I Have A Spouse That Has Dissociative Identity Disorder

A place for those who has someone important to them who has DID, a place to find support and understanding from people that can understand. 222 People

    My husband has recently been diagnosed with DID

    and PTSD. He has some trauma from his childhood and as a result has split. There have been times over the last 8 years where I have felt that my husband wasn't himself but I would brush it off because it usually happened when we would fight. Well over the past week we have been...
    Bobbiesue08 Bobbiesue08
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Oct 12, 2014

    New To This!!

    I am in a new relationship (just 5 months) and within the first two months I had already fallen in love with this man. At around the 2-1/2 month mark of our relationship, his ex informed me that he had DID (thinking it would scare me off), which it didn't. Yes, I was confused and...
    Raffeee Raffeee
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Jul 29, 2012

    Just Seeing The Whole Picture

     Well, I have known my husband for almost 10 years, but we have been married for about 3.5. Over this time, I have found myself crazily trying to decipher his changes in what I thought then were moods. I must say this whole realization has come within the last 24 hours, and even...
    amg1980 amg1980
    15 Responses Aug 21, 2011

    10 Sayings You Know Your Partner With Dissociative Identity Disorder Drives You Crazy About...

    1.  "That wasn't me," or " I didn't say that!" 2.  "You like them better than me don't you?" 3.  "How could you not have known it wasn't me!!?" 4.  "Why don't you remember what I like?!" 5.  "Why can't you just ignore all those other people?!" 6.  "I...
    DoWop87 DoWop87
    10 Responses Aug 12, 2010

    He'S So Lost..

    My husband was my best friend for eight years before we started dating two years ago. I knew about his DID when we met, though not right away. Little things, times I'd notice a personality shift. We worked together as well and he was so different at work. Finally, I figured it...
    harlequinbliss harlequinbliss
    3 Responses Feb 3, 2013

    I feel so alone. If I am not talking to an atler

    or preventing from them coming out then my husban is isolating himself. When do I get time with him? I hurt so much on the inside I would give almost anything to feel something different. When I tell T how I feel he just blames himself or gets angry. I know what his is going...
    jayroad jayroad
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 6, 2015

    Prostitution, Compulive Spening, I Have Lost My Life To My Husbands Alter

    We have been married for 15 years. Many of them happy. When our oldest son turned 5, my beautiful husband started ******* the bed. The flashbacks came. The anxiety came. The memories of 8 years of prostitution in a public toilets, church groups. It was devestating. We...
    angik angik
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Sep 20, 2013

    Need To Unburden My Heart

    As I've said before my husband and I think he has DID. I've never dealt with anything like this and have no experience in this. My husband says that he's never been alone in his own head. As long as he can remember he's had conversations and such going on in his brain. Just...
    wyomingsahm wyomingsahm
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Oct 4, 2011
    Greenspinach Greenspinach
    26-30, F
    Oct 27, 2015

    I have been seeing my girlfriend

    for only 8 months now and I love her beyond words. She was very upfront about having DID from the start. In the 8 months we have had good days and bad, we live together and have a total of five kids together ( crazy household on a good day) I am very new to DID and all that...
    rose2416 rose2416
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 4, 2015

    Changes On The Horizon. . .

    First off to update everyone, I got pregnant again. I'm currently 21 weeks. It's a boy. Things have not stayed calm for us this time around. Despite a peace treaty with him, giving him visitation rights with a female friend of Trayus' and giving us safety from him, Jin is more...
    Parsain Parsain
    18-21, F
    10 Responses May 31, 2011

    "I think my name is Amy" Last night I had a

    major breakdown. It started off with an argument over nothing and ended with me telling 'A' how I felt she didn't do much around the house or anything at all. We made up and eventually went to bed. Today had a rough start. Therapy went hard on 'A' today and she came home...
    Remotay88 Remotay88
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 6, 2015

    I was never married until now.

    I once rented from Berkshire Property's Housing. I meet a Leasing agent there from Local Nigeria. She was Gorrila's sister too ! Her name is so local Nigerian LOLO... She is married to a Ghanaian man.. who is Dissociate Identity. That, Nigerian Gorilla Stolen near Quarter...
    arabchaosinbiltmore777 arabchaosinbiltmore777
    56-60, F
    Jun 1, 2015


    Hi am new here, didn't know where else to go. My wife has DID. I have been with my wife for 10 years we have a 4 year old together. We both have been through childhood trauma. My wife is a educated and successful women, but when she comes home she is total different person...
    powerske powerske
    5 Responses Sep 9, 2012

    Cant Cope Any More

    I have never had any support for living with someone with DID. It is him who always gets the help support and sympathy. he doesnt understand that I should have any problem living with it. He is a lot worse when he drinks alcohol and has been doing that a lot lately and I cant...
    leiennja leiennja
    3 Responses Jul 22, 2012

    feeling switchy. T has not been sleeping very

    well these past few days. staying up till 4 or 6 am then sleeping till 3 in the afternoon. his Dr told him his meds were keeping him up and to take then before a some time in the afternoon, because he has been waking up late he hasn't been taking them at all. I made him take...
    jayroad jayroad
    26-30, F
    Feb 1, 2015

    Interesting And Amazing Life Of A Spouse With DID

    Hi there, My husband too has DID. I can relate. There are tough times, but I couldn't ever imagine my life without him and the others. They are all amazing. Never a dull moment. I have been with him for 10 years now and knew early on something wasn't right. I just thought he was...
    xxxLisaxxx xxxLisaxxx
    41-45, F
    12 Responses May 29, 2011

    Living Wth Two Individuals Who Both Have Did

    As you all know my husband has DID. We are well on our way with therapy and toward the end with one mor to reach. My husband's niece, A came to live with us less than a year ago. She is 20 years old.  We had suspected she may have an alter. Two days ago she came to me and told...
    xxxLisaxxx xxxLisaxxx
    41-45, F
    9 Responses Aug 23, 2011

    "Living with Abusers" Everyday is a struggle

    when you live with abusers. Granted, 'A''s parents are not as bad as when 'A' was younger, but things are still very tense around the house. Yesterday 'A''s father yelled at her, even though she made a very reasonable request. Everyone was kind of stressed out anyway, because...
    Remotay88 Remotay88
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 4, 2015

    "Get... out!" We have

    both been worried about money, jobs and getting out of this place. Tonight it was extra bad. As soon as I got into bed I started crying. I expected my wife to comfort me. Instead I got Julia, who told me she was "scared, because you are crying and I can't do anything to make you...
    Remotay88 Remotay88
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 10, 2015

    I'm living with someone with did

    and I'm lost and need some help I love him more than anything
    kaw2516 kaw2516
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 2, 2015

    "I was annoying. It's my fault".

    Today is New Year's, my second one ever that's not been with my parents. I have been missing home today a lot. It's a bigger holiday in Holland than here. 'A' has been in bed all day feeling switchy. I don't feel like I've seen much of her. Her voice has been higher like that...
    Remotay88 Remotay88
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 31, 2014


    I guess I am lucky in the sense that my husband doesn't transition often. But when something does happen it is huge. Most recently was last summer. It was his mother who abused him physically, mentally and now we believe sexually. We went back to his hometown where his mother...
    jessikus jessikus
    26-30, F
    4 Responses May 4, 2010

    "It costs money" "A" has been very good lately.

    There have been very little significant switches or freak-outs in the past couple months. It's good, but a part of me can't help to still be on the lookout and be ready to jump just in case something happens. Her balance issues are still there. She doesn't lay in bed and have...
    Remotay88 Remotay88
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 31, 2015

    Finally-other Spouses Like Me!!!!!!!!!!

    hello........i have been married to my wife for 14 yrs. after 4 mo. of living together, the 1st alter shared his presence with me, of course at halloween time. well, after 2 more mo., we went to the best psychiatrist in the area.---------------- YOU GUYS ARE GONNA LOVE THIS...
    allchokedup allchokedup
    46-50, F
    4 Responses May 18, 2010
    ollifer ollifer
    36-40, F
    Apr 5, 2016

    Codependency My wife says her therapist thinks

    I'm too codependent. That's probably true. I just always feel like I have to be on watch, alert. Ready to deal with switching or losing balance or accidents or whatever. I don't think I ever truly relax. These are issues I have to work on myself, but its just difficult. I have...
    Remotay88 Remotay88
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 13, 2015

    Ok, here goes: I have my own issues,

    I tackle them head on and sometimes get scratched up. Disabled vet with PTSD and a handful of tough injuries. I hurt every day. I've been married the better part of a decade and we have an adorable baby girl. I am rocking her to sleep now tapping on this phone. Little girl is...
    Beanavore Beanavore
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Oct 13, 2014

    My husband of 25 years

    and I are divorcing, sad as I am I think at this point it is in my best interest that this is happening. My husband was diagnosed 10 years ago and we have been working with a therapist who has recently retired and now my husband refuses to continue with therapy which was always...
    25years 25years
    51-55, F
    8 Responses Jan 19, 2014

    "You were mean, so I went away" 'A' has had

    what she calls a "bad brain day". It started out fine, as with many days, but it soon became clear she wasn't all the way here. We finally settled in in the living room when 'A' found out I did something wrong. She is very allergic to the cat so she always has to sit on a clean...
    Remotay88 Remotay88
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 25, 2015

    My wife has DID.....I'm in tears seeing the

    words of others struggling with some of what I'm going through. So much to say....so much to ask.....the stupid friggin system....led to her sleeping with my best friends, my patients, my staff my family.....and I'm supposed to back off as not to upset the system????? Had I not...
    drdidnt drdidnt
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Dec 5, 2014

    Just a quick update; A is going back to school!

    This has been very exciting for us and has given us an opportunity to leave this house (and her abusers). Orientation is on Wednesday. Today, however, she switched. Julia has been quite vocal about not wanting to move. I'm not sure how to feel about this. She's a child and I...
    Remotay88 Remotay88
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 13, 2015

    How do I miss thee, let me counts the way hmph

    (smiling to myself) Dare I say its too much, or maybe not enough. My heart compels me to miss you until the end of time; every morning waking up, hoping to day will be the day. As I stare at the ceiling counting the little bubbles as if marking each second that goes by. tick...
    ollifer ollifer
    36-40, F
    Mar 29, 2016
    Bigbootyno2 Bigbootyno2
    70+, T
    1 Response Oct 13, 2014

    I've been with my boyfriend

    for well over a year and am madly deeply in love. Over the last two weeks, I've been having career problems and I've been in the hospital with health problems (not a great few weeks for me) and I guess this has led in part to my boyfriend disassociating for the first time since...
    polkadot77 polkadot77
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2015

    My gf who we shall call B has DID

    and she was very upfront with it just before we grew more close and began going out. She showed me a site and made me read the whole thing to understand the ins and outs of it, which I mostly was able to understand anyway as I have a reasonable grasp on the human psyche and...
    toms1985 toms1985
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jun 21, 2014

    I am not married but I've been with my best

    friend for so long it feels like we're married. I just recently found out he has DID and that I dated the alter for quite some time and then when I was about to walk away my best friend came back and told me everything and that he created the alter because he was scared of the...
    Sarc1002 Sarc1002
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 28, 2015

    March 9th 2010

    I got married to an amazing man, a decision I do not and will not ever regret. The night before my marriage he was helping me pick out what to wear when he stumbled said "I'm insane" and fell backwards onto a coffee table piled with laundry. Then he started to laugh. I...
    Parsain Parsain
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Apr 13, 2010

    sitting here talking to Liz,

    T ' s former main alter, wondering if alters that were once integrated come out again and why. Even the other alters had forgotten about Liz and her name.
    jayroad jayroad
    26-30, F
    Dec 30, 2014

    A Typical Day in My Life

    Hi again, I just thought I would share a little more about my husband and tell of a typical day in my life. My husband is disabled from the military. I left my job to stay home with him. He is more stable with me here. We are each others best friend. We are always together and...
    xxxLisaxxx xxxLisaxxx
    41-45, F
    5 Responses May 30, 2011

    I know that this may not be the exact right

    group, but I feel I share similar experiences with the members and want to encourage any with children to join the "I have a parent with DID", because although our experiences may parallel with the spouses, being a child of a parent with DID resents its own unique issues. I'm a...
    whitbau whitbau
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 7, 2015

    Not sure I've seen any alters from my wife

    today, but I think there was one yesterday. Spent some time with her in the afternoon, went to the store with her, but all I got from her was her being bitchy toward me. I couldn't do or say anything right. I finally had enough and separated myself from her in the store. At...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

    T and are are going to one of his therapy

    sessions together. I am nervous cause his mom is joining. he asked me to make a switch happen during the session so she can see what it is like. That makes me uneasy but we just want them to understand what this is like.
    jayroad jayroad
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2015

    I have my first appointment with M tomorrow to

    get us the help we need.. I am losing my mind stressing out over this. How on earth am I supposed to sit in a room with my husband and tell someone about how he abuses and harassed me on a regular basis but that I know its not really him doing it to me. Then another huge worry...
    messj messj
    22-25, F
    Oct 28, 2015

    the good news is T has gone from 9 to 5

    personalities. many are integrating his now previous main told me to keep him on his meds and two more will be hindered from coming out any more. this are becoming more manageable.
    jayroad jayroad
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2015

    "She is my wife!" A few days ago on Friday 'A'

    had therapy. As always she didn't really want to go. She came home very upset and felt like we were going to be stuck here (in this house, the abusers being present) forever. Nothing I did or said seemed to calm her down to the point where she was wailing and screaming on the...
    Remotay88 Remotay88
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 9, 2015

    Don't Know If I Can Do This Anymore!

    Where do I begin? I met a man 7 years ago who was perfect, my everything. There were times he acted different but I just thought he was weird, in a good way. We were together for a little over year when we got married. And that's when things started to turn. He went through a bad...
    dragonflydpark dragonflydpark
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Sep 23, 2012

    Young Relationship, Dealing With DID

    Hi. :) I don't know much about this site but I was just looking at DID relationship help sites and decided to post here to see if I got any good responses. Thank you for reading my long post. :) I'll admit, I don't know much about this disorder but I thought my girlfriend was...
    guitarplayer20 guitarplayer20
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Apr 11, 2013

    My partner of 3 years admitted to me at the

    beginning of our relationship that he had been dissociating and had once been clinically diagnosed with DID. For hrs, to days, to weeks, to months at a time. It has not been brought up in 2 yrs so I stupidly thought things had gotten better. He hears 8-10 voices in his head, but...
    deleted deleted
    8 Responses Feb 2, 2015

    I recently got married to the most amazing man

    in the world. Whom shares a body with 9 others. I knew what I was getting into early on in the relationship. Reluctant but already in love I decided to keep going. Our relationship has been very fast. Started dating in September and are already married and I just found out I am...
    Wifeof10 Wifeof10
    26-30, F
    Jan 7, 2016

    She's more my parter,

    one day spouse. We've been together on and off for 4 years, the off parts have mostly been to do with the dissociative disorder. And I'm struggling, I find it hard to deal with when in the middle of a conversation or argument she suddenly dissociates. It becomes all about her...
    Greenspinach Greenspinach
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 13, 2015

    I have literally tried to post my story here 4

    times in the last 3 months. It's really complicated and hard to explain. I often feel so trapped.. I'm sure it will help to get this off my chest but its hard to say the least.. Here goes: My husband, M, and I have been together since high school, for 5 years, married for 2 of...
    messj messj
    22-25, F
    Oct 15, 2015

    "But what if..." Julia is often scared.

    When you ask her what she is scared of she will answer you "everything". Today is Friday. We get up early on Friday, because 'A' has therapy. Today is especially important. 'A' is supposed to ask her therapist about our medical bills and about getting on disability. Last night...
    Remotay88 Remotay88
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 6, 2015
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