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Mental health check - I have several personae I use when I cannot cope. They let me feel like I’m watching my life when I’m too f$&@ed up to be an active participant and keep things moving.

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It sounds like you might be disassociating OP. It could later develop into disassociate disorders if you don’t talk about it with a health provider. You’re not screwed up. A lot of people having coping mechanisms for life - you’re just using one of the methods.

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This is not crazy. And these are not “personas”. These are called “parts”. Google Internal Family Systems. I’d recommend you see a therapist that especializes in that.

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I’m relying on these masks more and more. How screwed up am I?

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