I have now been diagnosed 2.5 years with dissociative identity disorder. Prior to the diagnosis, I worked a very rewarding full-time job, had an active life, and had what I thought was a close circle of friends. Since the DID became ‘active’, I have lost all but 2 friends, my job is gone, my home is gone, and for a while, I even lost my children. I have been blessed to rebuild my relationship with them and I’d like to build a new one with each of you, Faithful Readers and Survivors. This disorder has been with me most of my life. It now has a label…that’s all – it is a label. I will remain forever hopeful that some day, I will be able to return to a more ‘normal’ existence that is not dominated by this disorder.