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A Frustrating Read,
This review is from: Broken Child (Mass Market Paperback)
As someone with DID, I usually snap up any books I find about this topic. I never regretted it as much as when I picked up this one.
I read with compassion the story of her abuse, and indeed her survival is bound to be inspiring. However, over the course of her telling about her therapy, I became more and more frustrated. She had a series of very bad therapists who told her to simply 'triumph over' her multiple personalities. She has no appreciation at all for all that developing her personalities has done for her. She speaks of integrating, but as far as I can see, some personalities merely died, and others simply went into deep hiding because Cameron and her therapist made it clear that they were unwelcome.
I weep for her story, not only because of her childhood, but because of the mistreatment she received at the hands of the professionals she went to for help.
If this story did affect me, it was to make me more determined to treat my selves with compassion, and speak out so other multiples do not have to go through the horrible process of denying and supressing themselves.