NightmaresThis evening, our brother called us on the phone, and we forgot that he'd hung up on us when we tried to come out. I don't know who was fronting. All of us, none of us? We talked.Nightmares
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After a bit, in a pause in the conversation, our brother took a deep breath. His voice was rough, as though he'd been crying.
"I have a question," he said. "How do you identify?"
Three and a half years, and he had never been able to ask us that.
We were quiet for a bit, tugging at our hair. "I dunno," we said. "We keep waffling; it's hard to say with so many people in here. Call us people, just people, no genders attached."
We heard him swallow. "Okay." And he sounded like he'd been hurting, like he'd missed us, like he was sorry. He didn't say so outright, but he was.
The silence was beginning to get awkward, so we asked, "How was your twenty-first birthday? Did you have fun?"
And he laughed, the way you do when you're crying, and h
Multiple vs. MPD, DID, DDNOSRogan: Hey Sneak. We're multiple, right?Multiple vs. MPD, DID, DDNOS
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Rogan: So, does that mean we must have Multiple Personality Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder, or Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified?
Sneak: Nope! Not at all!
Rogan: Care to elucidate on that?
Sneak: Sure! First of all, we flunk the diagnostic criteria for MPD or DID.
Rogan: *claps hands to face* Gasp! How can that be?
Sneak: Easy. To have DID or MPD, you don't just rent out your mental real estate. People have to take over control of the body, and you have to have trouble remembering important things. We fulfill the first and second parts, but our memory problems are pretty much negligible