Other people‚Äôs dreams are never interesting‚Ä¶except when they‚Äôre about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. Got a dream you want Lauri to analyze? Click here to submit it) This week, a reader asks Lauri:
I am pregnant and keep having the same dream. That my boyfriend has different personalities and tries to control me from calling the police or my family or anyone to get help before he kills me. It’s very vivid and scary. What could this possibly mean?
Lauri:¬†Dreams during pregnancy can absolutely make you think you’re whack-a-doodle! So you seem to be right where you should be dream-wise. Believe it or not, it is actually extremely common to dream of death and murder while you are pregnant. The reason is because being pregnant ends your life the way you once knew it to be. In addition, you have to forcibly end (murder) certain behaviors while pregnant like smoking, drinking, strenuous exercise, etc.
This might explain why your boyfriend is trying to murder you in your dream. To start with, he’s the one that got you pregnant, therefore killing off not only your life as you once knew it, but also killing off your old identity, because you are now an incubator and soon will be a mother.
As far as him controlling you… is he on you about what you eat and what you do, so as not to endanger the baby? And if so, is he on you more than you would like him to be?¬† If that’s the case and he’s not trying to control you in any other way, then this could be a good sign that he will be an attentive daddy once your little munchkin pops out!
It’s also possible that you are getting this dream because you now no longer feel in control of your life or your body, which is perfectly normal when you are pregnant, and especially so if this is your first. It’s a hell of an adjustment to make. So relax. And tell that man of yours to relax, too. Your pregnancy will be over before you know it and it can really be a magical journey if you let it.
By the way, you may want to get my first book,¬†So, What Did You Dream Last Night?¬†It has an entire chapter on pregnancy dreams, how they change through each trimester — and it even covers daddy-to-be dreams as well!
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