Last night I lost my keys in the office. It was a silly ordeal – they were hanging right where I last put them – but it took me awhile to remember where that was. I had a little help finding them, and I am really thankful that Mr. Janitor Man was so very kind. He was patient with me, looking everywhere with me while I retraced my steps of the evening. We looked under couches, in between cushions, under … [Read more...]
Not Getting to Be Your True Self – But Whose Life is it Anyway?
Do you get to be your real self? I’ve been wondering what else I could teach about Dissociative Identity Disorder, using an episode of United States of Tara as the example. Then I remembered the last minute of a show about Buck and his emotional pain. And I thought more of how very painful and how very real that heartbreak is for Buck. Throughout this season two, Tara has struggled with the fact … [Read more...]
Seeing Multiplicity – Keaton Style
Multiplicity, the 1996 movie with Michael Keaton, is not specifically about Dissociative Identity Disorder – it is technically about being cloned -- but it is a funny, light-hearted comedy that absolutely pertains to DID / MPD. Have you watched this show? Keaton’s character has a lot in common with DID. As you watch the movie, you can see the following similarities happen in this … [Read more...]