31 Day BPD Challenge – Day 7: Have you ever dissociated? If so, how often?

Seeing as I’m having a hell of a time battling this tonight, I re-read this blog post and decided to share again. Do you dissociate? How often and for how long?

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I want to start off with a little bit of a disclaimer…a warning. Me doing a blog post on Dissociation is a little bit the blind leading the blind. It’s not that I don’t have experience with dissociation. It’s just that I don’t understand it. It’s not something I’ve even touched on yet with my counsellors or my psychiatrist. So really, I have no idea what brings it on, or “triggers” it. But I definitely experience it, I know what it’s like, I just have no idea as to the why. I guess that will have to be a follow up post.

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Have you ever had that feeling, where you’re in control of what you’re doing, but it almost seems like you’re not really there? It lasts a few seconds, then you snap out of it, and it feels almost like you were dreaming? Maybe you have no idea what…

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One thought on “31 Day BPD Challenge – Day 7: Have you ever dissociated? If so, how often?

  1. I have schizoaffective disorder and depersonalization disorder and tons of anxiety. When I am anxious I dissociate. It happens a lot in social settings, not for long. I will maybe lose part of a conversation. But, it is enough to make me more nervous. I have floated above or watched myself from behind, but mostly I am just startled that things are actually real. I had trouble finding anyone to relate to or who understood what i was talking about. Your description, that it feels like you were dreaming, is right on.

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