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Hey everyone! I was diagnosed with DID back in August 2021, I have only disclosed this with a handful of people (all of which are friends). We have been very wary about sharing this with my family as some alters are scared to how they will react. Does anyone have any advice on how to go about this conversation?

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    • CeruleanCian

      724d

      Learning your boundaries is super important so you know what you do and don't feel comfortable sharing!

    • CeruleanCian

      724d

      Learning your boundaries is super important so you know what you do and don't feel comfortable sharing!

    • mjrbloom

      725d

      Don't feel rushed into telling them! I still have family who don't know, but I'm slowly making my away around. Like mentioned above, it'll probably take a lil time for them to process! If it helps, maybe make some points that you know you want to talk about. I know we start talking to someone, get anxious, and don't mention anything we intended to. Remember that you are valid, and if there are some who aren't as understanding, there's still people who love you and are willing to try to understand the best they can. Sending you energy and support!

    • crescentnebula

      725d

      Our mother is one of our biggest abusers, so we have absolutely no intention of telling family, as we know it'll lead to more abuse. However, I'd recommend just taking it slow and being patient if you choose to tell family! You got this ❤️

    • u.n.System

      726d

      ❤️

    • Sunflower.System

      726d

      Not on how to start it, but on how to let it continue. Tell them that there are no offense or stupid questions, so just ask and you'll be happy to answer. Obviously there are dumb questions like "does one of them want to kill me in my sleep" (thanks step-dad), but letting them get all their curiosity out is best. It's possible they may just need to process before they're ready to ask questions though, so try to just be very patient.

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