Dissociative identity disorder and Self-Trust

Do you trust yourself? Your judgment and your decisions?   People living with dissociative identity disorder (DID) often struggle with self-trust. This is because they learned in childhood that they cannot trust themselves and still hear the voices in their minds of their abusers.   This article will discover...

The Danger of Resentment

All humans experience it. That nagging feeling of superiority because someone has wronged you. However, unchecked resentment will grow into a significant problem affecting your relationships with bitterness, anger, and hatred.   This piece shall focus on resentment and the power you think you gain by harboring it in...

Introject Alters

If you have dissociative identity disorder (DID), you understand well that the alters formed in your mind have different areas of expertise. One may pay the bills, and another may be the part of you that is social with others.   However, have you ever heard of the introject?...

Sugar Addiction  

You have probably heard of addictions to alcohol, work, and prescription drugs, but have you ever considered addiction to sugar? Sugar addiction is a real problem, especially in the developed world, causing many physical ailments and co-occurring with some serious mental health problems such as complex post-traumatic stress disorder...

Addiction and Trauma

Much has been written about addiction and trauma, but they are usually considered separate problems when they are deeply connected.   This article will attempt to tackle the connection between addiction and trauma.   What is Trauma?       Trauma is a common experience in humanity. Someone dies,...

Grief, Mourning, and Dissociative Identity Disorder

Those who have formed dissociative identity disorder (DID) due to severe and repeated child abuse know the pain of grief and mourning. We grieve over what could have been and mourn over what we lost.   This article will concentrate on grief and mourning for those with DID.  ...

Core Beliefs and Happiness in Life

Are you happy? Do you wake up ready to face the day, or do you wish you could fall back to sleep and hide? Dissociative identity disorder can often lead you down a path to unhappiness, especially since your core beliefs are harmful.   This series on core beliefs...

What are Your Core Beliefs?

In this series on core beliefs, we are discussing how these self-imposed and self-defining thought patterns can either help or hinder you and your life. Because of childhood maltreatment, many survivors are left struggling to find who they are and struggling with many core beliefs that are not helpful....

Loneliness and Dissociative Identity Disorder

The following article is written from my heart to warm yours. I have included some insights into my own healing journey to help you feel less lonely.   Perhaps one of the toughest parts of having DID is the loneliness and feeling disconnected from the rest of the world....

Negative Core Beliefs

All of us have core beliefs that we hold about ourselves. These beliefs shape who we fundamentally are and how we behave. People who have developed dissociative identity disorder often have twisted negative core beliefs because they were so mistreated as children.   This article will focus on negative...

Diagnostic Labels

Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is challenging to live with and accept. Once you accept it, you are left with a sense of being different or strange. One side-effect of DID is becoming wrapped up in your diagnosis, which hinders healing.   This article will explore how the diagnostic label...