Q: In my dream a friend I haven't seen nor heard from him for awhile appeared and seemed very happy and very sad at the same time. After spending some time together catching up, we spent time with a few other people. While we were with them, he completely ignored me. It seemed intentional. It was like I didn't even exist. All his attentions went to the others … in particular my sister. Did he feel safer with her? Was he trying to hide the feelings between us from the others? I became sad, confused and withdrawn the rest of the day. I woke up from my dream still feeling confused and unhappy.
Lillie D., Seaside Park
A: You feel hopelessly insecure about this relationship. Your angst and anxiety surfaces in your dream state. I believe this relationship is one of star-crossed lovers and is ill fated. Psychically I'm feel you are putting more energy and love into this romance that is going nowhere. Our real feelings we hide so well during the day literally play havoc with us when the lights go out. He's obviously torn in the dream. He wants you … but keeps you at a distance. He's happy, yet sad. His heart's heavy with emotion, but his logical self say's this is not the time. You both spend time with others, and he deliberately ignores you. His attentions are given to your sister. If he can't have you now, the sister seems like a logical choice. Psychically I sense you resemble one another. He's not doing this to hurt you, rather it's safer to communicate with an imitation. The real you is too problematic right now. Yes, he was trying to hide his feelings. Safety … his safety … is the key word in this dream. This relationship is in a holding pattern for now. See things for what they are. Expect nothing for now. This man is confused, and so are you.
Q: I had this dream that I was with my husband and asking him about a women. In the dream he leaves me for her. He drops me off, but I can't find my way. Then I see him sitting at a table with my daughters. Two years ago he had an affair and I just found out he is still talking to her and that is really bothering me.
A: This dream is so blatantly clear. You are in a profound crises and your subconscious cries out in your dream state: ""I'm being betrayed once more.'' In your dream he's literally dropping you off where you will be lost. He's trying to get you out of his life. Your fear of abandonment by him and your children is very evident. He'll take the kids and leave you behind. The icing on the cake is that he still is in contact with his girlfriend of two years ago. No wonder you are having an anxiety-filled nightmare. You need to seek family counseling and get to the truth and resolution of this broken marriage. Our dreams tell us what is wrong and what needs to be fixed. We need be in touch with our emotions.
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