Hiya!! That's true – there *are * people worse off, physically, mentally (or both) but that doesn't help me. Flatmates also have assorted problems, I can't really chat to a lot of them, nor would I want them to know all about me.
I had imaginary friends too, Helen. Still have a couple actually, although I call them anything but. Most are musicians, both living & dead. I am nearly 31 y/o. People talk to God, don't they? This type of thing was/is no different. I'm never bored & I'm happy w/ or w/o company
Actually I *like * the "pull yer socks up" way of thinking. I also keep a journal, amongst reminders of what's on tv, pix I like etc. there's "I'm stressed!"