You're persistent, and really not so bad. I was drawn to your first and last posts - in which you addressed persons like myself - those diagnosed as having/had mpd/did. Not the experts, just the recipiants.
How should I speak?
Like you are a person, just like me, only not with the background, unless it is your background.
What words are you looking to hear?
Just everyday communication - not an intermixing of religion and psychotherapy. I had a jw therapist do that to me......much damage to myself. A young friend of mine went through that with a Baptist therapist.....same damage. Many times the patient leaves with an almost hatred of religion.
What kind of help does someone like you need?
Friends, family, chat time. If we feel the need for theraputic intervention - only real life will suffice.
How are you attempting to help yourself?
We're all different. I have gone through years of therapy, doing quite well, thank you. Am I free from my background? Never. Can I live, enjoy life? Yep. Staying consciously (sp?) in this life - is a tremendous accomplishment.
What to you seek to share with others?
Here? Some chat, information on any/every thing (my dachshund had NINE pups yesterday! Cool, eh?). Friendship, articulation of thought, argument, agreement. It's something that jw's need to learn - not run away or fall into automatic insults. Learn to go "back and forth."
How are you controlled and influenced by your past.
Myself? Continuing health problems - under control for the most part. Panic attacks - controllable. Memory lapses - getting less frequent. Learning to "hear" what people in the present say.....and not my parents in the past. Two different sets of values.
What kind of therapy are you undergoing; what is it called?
None at the moment. My therapist & I decided I had gone as far as I could - and that I could live a quite "normal" life - until I couldn't, I guess. I am continuing to get stronger and more balanced. I'm married to a great man with infinite patience and understanding, except for most everyday conversation with me.
How far along have you come.
Long way, honey.
Are you able to function socially, hold a job?
There was a time period (2 years) where I had to work part time. Last 5 years - very full time as my husband & I own our own business.
What do you do now?
General Accounting & auto window tinting. Both detailed work. I also have a huge flower garden which I love, and 3 dachshunds which I adore. Oh, and three grown kids who make me smile whenever I think about them (well, almost always "whenever.") The kids and dogs are great.
Were you a Jehovah's Witness at one time?
Started studying when 18, baptized at 21, left at 50. I was raised a Catholic, like my mother. My father was an atheist (and he's the primary reason for my mpd/did.)
What kind of therapy.
One to one, group, Prozac for entire time. Been off Prozac for a year.
Are you able to write a story?
Naaaaaaaa, too gross and besides - there's so many victims nowadays, we're pretty much commonplace.
Just come in here like an everyday person, Tom(ok?). Again, it's nice to meet you. I know it takes all kinds to click - just like you and I. Welcome.