My friend A has D.I.D (dissociative identity disorder) which used to be called multiple personality disorders. He has a new alter, who I will be calling L. A and I have not talked about what to do if a new alter fronts because he does not split new alters often, however tonight a new one was out for the first time. L was very confused, so I explained to him where he was, that he was a appart of a system, and then gave him some articles as well as answering some questions he had. I don't know how to tell A that he has a new alter, and I don't know what to do if L is still fronting later on, because the place we are living does not know he has this disorder and he is not comfortable with being called A, which is what most of the people in our house hold call him. I guess im asking a few things here.
was the way i handled this situation appropriate?
should I tell A about L and what I all said to L?
what should I do about the fact L doesn't want to be called by A's name, but no one knows that A has more then one personality, if L is still fronting by the time he meets other household members?
I want to be as much help as possible, but I also don't want there life or housing at risk, and I don't know when ill be able to talk to A again. Any advice is welcome, but please no replies about your personal opinions on the disorder, as I know its heavily stigmatized, and some people don't think its real.
Thank you in advance, Danni. 😊