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Old 01-08-2001, 04:03 PM   #19
PRapoza
Dojo: Cape Cod Aikido Kenkyukai 541 Thomas Landers Rd., East Falmouth
Location: Cape Cod, MA
Join Date: Dec 2000
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Aikilove,
Actually what your friend did is called "Dissociation". Briefly it's when a person takes experiences that are so horrible and overwhelming that they would destroy a person and they seperate and lock them away inside themselves. If these experiences are not dealt with later they start to fester and manifest in many different ways. I have some friends with dissociative disorder. It is frighteningly common.
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