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Regaining back your old personality.

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I was wondering if anyone has discussed this topic with their shrink, about regaining back the way you used to be. See, I think we DP people need to figure a few things out for ourselves. Things like, what is it that I really want to do at this point in life. Do I want to return to the way that I previously was in life? Do I simply want to get rid of my dissassociation/ start acting like a normal person? Do I want to continue living in my DP hell without any for of recovering/dealing with the current state of things? Do I want seek help through shrinks, hypnosis, books, medicine, etc?

I think it's very important to establish what you want, because otherwise there is now sure way of getting it if you don't know what you want.

Has anyone talked to their shrink at all about trying to regain to/ return to their previous personality? Is this even possible? Perhaps our old way of being is stored somewhere in our subconscious and we can somehow restore it? Has this even been mentioned by anyone here?
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Sojourner said:
Seems our "old personalities" got us here; while they have some wonderful qualities, obviously it would be foolish to desire to go back to a personality that would do THIS to you, isn't it?

One definition of insanity I've heard is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
Well I'm talking about back in the day, when you didn't have anything interfering with your life, and you were more or less whole and secure about your life. Wouldn't you want to go back to that? I don't mean going back to right before your DP, I mean going back to a time that you were actually normal and there wasn't anything wrong with you.
I don't think you get what I'm saying. Are you really saying that you would rather be in a state you're in right now, and not be in a "normal" state you were before this happened to you? If you're saying that, then I'm puzzled. Really, all philosophy and meandering aside, I'd do anything to go back to the way I was. Before all this DP bullshit happened.
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