Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about love and sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. This week, a reader asks Lauri:
I had a dream that I was sitting down on the floor with a child. He looked just like my boyfriend and I was telling him how much I loved him, and he was telling me how much he loved me. When he got up to walk away he hit his head and fell down to the ground. He didn’t cry though, but I ran over to him and told him that he wouldn’t cry because he was just like his dad. He shook his head and I tickled him. I went to go sit on the couch and there was a porcupine sitting next to me. I set it down on the ground and as I did it’s needles got stuck in my hand. A dog was trying to get to the porcupine but I pulled him away and sat him on the couch next to me. I was trying to get the needles out of my hand but the needles kept getting re-stuck into my palm. I spent the rest of the dream trying to get the needles out.
Lauri: You must perceive your boyfriend as being childish in some way, such as immature, naive or even fun-loving. Or perhaps you feel the need to nurture and mother him lately. Hitting his head and falling down suggests something has happened lately that may have been a blow to his ego and knocked him down a peg. Hmmm… maybe this is where the child comes in. Do you not feel he is handling his current situation well? I think this is why you are trying to tickle him; you want to cheer him up.
The couch and the porcupine are awfully interesting elements to this dream! Is this situation with your boyfriend rather “sticky?” Is it a situation that you feel would be best if you “sat this one out?” The dog, it seems, is your loyalty to your boyfriend… just as the dog was trying to get to the porcupine, your loyalty towards your boyfriend wants to help him tackle this issue, but just as you sat on the sofa you again have to remind yourself and your loyal instincts (the dog) that you need to sit this one out. Your hands are your ability to handle the situation, which you probably would love to do but it may cause you more pain or hassle than it’s worth. The needles getting stuck in your hands is the message: This is a sticky situation; you’ve needled him enough about it.