Recent content by RecoveryGuy

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    Is Dissociative Identity Disorder caused by anything other than childhood trauma?

    Everything I have read about DID specifically references childhood trauma. It seems likely that what @Ronin and @grit are talking about can happen (i.e. the original trauma that forms the DID occurs in childhood may go dormant, and then be brought active again by additional trauma/ stress etc...
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    Relationship Love...or the time of corona

    I am surprised that you are taken aback by his response to your text. His response is exactly what I would expect. He is clearly interested in dating you, as proven by the continued interest in asking you out. To think he would not hope your joke was serious does not seem like a reasonable...
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    Thanks to everyone who replied to the newbie

    Just read the first thread you started. I can relate to the sources of truama you identified in your life. I hope you are doing well. Keep reaching out for help. This is a really good place for support for the most part. But trust your therapists and professionals more than online feedback...
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    I slept with my therapist, now what?

    This post is so well said @littleoc. The support and progress people are showing on this whole thread is inspiring.
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    It gets tiring

    That is a normal response to trauma. It will get better over time. It is not your fault, or some weakness. You are still you and you will be able to overcome this with treatment over time.
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    It gets tiring

    No body is 100%. Trying to be perfect just makes things worse. You are enough as you are right now. Progress is enough.
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    Childhood Emotional Flashbacks and Triggers

    I am glad you are going to see a new therapist. That is going to help a lot. It is hard to go without talking about it with your wife, but I am sure working with the therapist will help with that too.
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    It gets tiring

    That sounds pretty typical to me. Hang in there, be gentle with yourself. It will get better over time with help.
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    Will I be normal again one day

    I know I am not what I was before it. But I am happy with who I am now.
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    Relationship Had enough

    Sounds like a complicated and painful situation. I hope you find a more stable relationship.
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    News Worldwide impact of the novel coronavirus (covid-19)

    I make a mean red beans and rice. Now I want to make dinner lol
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    News Worldwide impact of the novel coronavirus (covid-19)

    It is times like this that I am reminded that it isnt just with mental health treatment that the USA lags behind European companies.
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