Hi, this is Katinka. We’ve had a number of blogs for ourselves on a number of sites over the years, and after a while we’re returning to WordPress. I really hope this blog will stay active, as I do know a lot of mental health loggers here. I need to say a little about the fact that it’s me posting: a few months ago, we noticed that it wasn’t helping to push Astrid in front at all times. Astrid doens’t have a clue who she is or if she’s even real at all. Mostly it was Clarissa taking over anyway, or it was me but I had to pretend to be Astrid. We decided to make Clarissa, Kirsten and myself responsible for daily life. Astrid does occasionally come out, but she has no identity of her own, which is hard if you want to function in daily life as an adult.
In case we get readers who do not know us, I’ll say a little about our situation. At the moment, we reside in a mental institution. We have a wonderful husband of 1 1/2 years who visits us a few times a week and whom we spend (part of) the week-ends with. Besides our trauma-based conditions, we are autistic and blind. The parts vary in their degree of autism and some don’t acknowledge our blindness. We have been lookign for a qualified therapit for a while, because our regular therapist doesn’t have experience with DID. Earlier this year, we thought we’d foudn someone, but she ended up being unable to take on new clients. We’re now on someone else’s waiting list.