I have a big question for you. For DID survivors, how can you tell if you have been sleeping, or if you've switched and lost time. Sleeping or time loss? Resting, or amnesia? I’ve been asked these questions, and since I’m not multiple, I can’t answer them from personal experience. I can only answer from what I've learned from listening to hundreds of dissociative folks. So… of course, I’m happy to ask … [Read more...]
The Dangers of Losing Time
Quick Thought to Consider: I had a conversation this week that reminded me of a very important "thinking spot" for trauma survivors with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Which is worse -- being multiple? Or being dissociative? With multiplicity, you are leading a life combined with lots of others inside, making everything a plural existence. Being dissociative -- in the way that I am … [Read more...]
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!! Hello, hello! How was this past year? Was it a good year for you? Was it a rough year for you? Hmmmm…. Do you remember what kind of year it was for you? Teasing. :) That was a silly little joke for dissociative people, :lol: . Everyone, quick – check inside. Do they know how your year was? All kidding aside.... If you are unsure or blank, try asking your inside … [Read more...]
Switching in Your Sleep -– Are you Snoozing or Secretly Awake?
In situations where dissociative survivors feel like they don’t lose time, it can be helpful to ask a lot of questions about how they experience life, time, recall, etc. There are a wide variety of reasons why systems get so tightly shut down from switching, (or from the appearance of switching), so it really depends on what else is going on. There could be other ways that the insiders are coming out, and for … [Read more...]
Do Dissociative Trauma Survivors Actually Lose Time?
One of the diagnostic criteria for Dissociative Identity Disorder is experiencing amnesia or lost time. While losing time may seem like an obvious hole in your every day life, it really might not be as obvious as it seems it could be. For dissociative trauma survivors, the sliding of time is a normal everyday way of life. It just is how it is, and time feels very different for DID survivors than it does for other … [Read more...]
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