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You Know You've Got DID when...

Excerpts from our famous thread on what it's like, to live with DID/MPD. Only short quotes used, to preserve privacy.

...you can play yourself in Chess, and win... or worse, when it"s Checkers, and you lose...
 

...you hate the song you just downloaded 5 minutes ago...
 

...you have over 10 tumblr accounts...
 

...you wake up to find all your jelly beans GONE! and no one but your selves live in a space...
 

...a friend is mad at you and you have no idea why...
 

...you're flipping through channels arguing over what to watch, and nobody else is home...
 

...unpacking the groceries feels like opening a gift bag...
 

...you find yourself trying to explain why you did something you don't remember doing...
 

...you ask someone to hold off talking a second because you're already in the middle of a conversation...with yourself...
 

...all the housework is done and you didn't have to lift a finger...
 

...you leave the gas station with 5+ different kinds of drinks ...
 

...your T says I'll see you next week. And you don't remember even leaving the house, let alone having a session...
 

...you pay the same bill twice...
 

...a friend is mad at you and you don't know who they are...
 

...you hate a song/band/radio station but have to listen to it anyway, even when there"s no one else in the car...
 

...you trip over all the toys on the floor and you don't have children...
 

...you burst out laughing at every line because you can relate so well to it...
 

...you cook lunch 3 times and start it a fourth time...
 

...you find a new tattoo on your shoulder you do not remember getting...
 

...the postman delivers toys you don't remember buying on eBay...
 

...you have three different brands of smokes at any given time...
 

...all of a sudden your sight changes and all you can see is the counter top or the candy at the store...
 

...your best friend is 2 yrs old and comes over because you have the best toys...
 

...the book mark in the book you have been reading is 7 chapters further then you last remember. ...
 

...you meet someone new and hit it of so good you get their number and realize that its already on your contact list...
 

...more then one person inside is laughing at this list...
 

...you apologize to yourself sometimes...
 

...you have an out loud verbal argument with yourself and you don't win...
 

...you have more than one toothbrush and at least 3 kinds of toothpaste, while you live alone...
 

...your wine goes well with a lollipop...
 

...you give a few different answers to one question...
 

...you take too long a smoke break at work because you were chasing birds across the parking lot...
 

...hearing about places you've been are fun and new exciting stories...
 

...you get so confident you're not DID that someone else pops up from inside and says, "Oh really now? This could be fun."...
 
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Ahah. This is my life, especially lately. People are getting braver. We've been more active. And I've been smiling for the most part because it's nice to see them happy and trusting enough to come out - and it's nice to be seen and recognized.


Part of being sane, is being a little bit crazy.
~ Janet Long
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