Being well with D.I.D.

I was inspired by a podcast from “Surviving my Past”. Matt P. Interviewed Rob Goldstein and he said he “no longer thinks of himself as sick with D.I.D. Instead, as being well with D.I.D.”. I like that a lot and it made me realise how thankful I am that God has pulled me away from AA, which constantly reaffirmed the notion that I was sick. I am not. I love not drinking and I choose to believe I am getting well and I can be well with D.I.D. I choose to believe I can connect with my parts and we can live together. It’s happening. It’s been happening this week.

I am thankful for my parts and all that they have done for me and provided for me. They are fierce and brave and fascinating. They make up all that is me and I believe them and in them.

10 thoughts on “Being well with D.I.D.

    1. That’s awesome thanks. I found your interview terrific- especially the part when you talked about how your alternates (I think that’s what you refer to your parts as??!), started to play out their being in second life. It’s just amazing how virtual worlds can become unconscious playgrounds – much like art in general. I wonder how many others are doing this in these spaces unbeknownst to them or themselves. Anyway I related to your story and glad I found you.

      1. ‘Alternate’ is the clinical term. To me they’re sometimes interesting and sometimes annoying people. Virtual World’s can be a real asset to people, it took me years to learn how to use them. Thank you for visiting my blog. I’m glad I met you, too. 🙂

      2. That’s interesting. Yeah i guess the subconscious power of images could have a negative impact as it might bring up material one isn’t ready for yet.

  1. You know, I must say that I have been sober now, 11 years. I did not join AA, did it all by myself. That being said, my brother is an AA member and what you mentioned in your post here, is one of the reasons I have an issue with their platform. It appears to keep people prisoners and living in fear, terror in some cases. Because I know he feels he needs them, I say nothing to him against what they teach him. He is sober and feels stronger and healthier as a result. Guess we may all need different things, eh?

    1. That’s impressive 11 years sober on your own. Good to know you can do it w/out AA. It’s certainly not the diatribe spouted. I felt I needed The group too, but it was just a false lie I believed. Either way, it did serve it’s purpose and I am just glad I was thinking critically the whole time and challenging the beliefs that were based in fear. As a survivor of ritual abuse, to me, AA has cult characteristics and buyers beware… 🤓

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