It helped me to perceive that extra entity in my mind as a friend. You befriend that entity, and you will find the key to your recovery. I've found that, becoming in touch with my inner child, I have found the ability to cry when I couldn't. To get really MAD when I needed to about what happened. You learn to love that child and you learn to get pissed at anything that tries to hurt it like the perp that hurt that child when you were young. That child when you were young that had to suffer, is the same little child that resides within you today. Society may view that as a personality disorder, but, becoming in touch with that child is highly benificial to recovery. Its only a disorder if it interferes with your ability to live your life. From my perspective with my own experiences, it is not an interference, but, a blessing.
Truth is the very reason we strive to live. It surrounds and resides within us. Accepting the truths we already know and seeking out those we do not is a direct path to inner balance and joy. For life is not a means to an end, but a journey. Life comes and goes but the truth will always live on.