Living Wth Two Individuals Who Both Have DidAs 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 me she had cut her hair. She didn't remember doing so and was upset. I told her this would sound crazy, but to deal a min. I looked her in the eyes and asked was there another inside of A. A fell unconsious and a few seconds later B came out. She is very confident. A strong side of A. This is all new to A and although she is knowledgeable of her uncle it is very scary to her. B wants her to face her insecurities. To be strong. A doesn't like the way she feels when B takes over the body. She has complained of migranes since she came to live with us. All I could think is this is one sick child.
It is believed that DID runs in families. We are pretty certain my husband's dad has it as well and maybe a sister. The thing is A's mother has a different father than my husband does. So if it comes from the dad's side then it doesn't stand true for why A has it. It would have to be from my husband's mother side.
A lot of people don't believe in DID. It is very real and now I am living with a husband and niece who have it. You just have to know what the signs are and what you are looking at. I have seen a couple of people in a public setting and thought to myself that person has DID.
She went to therapy today. I really like her therapist. She only has two years as a liscensed therapist, but she is very knowledgable of DID. I am hoping for a smooth and easy recovery for my niece. I told her she is in good hands and couldn't be in a better place. I feel things happen for a reason. Hince why she came to live with us. We will support her all the way and she will get through this . We'll all get through this together.
LIsa = )
xxxLisaxxx 41-45, F 9 Responses 1 Aug 23, 2011