Dream Interpretation: I Woke Up With My Friend and Her Ex

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:

There’s this one aspect of a dream I had that really doesn’t make sense. I was at a college and for some reason the rooms had one bed, meaning I had to share. My friend was on one side of me and she woke me up and told me to get ready for school. I turn over and there’s her sleeping ex-boyfriend who I know she still has feelings for. This is probably something that just won’t ever make sense, but I’m completely stumped.

Lauri: Well, let’s see if I can make sense out of it for you. The college setting suggests this dream is about some sort of lesson you are learning right now in your life, and the bed may mean there is an issue that needs to be put to rest. However, you are sharing the bed. This tells me this issue is not yours alone; others are involved. Your friend waking you up indicates you have “woken up” to a certain reality. Can you think of a recent revelation you have had? This new awareness could certainly be connected to what you have learned recently. Your friend woke you so it is very likely that she made you aware of it, whatever it is. It may have to do with her ex. He’s asleep in the dream and when someone is sleeping in a dream it almost always represents their unawareness in waking life. Perhaps the “it” that this dream is about is that he doesn’t know that she still has these feelings. Does she still pine for him and drive you crazy? This may very well be what you feel needs to be put to rest… and helping her do that may very well be what you need to learn how to do.

Response from dreamer: Thank you for this interpretation! I think you’re right and I think I know what I’ve figured out. I’m the reason some of her favorite relationships sucked (she told me this today) and I really don’t know what to do now. But thank you for helping me figure this out.

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