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Re: Age states and attachment cricket

Posted by Daisym on May 24, 2005, at 19:22:50

In reply to Re: Age states and attachment daisym, posted by cricket on May 24, 2005, at 16:38:29

Cricket,

I think I've identified 3 distinct age states: a young, scared 7-year-old, an angry nine-year-old and a 12-13-year-old. I wasn't aware of ever having these feelings before therapy. But then again, I'd repressed purposefully those memories. I thought I was beyond all this and that it never needed to be dealt with. My therapist likes to say that I exiled my feelings, not that I was cold or anything, but those deep feelings that might allow me to open up and connect to another person were sent away. We refer to the younger states as "little daisy" in therapy because trying to talk about "her" "me" "us" or "I" makes me nuts. But these states don't typically take over completely, they just torture me internally, trying to get their needs met.

I'm sorry you don't have more support IRL. It must be hard to have such complications and not be able to talk about them. Do you have a therapist who is experienced working with DID? I would think that would be important. Your therapist knows about your other personalities, right?

 

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