Never forget that this person has survived till now without your help.

Remember…

  • A person who has multiple personalities is a person like you.
  • The survivor is the expert on their own abuse and life…. not you.
  • No matter how experienced you are, each person is a unique individual.
  • Stick to sound support methods and principles.
  • The survivor should be in charge of their own healing.
  • Be honest.
  • Check out who you are speaking with if the personality changes.
  • Encourage communication with all personalities.
  • Don’t keep secrets between personalities.
  • Don’t get involved or take sides in any conflict between personalities, the survivor has to work things out for themself.
  • Be aware that multiplicity arises out of creativity and is a means of survival and coping for the child.
  • Encourage seeing the coping mechanism in a positive light