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By Anonymous - / Thursday 22 December 2011 05:50 / United States
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I don't know what he's talking about. Imaginary people are the best! They're always there with you, no matter what! I prefer to capture mine and use them for hard labor but whatever works for you I guess.

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The difference is OP's doctor knows her history and behaviour patterns; we don't. As many posts as we've seen here about made up SOs, I can't fault the shrink for asking. People don't usually waste money to brag for 50 minutes about how life is perfect.

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Disagree, I think it was a thought-provoking, perfectly appropriate therapeutic question. The op's incessant gushing probably indicated that she may be exaggerating, fantasizing, and not purposely making stuff up, but is creating an unhealthy, distorted obsession.

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People tend to imagine others to be what they want and not who that person really is, especially in the beginning of a relationship. Certain anxiety and depression disorders can make this worse and when reality sets in, it can be painful. I don't think the Pdoc meant if the person was real, but rather the persona that the op is viewing him as. It is healthy to sit back and evaluate how you are idealizing someone, otherwise you can set yourself up for a massive crash.

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I don't know what he's talking about. Imaginary people are the best! They're always there with you, no matter what! I prefer to capture mine and use them for hard labor but whatever works for you I guess.

By  saIty

Why see a shrink when you could have just told your diary. Diaries never question things, like the validity of your real or maybe not real soulmate.

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