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I’m Confused. Why am I young? Why am I here?

There are many child alters out there, and it can be very confusing. It’s okay if you’re feeling scared, confused, or alone. You must know that there are people who care about you and who want to help you.

It’s normal to wonder why you exist or feel different from the other alters in your system. It’s okay to feel that way. Sometimes, when bad things happen to us, our brains create different parts of us to help us get through the bad times. You might be here because you need to protect yourself or other people in your system.

You might also exist because you were able to remain in a happier and more carefree time in your system’s life. You might have been able to stay attached to a time or energy when things were simpler or more joyful. You could be a reminder that there is still good in the world, even when things are hard.

I know it can be very scary to share a body with other people, especially when you don’t feel like you belong, but I want you to know that you do belong and you have value and every right to your life just like every other person in this world. You don’t have to carry the burden of the past all by yourself.

It’s okay to be a child alter and it’s okay to feel afraid and vulnerable sometimes. There will be people who will help you feel safe and protected.

You are not alone, and you are not a burden. You are a valuable person. Remember that you are loved and cared for and that it will be okay.

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