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. Got a dream you want Lauri to analyze? Click here to submit it) This week, a reader asks Lauri:
I had the weirdest dream last night. In this dream, my current boyfriend was actually an undercover assassin sent to seduce and date me… and kill me. Think Mr. and Mrs. Smith, but in this version I am not a double agent, just an innocent victim.
When I discovered his true identity in my dream, I was devastated and went into hiding, but he was still after me. I felt hurt and betrayed. We had several encounters where he attacked me, and he thoroughly enjoyed it. However, he never succeeded, nor did I ever learn why he was sent to do this. The dream ended as I was still running and in hiding from him.
I woke up feeling really confused, and slightly angry and still betrayed. What could this possibly mean?
Lauri: It seems something about your relationship or within your relationship is bothering you. The emotions you feel in the dream, or when you wake from the dream, can always be connected to those same emotions over something in waking life. What in your waking life is causing you to feel confused, slightly angry and betrayed? The waking life emotions may not be quite as intense as the ones in the dream but, nonetheless, they are there.
Come to think of it, these emotions could also possibly stem from a previous relationship and are therefore affecting your current one. Hiding from your undercover assassin boyfriend suggests that there may be something in real life you don’t want him to know, and the fact he’s trying to kill you in the dream may mean you fear he will either want to kill off the relationship should he find out, or force you to change something.
Running and hiding in a dream are tell-tale signs of avoidance and secrecy in waking life. Maybe this private matter is none of his business or maybe it’s something you need to get off your chest. It may be time to give this some honest thought and weigh the pros against the cons of divulging this info and decide whether it’s worth it or not.
Got a dream you want Lauri to analyze? Click here to submit it. Anonymity guaranteed! Don’t forget: you can get access to Lauri’s Instant Dream Decoding Dictionary on her site. And check out Lauri’s new book Dream On It, available everywhere!