I have a feeling I met someone with DID today. She didn't tell me she had DID, but she was telling me she had mental health problems and she said that sometimes 'I'm like a child' and then she started to cry and closed up. I so wanted to ask her what she meant. I knew she felt I wouldn't understand. I would have.
Maybe I'm just jumping to conclusions. I probably look out for it on some level when I meet people through work. I guess in a way, I want to find other people like me so that I won't feel so alone. Maybe I'm curious too. Are others like me? Will there be something about them that I identify with immediately?
It reminds me a bit of (and don't read too much into this) growing up in the cult. I was so different from other people around me in the world. Meeting other people from my organisation, even if they lived on the other side of the world and I never met them before, you'd immediately have a connection because you knew you had the same strange beliefs and lifestyle. You could immediately relate to anyone in the cult.
DID is the same in many ways, in that it seems that my unusual ways of being and thinking are shared by others and no matter if we've never met before, I can read your blogs and you can read mine and more often than not, we'll go: "Yeah, I know exactly what that feels like".
I think I just crave to physically meet people who I can have the same understanding with.