Dream Interpretation: I Was Forced to Marry a Stranger

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Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. This week, a reader asks Lauri:

Last night I had a vivid dream about being a bride in a wedding. Unfortunately I was very unhappy about this and though I am not sure who the groom was, I did not love him. This was a huge problem for me. I felt as though I was being forced into the entire thing. My family was persuading me to walk down the aisle and I was very, very unhappy. To the point where I thought I was going to break down into tears. I did not like my dress, hated the venue, and was devastated to be marrying this unknown groom.

Then suddenly, one of my co workers came to the rescue. In real life we have worked together for six months and we are pretty good friends. In my dream he dragged me out from where I was hiding, walked me down the aisle and told the priest not to go through with the wedding. He told everyone that this was not what I wanted and this was all a very bad idea. The whole time he stood behind me, right up against my back holding both of my hands. After making his case he kissed the top of my head and told me everything was going to be alright. I instantly felt relieved and then woke up.

Lauri: Since you aren’t actually about to enter the final frontier of wedded bliss in waking life, this dream is most likely about a commitment you are feeling pressured to take on. Typically, the “mystery groom” dream happens when a woman is realizing her waking life need to commit to taking on a more manly role in some area of her life, when she needs to grow a pair and handle her business.

But your dream is shrouded in pressure, dislike, unhappiness, and dread. These emotions are directly connected to something that is making you feel the same way in real life. What are you being pushed into doing that you really want out of? Since your co-worker is in the dream, he may be a clue that this is about something going on at work. Has he recently “had your back” in some situation, just as he was up against your back in the dream? The main message of the dream is at the end when he tells you everything is going to be all right. Whenever you are told something in a dream, pay attention because it is really coming from your wiser, inner self. Through this dream you are telling yourself that, despite the pressure you are feeling, everything will indeed be all right.

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Hi… I just had a dream last night that I was being forced to marry this really cute guy I didn’t know. All I knew was I didn’t wanted to marry him .and my whole family and parents were forcing me into this. Even my groom was kinda keeping an eye on me saying that I am never escaping him. I was so scared and afraid… And then suddenly one of my cousins she came to me… And said the shell help me.. After so much of security in the house… She helped me escaped…. And it was night time.… Read more »