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Ryssa

603d

I have a question for my fellow friends with DID or other Identity disorders with alters, what does it feel like when an alter goes dormant? I have/had two alters, although i havent heard from them in quite a long time, my partner with alters says they couldve gone dormant but there has always been a part of my brain that likes invalidating myself and tells me they didnt really exist, so i was wondering if anyone else has gone through that worry of it not being real?

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    • KittyRosa

      603d

      @Ryssa I also understand that. I have been struggling to see my innerworld and whatnot. I just a week ago while researching health things came across aphantasia and realize I have it. Not sure if it is fully connected but I have a theory that the reason I can feel it more than I can see it in my head is because I can't visualize things the way other people can

    • casperjasper

      603d

      My partner with DID has said it feels like they just go silent, and almost like they’re asleep.

    • KittyRosa

      603d

      Mmm not really sure if I cananwser how it feels. But I know what the was it real or not feels like. I only discovered I have Dissociative Identiy a couple months ago and looking back I am realizing there are alters who are dormant and to me it jsut feels like an absence. Somehow u know they are there but I can't find them..... that's the only way I can think to describe it

      • Ryssa

        603d

        @KittyRosa it does, it really does. I just feel empty without hearing them in my head, i was so used to Damians sarcastic remarks or Láthyros's protectiveness that it feels so weird to just feel nothing in my brain, to hear nothing, it just feels like im missing something. Even in headspace, the little house i have is just completely empty, the field, the forest, its all empty. I cant even hear the birds in the forest that are usually there, its all just empty

        • KittyRosa

          603d

          @Ryssa I also understand that. I have been struggling to see my innerworld and whatnot. I just a week ago while researching health things came across aphantasia and realize I have it. Not sure if it is fully connected but I have a theory that the reason I can feel it more than I can see it in my head is because I can't visualize things the way other people can

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