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Post by Becky.O on 1/25/2017, 7:17 pm

Hi, I'm 21 years old and I want to know if there are people who's minds work like mine does. I thought that everyone worked the same way I do. I was apparently wrong and no one can understand me when I tell them how my mind works. They do not understand the circles, the other voices. They think it's all me. But it's not. I'd love to hear about some of the things your mind may plague you with. Memory problems, time loss. Things of the like. I just would like some validation that I'm not alone.
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Post by Morgan on 1/27/2017, 6:04 am

Hi Becky. You are definitely not alone. Have you been diagnosed with a dissociative disorder? You did not say. I have and I hear the voices of my alters all the time. My mind does work different than people who do not live with DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder, what used to be called Multiple Personality Disorder). Before treatment I lost time all the time, now it is a rare occurrence. There are benefits to being a multiple and a lot of disadvantages. We can multi-task like the wind, but we have problems when it comes to continuity of our lives. I, for instance, can't remember people very well. Mainly because my alters know people I do not. I know, that sounds strange, but it is "normal" for the disorder. I have come to accept who I am and not to fear or dread my alters or my past. It is what it is. I am totally normal for where I have been. I hope this helps. Please join Ivory Garden, you will find a lot of help and support here. Morgan



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Post by Becky.O on 1/27/2017, 2:31 pm

Hi. No I haven't been officially diagnosed. Problems with insurance, my kids, my fear of not being my self after learning a different way of coping. I feel as if everything I've read here and elsewhere is the closest fit to me. The voices are terrible, then there's my alters. They don't speak much inside and I'd say I have good co-consciousness mostly. But there's the voices. Those have no actual alter I don't think, they just torment me. I'm not good at writing things out in a cohesive way. Sorry. I'd like to have more confidence in reaching out to get some help. It's been so long now that I'm scared to be different than I have been. But I can barely function anymore. I'm so tired.
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Post by felicity on 1/27/2017, 3:16 pm

Just to let you know that this is an 'open-to-the-public' forum. You can apply and join the forum if you would like 'privately' discuss. Just go to the menu and click 'apply' and or follow the directions here -

We can then move your posts to the private area. If you have questions, please contact me




     

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Post by Morgan on 1/28/2017, 11:14 am

I agree with Felicity. Join Ivory Garden and you'll have access to a more private format for your questions and private thoughts. We're a helpful community and you'll find validation here. Morgan



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