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foreverandalwaysbabe
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Ok well I recently had a horrible dream in which I was with my boyfriend at his house, except it wasnt really his house..., and well we were hanging out in his room, doing the usual making out and stuff. and he wanted to go further and have sex but i didnt want to so we ended up arguing and i found out he was cheating on me and because I found out he tried drowning me in a bathtub... I somehow got away and ran into the woods behind his house, and he chased me and actually drowned me in a creek...

This was an absolutely horrible dream... It woke me up and I wanted to cry. My boyfriend is not like that in any way and I would know. We have talked about stuff like going further and whatnot before, and have both decided we are not ready for sex but other things maybe. And he has also made it clear that he is willing to wait until I am ready to try anything, and I know for a fact that he respects me and will wait definitely.

So... I have no clue why I would have a dream like this.... any ideas?

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Heather
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In so many ways, while dreams can certainly be meaningful, the why of us having them is thought to just be about the fact that our brains are still active in sleep. In other words, it's kind of about our brains just being restless and often random.

Plenty of people also think that dreams are about our brains processing our thoughts and feelings, but they're rarely literal. In other words, in our dreams, we or others don't always or even often behave the way we would in waking life, places don't look the same, the same laws of physics don't always apply.

So, maybe you do feel a little stressed or worried about if waiting is really okay: maybe you're just a bit stressed or worried about something else altogether. Dream analysis is fairly arbitrary, so you could see endless meanings per the symbolism of your dream and what happened in it, with multiple different interpretations.

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