• TraumatisedUnicorn

    December 18, 2022 at 2:39 am
    Level 4: Tadpole with Legs

    I’m really glad you felt able to share the fact that you have DID on facebook, that must have been really scary to do but it must be really freeing to have it out in the open. I wish we could do that, but we’ve had 2 people take advantage of our condition before (they didn’t actually know we had DID, this was pre-diagnosis, but they knew we clearly had SOMETHING.) We’ve also known people who’ve pretended to have the disorder and have spread a lot of harmful stereotypes (about alters being violent and dangerous etc) so we’re scared we’d get a bad reaction from people if that’s what they think DID looks like.
    I’m sorry you still struggle to unmask, it’s really hard to let the walls down sometimes. I hope it’ll get easier with time and that one day you’ll be able to only mask when it’s necessary.
    I guess this is one of those questions that doesn’t have an easy or simple answer.