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Emily_Prentiss

756d

Does anyone else’s therapist call their alters “parts”? Mine does, but u feel like they should be called alters. Should I bring this up to her or just go with parts?

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    • Emily_Prentiss

      713d

      @another.day that’s kind of how my alters are like. Some of them get offended when they are referred to as parts, not alters. Technically my diagnosis is OSDD-1a, but I’m thinking it’s DID. I’m not sure, my therapist says they aren’t separated enough to be called alters, but they all have their own name, age, pronouns, and gender. So I feel like that does make them separate enough. What are your thoughts?

    • another.day

      714d

      Mine used to call them personalitys. Many in our system would get offended or would fear they aren't their own person. If it makes you and your alters more comfortable, you should bring it up

      • Emily_Prentiss

        713d

        @another.day that’s kind of how my alters are like. Some of them get offended when they are referred to as parts, not alters. Technically my diagnosis is OSDD-1a, but I’m thinking it’s DID. I’m not sure, my therapist says they aren’t separated enough to be called alters, but they all have their own name, age, pronouns, and gender. So I feel like that does make them separate enough. What are your thoughts?

    • Cif

      735d

      Bring it up to her, you need to be comfortable.

    • smamich

      755d

      I'd go with what you're more comfortable with, 😌 definitely bring it up to her.

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