This post is birthed from a question my son asked me last night. He was asking me if I am experiencing co-consciousness yet. Am I seeing Alters outside my body to talk too?
If you have not seen the show, Tara has DID and is portrayed in a way that can make many multiples quite upset. It is of course quite hard in any movie to try and portray what is happening in someone's head. In United States of Tara, they have chosen to show the times when Tara becomes co-conscious as times when her Alters appears in front of her and talk to her. Previously, she would lose time and another Alter would take over the body. As she becomes co-conscious this changes and she doesn't disappear when they want to talk to her they merely appear in front of her.
I had known what was happening on the show but I had never really thought how it would be taken by someone not familiar with DID.
So just to clear it up. I do not see my alters standing outside my body talking to me. I am largely co-conscious, so I often hear them talking it me in my head and even arguing with me, if need be. I can switch several times in an hour and I don't need to change my clothes every time that happens. In many cases you wouldn't even be able to pick when it is happening. Sometimes a blink is enough for a switch.