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Amongst Ourselves: A Self-Help Guide to Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder

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Amongst Ourselves is a self-help guide written expressly for individuals with DID/MPD—and the first to provide readers with the practical steps they can take to cope with the condition and emerge with greater self-awareness and the skills to live a rich and rewarding life.

Authors Tracy Alderman and Karen Marshall explain what DID is and provide a clear account of its under
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Paperback, 236 pages
Published June 1st 1998 by New Harbinger Publications
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Jessica Evermore
Nov 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great book for anyone with a dissociative disorder, or anyone living with someone with a dissociative disorder. Since it is written by two psychologists, one of whom actually has DID, it makes you feel a little less crazy and a little less alone.

I think the biggest drawback is that it focuses entirely on the most extreme form of DID, whereas dissociative disorders are far often more subtly presented than that. For example, not everyone with a dissociative disorder has such distinct personalitie
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OrchestraSystem
Dec 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the book that helped us learn to live with DID. We still haven't done all of the exercises but we have read it all and it's fantastic. It validated us very much, it doesn't treat DID like this scary, horrible monster to be feared, it treats it as something to be embraced despite how scary it seems. It's one of the first books we've read about DID that actually validates non-human alters too, which is fantastic for us because that's something we have many of.

We'd highly recommend this bo
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Angie crosby
Jul 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: persons with DID
Shelves: d-i-d, non-fiction
Includes exercises that are helpful as well as tips to living day to day with DID.
Blu
Feb 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
brilliant for those just starting to understand their condition and who are trying to build some level of communication. there is also information for families, etc which is really useful - especially the section on learning intimacy for partners & also safety plans for each system member. I'd love there to be a more indepth version for those who are a few steps up from this but it's invaluable nonetheless. ...more
Miranda
Aug 25, 2021 rated it did not like it
Wow, I couldn’t even make it past chapter 2 after reading the “Satanic Panic” bologna. My partner happens to be a Satanist and I am Pagan. Both of which were told to contain rituals with, “sacrifices and sexual abuse.” I understand this was written in the early nineties, but good grief! What was the point of putting all that in the book?! There’s no reason why this couldn’t have been explained in an objective manner.

All I’m saying, is that it was in bad taste to include that and single out cert
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Laura Lepich
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book for anyone who dissociates. I have not been able to find any other book that gives suggestions and ideas about getting through the day. Just doing the basic things can seem impossible sometimes. But this book is amazing I wish I could have gotten it right when I was diagnosed.
. anyone knows of any books similar to this, I’d love to get let titles. am sure this will stay my favorite. Thanks

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Maria Park
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-help
An accurate account of a woman dealing with Dissociative Identity Disorder and her partner's observations and assistance that helped heal her condition. ...more
Anjuli
Jun 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People with DID
Shelves: psychology, own
This book is great for people just learning about DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder). One of the authors has DID. It is definetly not an in-depth look at DID for professionals. For lay people it is a good book explaining some of the many causes of DID in childhood (not all from abuse) and gives some basic exercises to see 1) if you have DID and 2) if you have it, how to map your system and how to get along with everyone in your system.
Liz Logan
May 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: psychology
I found this book had a good approach. It was both informative but not written at such a level as to be confusing.
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