Dream Interpretation: My Girlfriend & I Had the Same Dream I Died in a Car Crash

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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 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 realised it was a dream after a few seconds which immediately flooded me with relief, it wasn’t only the car accident that was stressing me, but if it was real, I’d have to find a Harrisburg car accident lawyer to help me fight my justice against the other guy! Well that is, if I had made it because my dream cut out and I had no idea if I lived or died! I immediately felt more at ease, but the dream felt so real. 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, a guy driving and me dying! Only this time, she also said she had gotten in touch with the police and a law firm (I’m assuming she means someone like this accident attorney Springfield IL has available or others to report the crash) The extra steps she took afterwards scared me even more – as if it were soon to happen?! Can you help explain this to me? I’m also looking into what I’ve heard from various pieces of advice online saying that many people take less underinsurance than you should and that’s got me concerned about where I’d stand legally if I were to be involved in a serious accident – maybe I do need to speak with a lawyer!

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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