Interesting And Amazing Life Of A Spouse With DIDHi 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 bi-polar. Until 2007 they felt safe enough and started revieling themselves to me. The first was a boy who was 5. I have grown to love each and everyone of them. The children all call me mommy now. A teen thinks of me as a sister. I have four who are my husbands. There is a woman. I am her best friend. There are many more. There is only one left that does'nt care to come out and enjoy life. She is a teen. I guess she just feels safer inside. The key to my husband's recovery was having someone to relate to as a good parent. At first it was my mom and dad, for my husband. My dad passed and I became mommy. My mom is, mom to them. .
I have supported my husband from day one and will continue to support him. He has been able to recover and heal much faster than most with my support. There are tough times like I stated above. I don't even see my husband or husbands for days. A lot of days I spend with the children. It is just so amazing that I get to see my husband as he was as a child.
He is talented in so many ways. A jack of all trades. There is nothing he is'nt able to do if he puts his mind to it. There is always one inside that can do it and do it very well. He is and artist, chef, carpenter, electrician, seamstress, computer tech, and the list can go on.
I can tell exactly who is out now. They switch many times a day and travel together. I can see a switch from the corner of my eye. They all look and sound different.
We are near the end of his therapy now. We are just living life now. Most the secrets are out . The ones needing to be told. Healing is taking place everyday. If there is anyone who would like to chat, has questions or needs support I just might be able to help you. Send me a message.
Lisa = )
xxxLisaxxx 41-45, F 12 Responses 3 May 29, 2011