Masha and Dasha were bullied. First by the scientists who took them from their parents to study them like guinea pigs. Then by those in authority in the institutions where they were forced to live. Since they had two different personalities they reacted in two different ways. Sensitive...

    I’ve had my share of problems in life, love and relationships. But there’s always been help at hand. Whether it’s through the therapy I went through with my two husbands and more recently as a singleton, or through friends, family, on line forums, psychiatry sites on...

  Dasha kept the letters of the boy she fell in love with under her pillow all her life. She never forgot him. She created an imaginary life with him – the one she could have had if they had both been ‘healthies’ instead of ‘defectives.’ This fantasy...

Some people who’ve read my novel say that it’s heartbreaking. Others say that they’re annoyed that Dasha doesn’t stand up to Masha earlier. That’s because some of us have a little bit more of Dasha inside and others have a touch of Masha. We are all...

Yesterday I had an experience which helped me realize just how hard it must have been for Masha and Dasha to appear on live national TV in front of 100 million viewers (luckily they didn’t know those statistics at the time) but it must still...

So here's the Big Question: how could identical twins have such different personalities when they share identical genes and upbringings? Medical science is beginning to uncover evidence that it is possible for identical twins to inherit different personality traits from both parents. In fact it’s even...