children, DID, Uncategorized

Communication… (how not to ruin your children)

This body is 35 years old. Like seriously, not even joking. While the body meets "adult" criteria legally there's not a chance developmentally that we are there yet. We may never get there and that's perfectly fine by us, but looking back over our life we started comparing how life now compares to life as… Continue reading Communication… (how not to ruin your children)

2016, anxiety, Blogger, children, DID, dissociative identity disorder, family, fear, husband, introduction, josslyn, marriage, messy, monsters, trauma

Inside Where We Live (Josslyn)

image from googlehi im josslyn an im like, i dunno, 13 i guess. i usedta be littler but i was scared of everything and spent a lot of time under my bed or in the closet cuz i was always scared. but then i took a really loong nap, like from november to march and… Continue reading Inside Where We Live (Josslyn)

2016, Blogger, changes, children, csa, DID, dissociative identity disorder, emotion, family, fear, Kaysie, Mama, memories, monsters, shadows, transition, trauma

Shadow People in the Closet

Image Credit:  http://thehorrormoviesblog.com/2015/06/16/shadow-people/I'm physically in the livingroom. My mom is with me. She's knitting and watching TV and I am working on DID awareness stuff and keeping up with the support group we run on Facebook for DID. I'm coughing, clearing my throat, and gasping for breath, Mama mumbles under her breath."I wish I could… Continue reading Shadow People in the Closet

children, DID, emotion, family, Layna, memories, Processing, sexual abuse, writing

Childhood Sexual Abuse

Image credit: http://www.colorlines.com/content/what-you-need-know-about-childhood-sexual-abuseThe statistics in the image are heartbreaking and shock a lot of people. Childhood sexual abuse doesn't shock me. It doesn't stun me, and it doesn't surprise me. I never wonder how it could possibly happen. I never have wondered. I never will wonder.As early as any of us can remember, this body was… Continue reading Childhood Sexual Abuse

bio-family, children, DID, dissociative identity disorder, family, injury vs illness, Layna, monsters, sexual abuse

When the Parents are the Monsters

I found this image on Pinterest when looking for writing prompts. It is incredibly tempting to create a beautiful story to go with this quote, but it hit a nerve and so this won't be some made up story. You see, there are those of us in the world who can understand and relate to… Continue reading When the Parents are the Monsters

Blogger, cadie, changes, children, DID, dissociative identity disorder, emotion, fear, move

In a Land Far Far Away….

we have a story. a long one. doesn't everyone?my name is cadie. i'm a member of a well established DID system. the body is 33 years old and the mother of 4 children under the age of 12. our system is made up of 10 of us, including the original. we have been hiding for… Continue reading In a Land Far Far Away….