During dissy moments you may even say you want to die. We strongly believe that the origin of our feelings of dissociation are rooted in early experiences of the family, group, tribe or social group sending signals of rejection to us. We are ostracised, shunned by our tribe or excommunicated from our family of origin.
There is need for discernment because many report that a large majority of dissociation patients have a strong (but hidden) death wish. They may have given up hope on life. This set of the inner person against life will not be healed by affirmations. Even if the dissociation is explained, until the work of the ten stages is entered into the dissociation patient may constantly relapse. The real problem may not be the cancer of dissociation (symptom) it may by the patient (unconscious choice to give up.)
This is why it is important to seek ten stage wisdom in meditation - Stage One: listen to meditation of letting go. Watch closely and ask some questions to discern the heartiness of the person's commitment to live, reasons to live. Were they closely bonded to one person who became their life?
One of the profiles of the dissociated patient is a life where only one parent was the source of love and where only one other person was allowed into their heart. When that one person dies then they quietly let go of life. (Even if you are married to such a person you may not be the one person that they bonded to. It might be another love, or a child.)
If you have dissociation in your life meditate on the ten stages understanding any possible wish to die and choose life positively daily. Meditation firstly clears the path to health.