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Ten Bad Ways to Treat a Friend with Dissociative Identity Disorder

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Thank you Mr. Goldstein. God bless those with D.I.D. and may God blessing their healing journey.

Art by Rob Goldstein

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You say you dearly love someone who has Dissociative Identity Disorder.

Here are ten actions to avoid.

I base this information on my experience of DID and the problems I have met in my attempts to have friendships with other people.

This list may not apply to everyone with DID.

1. Do not condescend. Condescension is not love and I notice it in a flash. One of the best lines I have ever heard sums this up humorously: I’m mental, not stupid.

2. If you know what the triggers are, don’t mess with them. Your friend’s mind is not a toy or a private freak show.

3. If your friend is triggered and tells you that he needs a time out; don’t take it personally. I call a time out when I feel overwhelmed and confused. It is my way of protecting my friendships. Don’t take…

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About Sue Cass

I am a follower of Jesus Christ and an abuse survivor. I am the founder & C.E.O. of Elah Ministries, Inc. A non-profit 501c3 ministry that offers hope, healing, and deliverance to hurting souls. I have seen the Grace of God work mightily in both individual lives (mine included) and through the support groups I have led. Elah Ministries, Inc. is supported strictly by donations and the proceeds from the sale of my books. My prayer is that all hurting souls may find God's freedom through His Grace, mercy, and healing. I have also penned six published books, both fiction and non-fiction, hoping to enlighten, uplift, and entertain in a way that honors my Heavenly Father and draws my readers closer to our Lord Jesus Christ. May God bless you with His peace, hope, love, and joy as you follow Jesus Christ.

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