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You’re Not Alone

Did you know that most systems have child alters?

That’s right – most systems have kids in their systems, too. There’s nothing strange or different or unusual about you. There are many people out there like you. You don’t have to go out and find them – you can over time meet safe system friends (with the guidance of others in your system), and meet others like you to find a community, but just know you’re not alone. 

The majority of those with DID have at least one alternate personality that feels they are below age 13, many presenting as an age slider. It is perfectly normal to not fully understand an exact number for you or your alter’s age. Feeling “young” is a perfectly acceptable indicator of your age, and identifying as a child alter or little is perfectly normal, even if you feel you slide in between various young ages.


DID Research Society. “Alters and Ages.” DID Research,

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