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I Have Dissociative Identity Disorder

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    Two Peas In A Pod - For a long time in my life, I knew I shared my mind with someone else. It wasn't until my late teens that I was determined to actually be co-conscious. My...
    TheDreamQueen TheDreamQueen 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 24, 2013

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    My old therapist moved out of state. She really understood me and my alters and had spoken to most of them at least once. My new therapist? hes a skeptic. Joy. He insists that I'm...
    dianadra dianadra 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    i went to the hospital again. it was on February 14th. i was walking home and i got sexually assaulted. when i got home i was alone and aat there in silence for a bit before i...
    tallestshadow tallestshadow 22-25, T 1 Response Apr 1

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    I cant control who takes over but I'm aware of some of them i have had this ever since i can remember. All my life i have been trying to figure out why i cant remember certain...
    nirvanageek94 nirvanageek94 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    Don't Even Know Who I Am - That is right, I don't even know who I am. Am I the host of this body or not? What is going on inside makes no sense to me. Our supposed host doesn't...
    Rachel4now Rachel4now 31-35, F 21 Responses Feb 16, 2008

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    The Mirror - Every day I encountered the girl in the mirror with skepticism, but her smile was so inviting and her conversation so stimulating. She spoke as if she knew my intimate...
    KayTJewels KayTJewels 26-30 1 Response Jul 4, 2011

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    Why Nathan Came To Existence? - I'm not sure when Nathan first appeared. I'v never been able to keep track of time. memories of things happening first happened after. Memories...
    crashtestdummy80 crashtestdummy80 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 19, 2011

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    Just want to say, I hope you're all doing well and survived the holidays. I like to hide :) but I do think of you all often.
    Jandcompany Jandcompany 31-35, F Jan 17

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    I feel like I've made it through twenty years of being a human without holding onto a single emotional bond. I made a few friends when I got to college. When I realized I had...
    NightBirds NightBirds 18-21 4 Responses Feb 22

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    Am I Wrong? - I have 5 alters that I know of. There's one in particular that is stronger and tends to take over more than the others. Her name is Cocoa. She has been with me since...
    Mercedes215 Mercedes215 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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    Dating Someone With Dissociative Identity Disorder -   I am currently seeing someone with DID.The man I am seeing is wonderful!Lets call him Gavin.Gavin is happy-go-lucky...
    Neenie907 Neenie907 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 4, 2009

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    I have an alternate. Her name is Luna. I found out today. How do I let her out?
    bellazima bellazima 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 22

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    Afraid Of Losing Someone... - This has always been a fear of mine and my alters. I lost my parents at a young age. My father died in a fire and my mother died of a brain hemmorage...
    Leena26 Leena26 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 21, 2012

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    I'm DID and usually stable after years of therapy. I'm now going into the menopausal stage of life, I'm 45. Looking for someone who had or is going through it too. I have...
    emotiveall emotiveall 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    I have DID no matter how hard I try not to admit it or reveal my diagnosis I can't get away from it. I wish I did not have DID I want to have a simple normal life without feeding...
    nomoreoopsy nomoreoopsy 31-35, F Apr 5

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    My Experience of a D.i.d (multilpe) Life -    I'm a 40 year old woman (but really I feel like a lot of much younger on inside) . Ive been aware of my system for 12 years...
    thruthelookinglass thruthelookinglass 36-40, F 4 Responses May 17, 2009

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    Community of Me - I have never really been alone there was always someone in my head who would talk with me.  Even when I was a young man I could spend hours bymyself because...
    allofus allofus 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    Bad Day - we are really struggling not to hurt ourself right now.we want to soooo badly. we won't.  we can't.  it's notallowed.  the protectors have a rule.  noone can...
    TruthSpeaks71 TruthSpeaks71 41-45 3 Responses Aug 19, 2012

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    Did-nos-wtf - Apparently I have Dissociative Identity Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified....The kids in my head are all like "We TOLD you so!" Well, they were right. ...I was...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 2 Responses Jun 24, 2013

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    I'll be 23 next month, my therapist still doesn't want to diagnose me, but well, I know they're here. How else do you explain answers in an empty room. Or the large black man...
    Formulus Formulus 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    Not Doing Well...8/6/13 - The part of me/us that thinks "She just needs to not exist," is active again. It's scary. This part wants me dead, because I'm the problem. I'm also...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 13 Responses Aug 6, 2013

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    I have had this disorder sense middle school (and I am now 22). Many people could never diagnoss my condition because I could never completely describe it nor did I trust others...
    LiliumxoTears LiliumxoTears 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 31

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    Sucker Punch - I watched this movie last night...if you have DID...you will understand it better than any person on the face of the earth. BUT IT WILL TRIGGER!! I highly...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 26-30 8 Responses Aug 14, 2011

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    Unexpected Assistance When Did Feels Like A Curse And It Does...all The Time! - Today is the first time that I felt amazed by and appreciative of one of the alters. Strange, I can...
    SomethingIsSomebody SomethingIsSomebody 41-45 1 Response Dec 8, 2011

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    We're Doing WHAT???? - Katherine, who appears to be my internal self helper? She wants us to integrate. She doesn't care how much chaos this causes, because she wants us to "shine...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 9 Responses Oct 17, 2013

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    Howdy y'all it's Sandra. I'm an alter I guess but here's the low-down: Anna, our host, or whatever, is it total trouble family wise. For one, I think this little lady is totes...
    annabanana1907 annabanana1907 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    From what I can tell this disorder, disease, adventure, experience (whatever you want to call it) is highly personalized. Everyone who is diagnosed has a very different experience...
    annabanana1907 annabanana1907 18-21, F Feb 8

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    Just Got Diagnosed Two Days Ago. - So, I have someone inside of me. She's 14 just like me and her name is Kat. She scares me because she wants me dead and she hurts me. She takes...
    Hiway202 Hiway202 13-15, T 3 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    My Headmates - I have DID. I have had this ever since I was eleven, and I don't know how to really explain them all, so I'll make a list (much like my alter egos. The sad thing...
    ManicAttack ManicAttack 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 31, 2013

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    Hello I see this experience tag being more recently used so I decided it would be sort of best that I write things here. Well to start off yes I do have DID and I am a part of the...
    DarkHappiness DarkHappiness 13-15, F Apr 2

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    Ruth here. Basically I think people need to stop stewing in their ****. Don't get sad get mad. Protect yourselves against future attack. I don't know grow a pair (of nuts...
    annabanana1907 annabanana1907 18-21, F Feb 20

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    Its Anita, I am 29 DID, SRA very lonely don't know how to connect with people freezing where others are. Scared. want to share but not reallyknow how
    anitarende anitarende 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 1

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    My Inners/Alters Whatever... - I am currently up to 6. My therapist says I am not DID, this p1ssed the kids off, so they made me forget appointments for a month. ...They basically...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 5 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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    So, been a few days since we came back here, guess we want someone to talk to. Things have been a little rough, we think we might have to go to rehab soon. Everyone's nervous.
    Formulus Formulus 22-25, M 6 Responses Feb 17

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    Jaqueline's Story -  My name is Jaqueline. I am around 16 years old and havebeen for a very long time.  I am one of the vast manyin the system that goes here by Truth_Speaks...
    TruthSpeaks71 TruthSpeaks71 41-45 6 Responses Aug 30, 2012

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    Im not diagnosed with DID as of now but i think i have it, i have voices and people in my head that i can see in my mind i geuss its like a house where all the "alters" live and i...
    Kevinthewhoreonobody Kevinthewhoreonobody 13-15 5 Responses Jan 16

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    About Me: Medi - This is the first in a series of writings everybody in this body will participate in (assuming they go on EP at all). Its intent is to allow the reader to get to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 26, 2013

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    Just found out. Just thought the voices were normal. I'm in treatment and all I can think of is how confused I am. My brain is very confused.
    Springa Springa 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I've had DID all my life, but disscovvered this last year through therapy. I have at least 8 alters but only know 6 of their names. I fully understand now why my life has Never...
    JanaMG JanaMG 56-60, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    Hm, May As Well Make A Post. - Well, I figured I'd post something to get to know other people who live under similar-ish circumstances, and possibly make friends with them (well, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Mar 9, 2013

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    well once again things have gone a bit overly complicated for me. I went to the hospital on the 24th of December got stitches in my arm the cut was really deep again. didn't get...
    tallestshadow tallestshadow 22-25, T 1 Response Jan 12

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    Spent the last 24 hours riding shotgun, I decided to let them run around a little bit, kept an eye to make sure they didn't hurt themselves. Kids got a little rowdy, but all in all...
    Formulus Formulus 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 12

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    Starting To Accept It. - When did it start? Well I don't know. I was physically abused from the ages 4-10. It started off slow. A slap here, a shove there. And as I got older it...
    HippieBitch HippieBitch 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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    Sometimes I Feel Possessed - There are many times the people in my head are talking to me and in the middle of their sentence their words would continue out my mouth without me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 11, 2013

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    DID - For years speaking about my disorder has been taboo but know its time to make a stand. I have DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) i have a system of 7 functioning...
    Pablo89 Pablo89 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    Does anyone else live in, or has ever lived in an environment that doesn't support their illness? I'm trying my best to keep everything under control around my family but it's not...
    annabanana1907 annabanana1907 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I guess I have it a bit different. There is three of us. However we all share the same name in a way. My name is Kathleen...but at the same time it's not. That's the name I was...
    Kthlnlpz Kthlnlpz 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I Am Indirectly Telling People Whats Going On. - There are 2 people who know about this...other personality/whatever it is of mine. I actually discovered that one of my close...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 16, 2012

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    Hmm well hello, my name is Melissa and I have Dissociative Identity Disorder, uhm and I'm not the main Alter of this body, and well because of that I dont have much time of my own...
    fairyMelissa fairyMelissa 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am Amy, I am a little one inside of my host, there are many more of us. I had to take over today because my host isn't strong enough for her surroundings so I talk for her. She's...
    anitarende anitarende 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 5

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    Anybody As Full As I Am? Lol - Hello i am living with 19 alters...some good...some bad...and i really would like to talk to somebody else who has them...its really awkward for me...
    MissRabbit MissRabbit 22-25, F 13 Responses