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#342955 - 10/24/10 03:58 PM Living with D.I.D.
john38 Offline


Registered: 10/21/10
Posts: 90
Loc: Pasadena CA
Hi Guys,

I'm wondering if there are any of you living with D.I.D. (multiplicity) and if this is the right forum to post this question or if another is better.
I've been doing work with my issues for 16 years now. It seems to me that therapists position integration/co-consciousness as the "promised land," and that multiplicity is viewed as pathology. Being co-conscious has helped me/us a lot. Now that we're largely co-conscious, it seems like there are lots of advantages to having other parts. E.g.: I promise my wife I'll cook dinner, am bushed when I get home, and ask someone else inside who isn't tired to come out and take over. There are advantages to being multiple!
Let Me Know What You Guys Think, John+

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#342966 - 10/24/10 04:55 PM Re: Living with D.I.D. [Re: john38]
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Registered: 02/26/08
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Loc: USA
I have had DID. I am 95% fused. (some say I'm confused! laugh )

There are a bunch of us here at MS

I'll try to put you onto some links.

There have been some recent posts.



Allen

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#342988 - 10/24/10 08:34 PM Re: Living with D.I.D. [Re: pufferfish]
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Registered: 01/24/03
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Loc: Texas
I am not DID, but many of my closest survivor friends are.

Survivors Chat is a DID focused survivor site (non gender specific) where alters are welcome on the forums and in chat.

I spend time there when I am feeling little.

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#343016 - 10/25/10 04:29 AM Re: Living with D.I.D. [Re: MrEdd]
john38 Offline


Registered: 10/21/10
Posts: 90
Loc: Pasadena CA
Thanks pufferfish--I'd definitely be interested in reading other's DID related posts and making some friends. Thanks, too, MrEdd for the link; I followed up on it and registered there.

Yah, altho I've been working with my issues for 16 years on October 29th, I have yet to meet any male DID survivors. I/We have several women DID friends, and want to expand Our circle. It was great finding out about malesurvivor.org last week at the Oprah show--up until that point I had no idea it existed. I've been doing a lot of my healing work in Survivors of Incest Anonymous, Adult Children of Alcoholics & Other Family Dysfunction, and Co-Dependents Anonymous.

Anyway, I/We are looking forward to getting into to dialogue with more men about ALL the stuff that goes along with these issues. As my inner kids like to say: talking to survivors each day keeps the crazies away.

John+

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#343095 - 10/25/10 08:57 PM Re: Living with D.I.D. [Re: john38]
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John,

Here are a few links related to DID and dissociation:

http://www.malesurvivor.org/board/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=328724&page=1

http://www.malesurvivor.org/board/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=340253&page=1

http://www.malesurvivor.org/board/ubbthr...0427#Post340427

http://www.malesurvivor.org/board/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=335409&page=1

There are more. These are recent ones. You will notice that I have been much bothered by eye problems as related to dissociation. Apparently quite a few children develop these problems and it has not been given much attention by the medical profession (yet).

Allen

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#405119 - 07/28/12 12:54 PM Re: Living with D.I.D. [Re: pufferfish]
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Yesterday bought a bunch of used books on D.I.D. One of them is:

First Person Plural, my life as a multiple, by Cameron West, Ph.D.

http://www.amazon.com/First-Person-Plural-Life-Multiple/dp/B000FDFWN2/

Puffer

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