Rosy- you are welcome to post here. I think it will help the people you are supporting so much.
Hiding me: Sarah: I hope you are feeling okay today. I bought Gwennie a camera and put stickers of Russian Dolls (like us) all over it. It's a film camera, like they had when you and her were outside, so she knows how to make it work. Cool huh?
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I don't have DID obviously, but I do a few babyish things, including eating baby foods sometimes! I've also drunk out of a bottle and I have a sippie cup. I think it's fairly common among survivors of abuse to have a few childish habits.
Thank you so much what you've said. :) It's really, really helpful. My girlfriend was diagnosed with DID about a year ago, and I think it's been really helpful for her, and me as well. Before, we just had no idea what was going on. Now we have a name for it it's a lot more easy to understand. I find it a lot easier to support her, or just back off if that's what she needs.
Things with my mother are a lot more difficult... I don't really know whether she has DID or not, but she has a lot of the same symptoms as my girlfriend and I have seen her switch to different people many times. When I was little and the one I think of as the 'mean' one used to show up I would shout 'You're not my mum!' over and over. Lately I've been trying to encourage my mother to go to her doctor and discuss her symptoms, but it's really hard to get her too. She just won't acknowledge she has alters or any other symptoms as well, although my dad and I are aware of them.
Ugh, sorry for writing an essay!
I'm really sorry you're feeling insecure and needy, Katie. :( I feel like that a lot too, it can be really frustrating. Can you try being good to yourself? Have something you really like to eat, or take a bath with lots of lovely bubbles, or cuddle a teddy bear?
Sorry for vanishing, Jack supprised me with a trip to the cinema lol. Just got back :)
just quickly on the eye colour thing in general yes it's down to melolin but such things as how the lense and pupil are held can alter the colour slightly, for example my eyes are blue but I can consiously make them grey! (bit of a party trick I leant before I can even remember lol) . TThere are also rare condisions that can cause eyes to change even more radically, but these are not very well understood so I only touched upon them in my degree... Keep meaning to look into them in more detail but sort of lost interest in biology now
I own a film camera! In fact I own 2 lol, and 3 digital cameras and hopefully will soon have a D-SLR too :) (I like photography a bit too much)
When you have a gap in your memory of a few years, and then you have a dream in which you are an age from within those years, is the dream symbolic or things that happened? Or is it symbolic of feelings from the time?
Heh. I do so much baby stuff it's embarrassing. I'm glad I'm not totally alone! It really helps me feel comforted and secure which is something I pretty rarely feel. I've owned a pacifier too, insanitylives, and I suck my thumb pretty regularly. Also, baby blankets are the best!