For many dissociative trauma survivors, various holidays and times of year are more difficult than other days. Some survivors may know they typically have a difficult time at the change of seasons, or when Easter-time comes, for example, but they may not have the memories or internal information to understand why they consistently have a difficult time at that time of year. Are you struggling more now … [Read more...]
What if you don’t like being Multiple?
This week, the readers here have posted a wide variety of reactions to the idea that being multiple could have benefits. If you haven't yet read all the comments on that blog, please do so. They are very interesting. When people have DID/MPD, they have experienced life as a multiple since their childhood. It is their norm - basically the only way of life they know. Multiples typically have not experienced … [Read more...]
Lack of Acceptance of Dissociative Parts and Their Life Histories
Many trauma survivors with DID, especially those relatively new in the treatment process, often have difficulty accepting that there are "other people inside your head." The ideas of losing time (including big chunks of time), losing control of yourself and your mind or your body, having a limited awareness of what has happened in your life, sharing your life with a bunch of others of all different ages, and … [Read more...]
Current Day Abuse – When Dissociative Survivors are Trapped, Owned, and Exploited as Adults
Dissociative Identity Disorder is created from severe, chronic child abuse, but does that abuse automatically stop in childhood? Unfortunately, no, it does not. All too many survivors continue to be trapped in abusive environments long after their childhood has ended. Sometimes this abuse continues with the same family-related perpetrators that abused the survivor all throughout the childhood … [Read more...]
Denial — Does it help? Or does it hurt?
To any dissociative trauma survivor weighing heavy in denial.... Denial.... SO important for your years of survival.... SO very very crucial for maintaining your education, functionality, employment... Denial.... important, so very powerful... covers up the amnesia What time loss? Has anyone lost time? Denial... covers up the pain covers up the horror covers up the … [Read more...]