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speaking to myself - is this unhealthy?

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I've had what I belive was referred to in another thread as "broken record thinking" in that I tend to rehearse conversations with myself that may or may not occur in the future. I have been doing this a very long time and it was associated with my inner fantasy life that I would often escape to, but is more often simply a method of organizing streams of thoughts that tend to get out of hand. I NEVER speak to myself aloud, whether im in public or not. This is all in my head. It worries me because it has become such a fluid thing. I'll simply slip into a conversation as both the person who is speaking and the person who is being spoken to, but will normally only act my part. My problem is I can be going somewhere having these streams of thoughts, inner conversations and monlogues and then not remember my trip or car ride. My head tends to get so wrapped up in things that I cant focus on the here and now. Sorry for the long post, I just hope that I'm not suffering from some kind of delusional thinking. Thanks for any replies.
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That's pretty much how all my conscious thought takes place - like a narrative. Sometimes carrying out dialogue like you say. I spent a lot of time on my own as a kid and it was like having an invisible friend or fantasy world. Maybe out of boredom. It's never bothered me though, once I asked all my friends (sane ones too) and they all thought in the form of conversations etc. It's when you spend all you time on your head trying to 'prepare' yourself for life rather than living it, when it becomes a problem, or as a way of escaping some hard facts in reality that may be too daunting.
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