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marcieee

306d

does anyone else with did not use the term "system"? we speak in plurals when talking about us as a whole but refer to us as a person with did, i think the reason we do this is because we're not exactly a "system" while we are sometimes systematic and we (alters) have roles, theyre not always 100% and sometimes we do things differently. at the end of the day we've survived through being like this - and theres this attatchment to being so blurr-ily distinct. dissociation has saved us and me, marice find that hey the others have endured so much trauma im unaware of to protect me, and ive endured traumas different alters arent/are aware of, to protect them. we do this to protect us, we lived like this as a child, and continue to live like this - its not conscious, its just how we learned to live. being so disturbed from such a young age, lack of integration, lack of a supportive system outside of this body - finding one in ourselves, its odd yet so familair. before we even knew this was called did, before proffesionals were involved, we were aware of this, of us, and our livlihood and our fight to survive and eventually live has not stopped, and we will continue to uphold eachother, through disagreements, pain and trauma, and hatred.

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    • GoddessJasmineAnn

      306d

      Yes. We as a body feel like that and some of us think like you and I have a question for you. Can we chat?

    • GoddessJasmineAnn

      306d

      Yes. We as a body feel like that and some of us think like you and I have a question for you. Can we chat?

      • marcieee

        306d

        @GoddessJasmineAnn yes ofcourse!

    • Dionysus429

      306d

      We use the term system occasionally but we also reference ourselves as a collective more often 😄

    • Xiccor

      306d

      That's interesting.. sorry for the trauma and everything u went through btw I personally say system but ours is a system and if very advanced at that so it's still different than most ppl with it..

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