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 dream about my high school sweetheart often. The last time I dreamt of her, I was surprised to learn she was in the hospital, I went to check up on her and talk to the doctor, and she told me she missed me very much. I wake up crying. In another one, I am walking in the street holding hands with her. In another, we are classmates in school. I want to talk to her but I can’t.
Whenever I dream about her I cry and then I wake up.
Lauri: You might automatically be assuming that these dreams are about your childhood sweetheart, and I have no doubt you do miss her to a degree, but it is more likely that after all these years, she has become a symbol for the innocence and purity of a new and exciting relationship.
Have you been through some heartbreak lately? If so, that’s where the crying comes in. Whatever emotion you experience in a dream can always be connected to that same emotion you are having in waking life. You may be crying in your dreams because you aren’t allowing yourself to fully express your sadness while awake.
The fact that one of your dreams took place in a hospital suggests that in waking life you are trying to heal from something… heart break maybe? Or perhaps you are trying to make a current relationship better. The school setting tells us that you are learning valuable lessons right now, perhaps relationship lessons. And most importantly, not being able to talk to her is probably connected to a communication issue in real life. Are you having trouble communicating in a current relationship or in general do you have a hard time speaking up about what’s on your mind?
Whatever the case, I believe these dreams show you still believe in love and pure relationships so don’t ever lose that! Holding on to bitterness and distrust will ruin relationship after relationship. And life is too short for that nonsense.
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