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:
After sex with my wife we both slept together. I dreamed that my four-year-old only son is calling from outside the bedroom. When I went out to see him he was lying on the floor with a cloth wrapped on him and calling me. I tried to uncover him but could not. I lifted him in my arms and took him back to the bedroom. I saw that my son was already sleeping beside my wife. At the same time my wife had a dream that she was lying in bed with two sons sleeping besides her. We both were frightened in our dream by the scene.
Lauri: If you scroll through all my columns here, you’ll find that I am asked a lot about having the same or similar dream as someone else on the same night. It’s clearly way more common than we think. And in my research, I have been able to connect it to the fact that the two people who share the dream are also sharing the same issue and are dreaming about it in a similar fashion (we dream about what is on our mind the most).
You and your wife both dreamed that your son was two people. In real life do you feel your son has two personalities: a sweet cuddly little boy at times and a tantrum throwing monster at others, for example? In your dream he was calling for you and was wrapped in a blanket. This may mean you feel there is an issue with him that needs help and requires your attention, perhaps behavioral or health-wise.
Whatever the case, your shared dreams show you both have equal concern over the same issue, which is excellent! So don’t let the dreams worry you, but rather let it be a confirmation that you are both on the same page. Two minds working in harmony on a single issue will prove to be very effective.
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 (either vintage or modern), Lauri can do that, too!