Some of them have intensely traumatizing experiences of sexual abuse, physical abuse, verbal abuse, emotional abuse and intense neglect.Since most perpetrators are men, in many cases but not always the father, you have to expect to be the target of anger and distrust many times, when alters who are in crisis project the role of father/perpetrator on you.Please try to take it as humor and not as a slam against anyone. Obviously, it stands for she or he, meaning your significant other.I have tried to make this document as safe as possible, but obviously cannot be held responsible for `triggering' dissociative folks.She was a bright, interesting person and pretty open about the MPD. The name she used at the meeting was not her birth name nor the name of any of the personalities.I wouldve liked to be friends, but at some level there was weirdness that made it not possible. It was an integrated personality she and her therapist had created.I spent 2 God-awful years alternately dragging my significant other, then following her from doctor to doctor, and she wasn't getting any better.The working diagnosis was bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression.
But an alter system is not an ongoing party where the alters will entertain you all day.Please proceed at your own pace and with reasonable caution.The section titles should give you a clue about content.I often joke to my SO that it's really difficult because dissociation doesn't come with a manual. It's the definitive one simply because there are no others.Throughout this text, I will attempt to use humor to make certain points.