Tag: Dissociative Identity Disorder

The Beauty of Self-Discovery

There is a lot of talk today about finding yourself and being true to yourself.   But what if you have dissociative identity disorder and have spent your entire life hating who you are? What then? How on earth do you change the attitude that you hold stating you...

Common Myths Surrounding Dissociative Identity Disorder

I am going to my brothers for Christmas and wanted to post something interesting to my site before I go. This piece has been published before here on Learnaboutdid.com, but I thought it worthy of a reprint. You all try to have a good holiday. Remember, you are not...

Building Better Memories

If you are a survivor of trauma and live with dissociative identity disorder (DID), you have a ton of terrible memories of what happened to you. These memories are haunting apparitions that have controlled how you handle your life. Currently, your life is probably full of flashbacks, self-loathing, and...

Growing Older with Dissociative Identity Disorder

I turned 61 last September (2021) and have been looking back at how far I have come in my healing journey. After thirty-plus years of treatment, you might think I should be healed by now. For the most part, I am, but I still need maintenance visits with my...

The Importance of Self-Love

The topic of self-love often makes survivors cringe as they cannot seem to understand that it is okay to love oneself. Self-love is one of the most important things you can do to overcome the negative effects of dissociative identity disorder (DID).   In this article together we will...

Healing from Having Alcoholic Parents

In previous articles, we have discussed how growing up in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional home changes the lives of the children involved forever. Alcoholism is a family disease that affects everyone and harms children.   Unfortunately, many who have developed dissociative identity disorder faced alcoholic related abuse. In...

Catastrophic Thinking

Have you ever found yourself believing the worst about a situation that may or may not have happened? For instance, you call home from work, and your partner doesn’t answer. Immediately you begin to believe that there has been a horrible accident, and you just don’t know about it...

A Better Understanding of Alcoholism

Many of us who live with dissociative identity disorder lived in homes that were dysfunctional because of alcoholism. Therefore, I feel comfortable posting this article I wrote for the Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder website.   Alcohol use disorder, which includes alcoholism, is a pattern of behavior where the person...

Understanding Betrayal Trauma

Children are entirely dependent upon their caregivers for everything, food, clothing, reassurance, and mental stability. When this dependence is broken by abuse, children feel rejected and struggle for any attention the child can gain from their caregivers.   This phenomenon is known as betrayal trauma, where the child depends...

How to Manage Intrusive Thoughts

Sometimes, everyone has them; a negative thought about themselves or the world around them comes out of nowhere. Thoughts like, “What if I’m wrong?” are vital to helping us to critically think through options and make decisions   However, what happens when these thoughts become intrusive, appearing from nowhere...