Dream Interpretation: What Does a Long Embrace Mean?

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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. This week, a reader asks Lauri:

This really isn’t a sex dream at all, but I have dreamt twice this week of hugging (very long embrace) a tall, gorgeous, shirtless man.  I cannot see his face & I believe it was a different man in each dream.  I vaguely remember talking to the men, but never leaving the embrace, just my head resting on a marvelous bare chest.

lauri_loewenberg_100Lauri: Ha!  Your dream reminds of one of my recent dreams where my husband, Joe Jonas and I all were engaged in a long and loving embrace! But enough about me.  To hug in a dream means you have embraced something new in waking life such as a new attitude, a new behavior, a new opinion, etc.  My bet is that you have embraced your “male” side.  Being assertive, bringing home the bacon, taking a no nonsense approach to life are all considered masculine or yang qualities.  Whereas, sensitivity, creativity and nurturing are considered feminine or yin qualities.  Naturally, your dreaming mind will present these qualities to you in the form of a man or woman in order to show you how well or how poorly you are utilizing your yin and your yang.  You have embraced yours and are apparently quite pleased with yourself in waking life since you were so attracted to him in the dream.  How have you asserted yourself lately?  Like his studly, shirtless torso, did you get something off your chest? Did you say it like it is and did that work out well for you?  All signs seem to point to YES! Keep it up sista!  Don’t let the fear of being called the B word hold you back.

Dreamer Response: Wow, this is great.  Thank you soo much for this. My guesses weren’t close:

  • 1st thought:  being the comittment-phobe that I am, I am not satisfied in my current relationship…something is lacking
  • 2nd: I am currently rereading Twilight series & I am dreaming of Edward. LOL

This probably has to do with the fact that I have been feeling like I have to take care of everything in my relationship.  I am like the man and the woman…I work full time, clean the house, take care of shopping & dinner, I am the one who remembers the directions, drives, decides on any plans.  Sooo, I finally told him that it has been 5 years and he needs to ‘step it up’.  That I don’t always want to be ‘the one’ who handles Everything.  With every person, including Him asking when we are finally going to tie the knot…I have been a bit more critical of the relationship…silently.  I have no kids (we are 27 & WAY too close to 28) & I don’t want to be a parent to my man.  I did finally get that off my chest & I think I am happy that I did and know that time will tell if he is taking me seriously.

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  1. Keep having dreams of my boyfriend breaking up with me and in a relationship with someone. He also introduced me to a his baby that he had with his partner. what does it mean does it mean he is cheating on me?

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