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LolitaRivers

475d

How do you deal with people not understanding or accepting your D.I.D.? I'd love to be feel free to openly talk about my alters with anyone, whether the person I'm talking to is a singlet or not.

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    • ErikaFairs

      456d

      I have d.i.d. and I'm struggling to find those who can understand

    • ErikaFairs

      456d

      I have d.i.d. and I'm struggling to find those who can understand

    • Eren2273

      470d

      Every time someone doesn't accept that we have it, we block them and cut them off completely. Luckily we've met singlets that accept it, it's just a little hard to explain to most in a way that can be easily understood. Especially fictives and such, those can be very hard to explain to people 😥

      • LolitaRivers

        465d

        @Eren2273 we get that. We still have so much to learn, and unfortunately that leads to not being able to explain to those different from us difficult, if not impossible. It doesn't help a lot of singlets just don't care to try to understand or learn.

    • Syst.Sunflower

      470d

      My family doesn’t except me so we just mask and pretend we don’t have it. My mom was like I can’t believe you because you don’t act different. So we are now trying to be more open.

      • Eren2273

        470d

        @Syst.Sunflower not acting different outwardly is common for systems, though. Maybe you should try explaining that to her. Masking is a natural method of protection that systems have

        • Eren2273

          470d

          @Eren2273 Of course, that doesn't mean masking is required, it's absolutely not, but you don't need to force yourselves if you're uncomfortable not masking around them

    • SalemGhost

      470d

      yeah. no yeah completely. we’re out to a couple of people which is great, but at the same time it feels like they’re so scared to ask questions about it. like please, ask question about us and who we are. ask who is fronting and what name we want to be called. we would love to be able to live openly and talk about those of us and be able to go by different names and everything. masking as a singlet is tiring and we dont even do that good of a job lol. we’ve just kind of accepted that this is where we are and where we have to be for safety purposes. it isn’t safe for us to talk about stuff like that especially because we haven’t been fake claimed and really don’t want to be. it’s frustrating how taboo these symptoms can be

    • beingnotseeming

      475d

      As far as not understanding I’m willing to answer questions people have and put together resources for them to learn. As far as acceptance sometimes you just have to give people time to come around. It can be a hard thing for people to process and accept even though it’s even harder for us to live with.

      • LolitaRivers

        474d

        @beingnotseeming I still have a lot I need to learn about my system... before this app, I didn't have a way to connect with people alike me.

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