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 (18 and older only, please). This week, a reader asks Lauri:
So I had a dream I got in a car accident — it was another guy driving and it was a smaller green car. And then I woke up. I got up, left my girlfriend sleeping, and went to lie on the couch. I’m sitting there and I hear crying coming from my room after an hour and a half. I run to the room to see that my girlfriend is still sleeping but crying, so I wake her up to see what’s wrong and she tells me she lost me. She went on to explain what her dream was about: I had gotten into a car accident and by the time she got to the hospital, I had died ! Her memory of this dream is similar: green car , guy driving and me dying! Can you help explain this to me?
Lauri: Two people can absolutely have the same dream on the same night. It’s called shared dreaming and it usually happens to two people who are very close: husband and wife, best friends, mother and daughter, etc. The reason why is because the two individuals are dealing with the same real life issue and their subconscious responds to it similarly by giving them comparable dreams.
That being said, has something in your life come to a messy and sudden end? Has a direction you were headed in been side-tracked? Or have you crashed and burned in some way? Emotionally perhaps?
In both of your dreams the car was green. Green can often symbolize jealousy. At the time of this dream, were you guys feeling envious of someone else? Green can also symbolize inexperience. Did something come to a messy end due to lack of experience? You may also want to put your own personal association to the color green here.
Whatever the case, your shared dreams suggest you both were having a difficult time with something that ended or did not work out. In your dream it seems you were trying not to blame yourself for it, since you were not the one driving and in your girlfriend’s dream it seems she is trying to mourn the loss of the situation so she can more easily let it go and move on from it in real life. I think these dreams show that you two are really tuned in to each other, which is a sign of a strong relationship!
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