Hey guys, i've been busy lately (a good thing), but thanks for this thread, it reminds me of a few long, involved posts i made in F&F a little while ago; it seems as though we all have a certain amount of compartmentalization, if not necessarily full-out DID... I was "hyperactive" too, i count my blessings that i didn't get drugs stuffed down my throat, but yeah, i was a "troubled" kid even before any abuse took place, always causing a ruckus in day-care and kindergarten, i threw a chair across the room in 1st grade... neither of my parents lost their temper often, but when they did, it was terrifying- and like my story already mentions, my mom collapsed into an agoraphobic, depressed, anxious state when i was 4-5 y. o., so i guess outside the home was my only outlet too.
Give sorrow words: the grief that does not speak
Whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break.
-William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act IV, Sc. III