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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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Yes I can remember doing this since I was very young - except I often talk to myself out loud as though I have an imaginary friend listening to me.

I go over and over conversations that are going to take place to try to cover every possible outcome, though usually I decide one particular path is going to happen so I go over and over THAT one for potentially hours on end.

The worst part is stopping and realising what I'm thinking about - that its a fantasy situation that will never happen (or so I tell myself) - then I berate myself out loud too.

Yeah, seems pretty common amoungst us.
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