The New Edition of The Orchestra Analogy

I have posted the orchestra analogy before, but since I have new people who have begun to follow me, I thought I'd post it again. This version isn't the same as the one posted before. I have been thinking about it and have added more and simplified it. I think it now gives a clear [...]

The Walls Between Us

Living with dissociative identity disorder is very hard a majority of the time. The intrusive thoughts, emotions, and behaviors can make our lives hell. To make matters worse, singletons (people who do not have the diagnosis of DID) don’t understand our plight. It’s not that people don’t care, they just find our disorder intriguing at [...]

“Normal” is in the Eye of the Beholder

In this article, I am going to examine the differences between the realities of one living with the diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder and those whom we in the DID community call singletons. Also, using my own experiences in therapy, I’m going to talk about how I discovered this divergence and what had to occur [...]

No One Tells the Sun When to Shine, It Simply Does

Living With Dissociative Identity Disorder Can Be Very Hard.

I’m Learning to Take Responsibility

  This piece may trigger anger or even rage in some of my readers, because I am going to speak on the subject of who is responsible for the actions of a DID system.  I don't believe in pussy-footing around, so be forewarned. Your toes might get stepped on. My hope is that after you [...]

Child Alters

Who and What are Child Alters?

The Freedom of Responsibility

We all must make decisions in life. Do we do it in freedom or pain?

The Neuropsychiatry of Dissociative Identity Disorder

What changes occur in the brains of people who live with DID?

Dissociative Identity Disorder and Trauma

There are many articles online that speak about the formation of DID. This is only one of them.

I’m Going To Let My Guard Down

I rarely ever post online about what is going on in my private life. However, I'm making an exception today. I saw a video earlier of a woman who stated she was going to make a video series about living with Dissociative identity Disorder that wasn't going to be educational, nor sensational. She wanted to [...]

Podcast on CoreBrain Journal About DID

I have spoken on a podcast for The Core Brain Journal. I spoke on the realities of living with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Please check out the link below and let me know what you think. Pod Cast on DID

All Humans Have Ego States

There is a lot of confusion in the minds of people living with Dissociative Identity Disorder, mental health clinicians, and the general public about what the different parts involved in DID actually are and how they are formed. I would like to try to shed some light on this important subject. Although I am not [...]

Solitary Confinement?

My brother and I have been discussing a very interesting quote made by the late Tennessee Williams which reads as follows: “We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.” He brought this quote to my attention because he said after speaking with me and understanding how a person living with [...]

Me, We, What?

Shirley J. Davis People are perplexed when they try to gain an understanding of what it must be like to live life with their personality splintered. Even therapists are often jumbled when it comes to conceiving of how it must be to constantly live in a world where one is never truly alone because of [...]