What’s Wrong With Me?
I have this imaginary family that I talk to I don’t see them or hear them I just talk to the air anyways I talk to them alot and I really don’t like my family that much. I’m 19 years old and I’m alone for most of the time that’s when I talk to them and I’m a four year old with a imaginary mom and dad and aunts and uncles. Is this normal?
A. I would need much more information about your situation to determine its normalcy. Generally speaking, it is abnormal to have imaginary friends and family as a young adult. Children commonly have imaginary friends and that is relatively normal but you are not a child.
An interesting aspect of your question is that when you are engaging this imaginary world, you do so as a 4-year-old. Sometimes people will develop an imaginary world when they are experiencing significant distress. It may be a way to escape their unhappiness. In that way, the imaginary world is utilized as a form of coping.
I would recommend being evaluated by a mental health professional. A mental health professional can gather many more details about your situation and determine whether this problem requires treatment. Please take care.
Randle, K. (2012). What’s Wrong With Me?. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 28, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2012/07/15/whats-wrong-with-me-8/