Relating in a world of dissociation

the issue of support

K. Clayton

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This paper offers a brief glimpse into the findings of two studies undertaken over the period of 2003-2006 to address some of the paucity of research in the area of intimate relationships and dissociative identity [DI]. The first study explored close personal relationships and the second the use of DI websites by those with DI. Although at first these two studies may appear unrelated, finding understanding and non-judgemental social interaction, and a sense of safety whether it be on the internet or with a partner or family member, seems to be crucial in allowing the individual with dissociative identity the respect and support they need to find their own way to trust, develop and ‘be’ in close and intimate relationships.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-216
Number of pages2
JournalAustralian Journal of Psychology
Issue numberSuppl.
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventAnnual Conference of the APS Psychology of Relationships Interest Group (6th : 2006) - Melbourne
Duration: 11 Nov 200612 Nov 2006

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