morally split on an issue, I tend to conjure up one or more of them and we have a little debate to solidify my opinion on something. Or sometimes when I'm bored, they'll show up to make me laugh. When I'm sad, they'll comfort me.
Normally I'm good about keeping my friends a secret, but my boyfriend has started to notice my interactions with them. Yesterday, he found me muttering to Todd, (my imginary friend who is a bit of a butthead), and I told him I was just thinking aloud to myself, (which I was, if you think about it.) But telling my boyfriend that felt like lying.
So, now I can't decide if I want to tell him about my imaginary friends, or if that would be too weird. What should I do?
(Ps, don't just tel me I'm crazy, I know that. Don't tell me to grow up, I won't. I just want to know if it's a good idea to tell him)
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I would tell him but don't come out and say I have imaginary friends. I would lay it out more like this is how my mind processes my emotions and thoughts. I mean that truly what you are doing. It's your mind trying to process the world around you. So no you are not crazy And you don't need to grow up you are completely fine; and if this guy truly loves you he won't care at all that you are talking to Todd. It is completely understandable what your doing.0