Hello hello! Happy New Year! Wowzers --- it's already the end of one decade, and the start of a new decade. That's okay, because I have a lot of good news to tell you about what's gonna be here in this New Year at Discussing Dissociation. We are in our 11th year, and our DD Community is continually growing, and expanding to include new people, with new needs, new questions, new concerns. I have 8 … [Read more...]
5 Kinds of Emotional Support Needed by Dissociative Trauma Survivors
Emotional support is definitely needed by dissociative trauma survivors. So..... what is emotional support? I often get emails and questions from friends – partners – spouses of dissociative trauma survivors. These loved ones are often unsure about how to best support their partner amidst all the darkness. These are the partners who care. But they don’t know what to do. They don’t know how to … [Read more...]
Do’s and Don’ts for Singleton Friends of Multiples
I am not sure who wrote the following list of “Do’s and Don’ts for Singleton Friends of Multiples”. This list was e-mailed to me years ago by a person with Dissociative Identity Disorder, saying this list was comprised by an anonymous group* of multiples. I am sure that there could be many other suggestions added to the list, but for today, I will post it in exactly the same format as I received … [Read more...]
DID Trauma Survivors and Getting Support from Other People – or not?
Dissociative trauma survivors need emotional support. However, this can be difficult to achieve. As the show, "United States of Tara" is gradually starting to demonstrate, survivors with Dissociative Identity Disorder have friends and family members that offer varying levels of support: Those that find dissociative trauma survivors to be really good, kind, decent, and wonderful people, and will stand by them … [Read more...]