Validating identity and d link
Please try to take it as humor and not as a slam against anyone. Obviously, it stands for she or he, meaning your significant other.I have tried to make this document as safe as possible, but obviously cannot be held responsible for `triggering' dissociative folks.Please proceed at your own pace and with reasonable caution.The section titles should give you a clue about content.I spent 2 God-awful years alternately dragging my significant other, then following her from doctor to doctor, and she wasn't getting any better.The working diagnosis was bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression.She knew she went to school, but she couldn't remember much about it.Her psychologist did actually deal with dissociation, so we were off to her office.
Throughout this text, I will attempt to use humor to make certain points.While there, *someone* started talking and referring to my significant other as `her.' The doctor's eyes got wide, and she shot me a glance.OK then, let's dig out the insurance manual and find a specialist (see INSURANCE).We referred to this phenomenon as `Irwin', because he sounded a little like Anne Ramsay in "Throw Momma from the Train." I mentioned Irwin a lot to the doctors, but no one had any explanation. She went faithfully to see her doctors, but all she got was medical and prescription bills.The hospitalizations got more frequent, and for longer durations. The psychiatrist gave her a drug for schizophrenia (Navane), which quieted everything down, but after a while they were back, strong as ever.