Not sorry

Today I am not sorry I have a mental illness. I didn’t ask for it. I have it and so be it. I am so pleased I was strong enough to cope with my abuse by dissociating and creating alters. If I didn’t do that, I might be dead now. I most likely wouldn’t have survived the abuse at all.

There is something to be said for resilience, and doing something creative to cope. I am glad I have so much resilience in me. For that, I am grateful.

Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

27 thoughts on “Not sorry”

  1. Thanks so much for this! I am so often told that I’m not resilient at all because I need lots of support. Then again, given the circumstances of my childhood (which these same people deny or minimize), I’m pretty resilient.

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  2. The most wonderful thing to know is that you are not your illness. It is part of your life but not part of you. Therefore I love your insight for not being sorry for the illness. Actually, you are a blessing. You are teaching us so much in sharing your life. Thank you, dear Carol 💖

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  3. Self-love if your biggest friend. Be proud of who you are, no one is perfect. We learn to adapt to mental illnesses by accepting them. You show courage is accepting these things about yourself and you should be very proud.

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