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Awful dream - woke up furious with DP

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Lorenz Thu 30-Jun-11 09:05:11

I don't know what is wrong with me lately.

Last night I had an AWFUL dream that I was pregnant. I was in a hospital, in a gown receiving the usual pre-labour checks etc, DP was there too.

In the dream I felt overwhelming sadness and heartache, I didn't want to be pregnant yet I was hours away from giving birth. I kept thinking to myself "god I hope it doesn't turn like him". DP was standing around oblivious to my anxiety and feelings of despair as usual.

The WORST bit about the dream was, although I was about to go into labour, my main concern was trying to get DP out of the room so I could look on his phone and check his texts for incriminating evidence of his wrongdoing.

Isn't that ridiculous? But I woke up and all the feelings of anger, mistrust, disloyalty and frustration were there even as I lie in bed thinking of the dream.

Has anyone else had what I'll call a "brain shock vault" whilst sleeping? a dream that knocks off those rose tinted glasses and shows things for what they really are?

Aislingorla Thu 30-Jun-11 10:43:23

Yes, I think dreams are our subconscious telling us something important.

ItsMeAndMyPuppyNow Thu 30-Jun-11 11:36:58

What's your DP like when he's not in your dreams? Any RL "wrongdoings" that could be popping up in dreams because they've been swept under the carpet in RL?

Dreams are a very good window into the subconscious, but sometimes that can be a window into one's fears, rather than into what one represses in RL. For example, my aunt once woke up and shouted at my uncle "Don't ever do that again!" because he'd stood her up at a party in the dream she'd just woken up from. He is a caring and considerate husband - she just would really dislike him showing her any disrespect.

lookbutdonttouch Thu 30-Jun-11 14:23:03

You say 'I don't know what's wrong with me lately' and 'DP was standing around oblivious to my anxiety and feelings of despair as usual'.

Yes I believe dreams can be sometimes trying to tell us something, they can be our subconscious ringing a bloody loud bell or they can be total rubbish.

From what you have said I am going for the subconscious option. What else is going on?

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