Dream Interpretation: My Boyfriend and I Were in a Creepy Forest

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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. Got a dream you want Lauri to analyze? Click here to submit it (18 and older only, please). This week, a reader tells Lauri:

In my dream, my boyfriend and I were standing in a dark forest and I were hearing creepy sounds. Then I woke up.

Lauri:  Even just a snippet of a dream such as this can hold meaning for you, so let’s see if we can figure it out.

The setting is a dark forest. Typically the setting of a dream will reflect “where you are” in your life or “where you are” in a particular situation. Darkness in a dream is often connected to “being in the dark” in real life, being uncertain about things and having to deal with some unknowns. That’s also what forests often symbolize: mystery, the unknown. Are you and your boyfriend in a place in your relationship where there is a lot of uncertainty? Or are you the one that is feeling uncertain? What are you “in the dark about” lately?

The creepy sounds suggest you have a bad feeling about something and may even point to the whispers or buzz going on about your relationship. Is there anyone around you who doesn’t like the two of you together or who is saying negative things about you? The dream is showing you the state of your relationship. It seems you feel you need light shed upon the uncertainty you are dealing with and perhaps that is what will put an end to either the talk that may be swirling around you or the ominous feelings you may be having.

Visit Lauri’s site, WhatYourDreamMeans.com, for even more dream interpretations! If you want to be able to figure out your own dreams each morning, check out her latest book, Dream On It: Unlock Your Dreams Change Your Life, which will give you the tools you need to become a dream expert. You can see all of Lauri’s books here. And hey, if you want your very own pin-up painting of you or your luvva, Lauri can do that, too!