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Check out this article about the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomena, including a list of organizations which strongly oppose this sick trend, and have implemented various means of helping women who have been sexually victimized.


Were you raised by a narcissist? Chances are you were if you suffered any form of childhood abuse. The Little Red Survivor website is filled with excellent articles examining the many faces of narcissism.


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Kate Is Rising has an excellent Survivors Resources page which directs you to numerous websites dealing with issues of abuse, healing and recovery. Please bear in mind that the information on these pages may be triggering.



There's lots of good stuff at the Dissociation Blog Showcase, including a list of 180 blogs dealing with some aspect of this disorder. 



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Who's On First?

Several years ago, after being diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder, I sometimes visited  various DID web sites. There was one in particular I especially liked and which  I'd since forgotten about.  Recently while going through my list of favorites bookmarks,  I came across it and  decided to visit it again. 

There was a post by some poor desperate soul, asking what to do if your parts all disappear for a period of time.  The person who wrote this said she felt dead inside.Wow, that's right up my alley.  I know all too well what that feels like, so I posted a heartfelt reply, feeling very empathetic and giving the best advice I could.

After posting it, I went back to see how it looked on the bulletin board for everyone to see, and much to my surprise found that "beautiful dreamer" had written to _______the name I'd used on the site years ago. What I'd done in essence was to counsel myself!
This just goes to show how much inherent humor there is in DID. In cases such as this one, perhaps I should change the spelling of my disorder from DID to DUH!



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"should i change the spelling..."

No. Pls don't be so hard on yourself, i think, that, perhaps, there may be some good in this?
i'm sorry, pls forgive if this is crass or insensitive??...

I read this beautiful idea once...
'Writing A Letter Back To Who You Were'...
what would you say?
how have things changed?
i think that what you are talking about is a beautiful reminder of self-growth, and self-therapy.

Although i understand that the internet can be a triggery, misunderstanding landfill...
don't take it so hard,
personally, i think that this memory is pretty touching.

lots of care&support,
p.s. you don't mind if i blogroll you??

February 23, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterian

Hi Ian,
After all your supportive comments, yes please do blogroll me! Glad to have you onboard.

February 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBeauty

I think that is really neat. Perhaps you can see that you are stronger now than you were then. I think it is really a good thing to comfort yourself, and any time you can do it, I say go for it. I realize you didn't know that it was your post at the time, but how cool is it that you actually had something to respond, and I am sure you created an excellent response.

February 23, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterjewellybeano

instead of DUH go with something like WOW! that is so awesome that you counselled yourself! to be where you are now, to know what you know, you were able to advise yourself or anyone else who is the position you were then!!



February 23, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkeepers

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