Has anybody besides me...

@mjsdls (1840)
United States
April 6, 2007 4:58pm CST
ever had an imaginary friend while growing up? My was Crystal, we did just about everything together. I had my cousins and brothers and sisters but for some reason I also had an imaginary friend that I would go off with and play. Share your friend with us. What did you like to do?
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6 responses
• Australia
7 Apr 07
No, I didn't have an imaginary friend, but I imagined I was someone else, which in some ways is the same thing. I cannot remember even one single happy event from my childhood. I never had any friends during my school years, mostly because it was impossible for me to make friends. I firmly believed what I had been told every day of my life: I was no good. I was totally evil. No one would ever want me, so I might as well do the world a favour and kill myself. Some of my earliest memories are hiding in the garden (in England) making daisy and buttercup chains and wearing them like a crown. I was the queen, and the daffodils and flowers were my devoted subjects. The same thing continued through my school years - not in the garden with flowers - but in my imagination I became someone of importance and people loved me. It never worked for me, really, because I always knew it was make-believe and I always knew I was no good and never would be. What a dramatic change in my life later! But that is another chapter of my life a REAL one, not make-believe: one that has been real for 48 years and has given a truly abundant life.
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@mjsdls (1840)
• United States
10 Apr 07
I have always wanted to see England. I bet it is a beautiful place.
@crackhead (1826)
• India
6 Apr 07
Yeah i did and i still do. I talk to myself when ever i am in bad moods or in highly excited moods. I talk to myself indicates i would be feeling like i am talking to some person who is by my side. Since my childhood i had this habit of sitting lonely and thinking when ever my mood swings. I don't have a particular name for that friend but all i imagine was she would be by side and patting me and encouraging me all the time which boasts my confidence levels.
@crackhead (1826)
• India
11 Apr 07
Thanks for marking this as best response.
@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
11 Apr 07
I had an imaginary friend. She was kinda strange. Sometimes she played with my little sister instead of me! LOL My little sister and I didn't have a real great childhood. When my sister was having a really rough night after my dad finished "spanking" her, sometimes Lisa (my imaginary friend) would go lay in her bed with her and talk to her. My poor little sister would be so sore that she couldn't move, so I would lay on one side of her, and Lisa on the other until she could go to sleep. I would also leave Lisa with her if I was going somewhere and she wasn't allowed to go. Otherwise Lisa went everywhere with us. I created her, and I told my sister about her so much that she began to believe in her, too. I guess that's when she became our shared imaginary friend.
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@winterose (39898)
• Canada
6 Apr 07
I didn't have an imaginary friend growing up but I did have an imaginary boyfriend after I got divorced. He helped me through a very bad time.
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@tammyr (5954)
• Etowah, Tennessee
6 Apr 07
I didn;t but my daughter did. Her name was Sara and if my daughter had an idea and was not sure if I would let her do it she would ask if ?Sara could do it! LOL I thought it was very cute.
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• United States
6 Apr 07
Believe it or not my imaginary friend was God. I grew up a Catholic, but at a very young age, four or five, I began thinking that God was right there with me, all the time, and I talked to Him constantly. I was a very reclusive child, alone alot. I'm surprised I didn't have other imaginary friends. I read alot, and lived in the books that I read.
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