. *** trigger warning for dissociative trauma survivors *** The collage and the material discussed in this blog is emotionally intense and could be triggering. Please be sure that you are in a safe place before reading further. . Trauma survivors with dissociative identity disorder often have to live a double life. There is the public face, full of pretty smiles and general surface chatter that says “I’m fine”, … [Read more...]
What Did Your Mother Teach You?
Mother’s Day. Mother's Day is a hard day for a lot of dissociative trauma survivors. It’s a day full of mixed emotions, painful longings, unhealed heartbreak. It's so complicated, especially when you think about how important mothers are to their children, and what their behavior teaches their children. Mother's Day hurts the people who were hurt so much by their mothers. Mothers are a complicated subject, … [Read more...]
US of Tara – Sexual Confusion, Misconduct, and Acting-Out
. Oh boy. I didn’t have a chance to watch or write about last week’s episode of Showtime’s United States of Tara, so before the series got too much further, I thought I’d bring up the topic. First of all – it’s now really clear to me what people were referring to as triggering about episode two. The sudden sexual explicitness would be triggering to a lot of trauma survivors. If you haven’t yet seen this episode, … [Read more...]
Pictures of DID – “How I View My Head”
Here is yet another unique view of Dissociative Identity Disorder. “How I View My Head” Isn’t this an interesting picture! It almost looks three-dimensional. Very cool! Once again, please remember, I’ll be writing out some of my thoughts without having conversations with the artist. I am presenting these thoughts for educational purposes only, and my guesses or impressions could be wrong. If I … [Read more...]
Can You Picture Dissociative Identity Disorder?
What is it like to live with Dissociative Identity Disorder? How does it feel to have Dissociative Identity Disorder? What do you wish others could understand about DID? Have you found it hard to put the experience of Dissociative Identity Disorder into words? Sometimes pictures say a thousand words. Dissociative Identity Disorder can be hard to explain in words, … [Read more...]