Many people have fantasies that they would never engage in. You have an imaginative fantasy life, but you’re able to determine right from wrong. Even though you have these thoughts, you believe that you would never act on them. That’s important.
There are some people who have these types of fantasies and would be willing to carry them out, if given the opportunity. They would have no qualms about hurting or killing someone. They wouldn’t care who they hurt and would feel no remorse about their behavior. Thankfully that’s not the case for you.
You intuitively believe that these thoughts will decrease as you mature and you are likely correct. Even so, if they continue to cause you distress, they should be addressed in counseling. It could help to reduce or eliminate these distressing thoughts.
Counseling should not be thought of as a last resort. When you are concerned or in distress, turn to counseling for relief. If your tooth hurts, see a dentist. You don’t need to wait until you are in agony and your face has swollen to twice its normal size. When you are in emotional pain, of any kind, you don’t need to wait until you are suicidal to seek help. Something bothering you? Enter counseling for relief.
I hope I’ve helped, if only in a small way. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle