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In Your Dreams

In Your Dreams

Date: May 08 2007

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What did you dream about last night? We usually dream of people and things that are familiar to us. But sometimes we dream of people we just met or things that just happened. Scientists aren’t really sure what causes certain things to appear in our dreams and certain things to be left out.

Kevin recently dreamed very clearly of a person he had just met. It was a little off putting, but not exactly a nightmare. When Kevin tells Marni about his dream, she describes a nightmare she has to him.

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Kevin

Kevin

Marni

Marni

Kevin:  I woke up the other day having had a very vivid dream of a person I had met the night before at a party, but I had just met the first time.

Marni:  Really?

Kevin:  It was a little bit creepy.

Marni:  Why was it creepy?

Kevin:  Well, just because I didn’t know that person and I feel like it’s sort of an intimate space…

Marni:  Yeah!

Kevin:  ...because it was a dream and it was very vivid because it was the kind of thing that I had just before I woke up, so it was very clear throughout the day and it made me a little uncomfortable.

Marni:  I have recurring dreams actually about an ex-boyfriend...

Kevin:  Oh…

Marni:  ...and we’re still together and in my dream I’m wondering, “Why are we still together? I don’t want to be with this person.” But constantly I’m going back to that previous relationship.

Kevin:  Like how often? In terms of like, once a month?

Marni:  I would say probably once a month.

Kevin:  Interesting.

Marni:  Yeah. And I, you know, I’m wondering if I…You think about your subconscious and all that but, I don’t know, it just keeps coming up and I wish it would stop.

Kevin:  Well, I can understand. So is that dream the same, or it’s just he’s in a dream again and again?

Marni:  Variation on a same theme of being with this person and not wanting to be and trying to get away from him and yeah…

Kevin:  A little bit scary…

Marni:  But do you find that we talk about our dreams a lot?

Kevin:  All the time.

Marni:  Oh, it’s great.

Kevin:  Even with people we don’t really know well.

 

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Discussion

Kevin had a dream about someone he had just met. It made him a little uncomfortable, but Marni has a dream over and over that really bothers her. She dreams that she is still with an ex-boyfriend who she’s glad she broke up with. It’s not exactly the same dream every time, but the ex is always there and she is unable to get away from him.

Kevin and Marni like to talk about their dreams. Do you? Do you have any recurring dreams? What’s the scariest nightmare you’ve ever had?

 

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8312016

8312016

Switzerland

its happen for u: sometimes we have true dreams i sometime see a sitution or place in my dream and when occur my dreama in my life waw  me be wonderful and sometimes i fear, 


unfortunetly i seldom have dreams with my favaroutive girls its so bad


hahaha


have a good dreama  

05:02 PM Dec 01 2012 |

Love off

Love off

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

sometimes in your dream u think friendship is 20 and u can do enything with your boyfriend or your husband but sometimes is wrong and u can just see these subjekt in your dream…

01:20 PM Dec 01 2012 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

The cousin of my husband used to live in other city (400km away from my city). He often visited us. We all get on well together, including my kids. He was a nice man, with a good sense of humour. Suddenly, the cancer has been discovered in his body….. one month later he has died :( He  has not  even managed to visit us before his death. The amazing thing is he keeps on “visiting” my family in my night dreams on the regular basis( he has dead 6 years ago!!! – not recently) We are talking, walking, laughing as before. When I wake up I understood that it was a dream, but very vivid dream!!! I usually scared so much after that dream, because the very thought, that I have been in the contact with the dead person reminds me about the death once more.

08:45 AM Dec 28 2011 |

zeinabou

zeinabou

Egypt

Yes I had have many recurring dreams during my life …and I am so eager to know what they mean .. the scariest nightmare I ever had was at the age of 8 like I had to carry a big mountain ,I used to cry and cry until my mom came and hug me it was scaring and till now when I am in a bad mood I feel it :{{.

02:59 PM Oct 15 2011 |

wwongsapun

wwongsapun

Thailand

The past life, I try to hidden my fall in love someone, I don’t to tell him. That’s cause in my subconscious to made me recurring dream. If possible I don’t want to wake up again. I have happiness in my dream.

10:01 AM Jun 11 2011 |

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Nga Nguyen

Nga Nguyen

Viet Nam

When I was small. I sometimes dreamt nightmare. I dreamt that I was be trayed by a ghosh or a dog. I felt so scared each time. I always told to my mother about them, but she said that that "they are only your dream. Don't worry". Untill now i don't understand why i had these ones.

08:59 AM Apr 27 2011 |

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SonataH

SonataH

Taiwan

After a few days my sister died. I dreamed about her. It seems like she came to my dream to answer my questions. It's very peaceful, however, in my dreams. 

One day I was hesitating to take back my books from my ex-boyfriend. At that night, I dreamed about her and she said that she would like to do sightseeing. I replied "but I need to prepare for the test…" However, the scene of the dream changed to a car and I seated in that car with the books. Next morning, I woke up and  dashed to my ex-boyfriend's house…I brought back my books in the end. I really appreciate my sister even though I can never meet her again.

It happened for several times. Every time I was suspicious and fearful… I dreamed of her.

i'm wondering if it was my subconscious or it was really my sister in my dream..@@ 

08:10 AM Dec 01 2010 |

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tiger_bagira

Greece

nice

 

09:26 PM Nov 29 2010 |

Daniel_Sam

Daniel_Sam

Colombia

you knew that over half of people have only dreams in black and white but it began to change when tv color and films appears¡¡

04:59 PM Dec 11 2008 |

sharp_muslim

Egypt

I was here !

01:27 PM Dec 11 2008 |

purpleiris

purpleiris

China

some chinese people believe in superstition which considers those appear in your dream won't happen in your real life. What happen in the dream always come in an opposite way.

07:36 AM Dec 11 2008 |

Daniel_Sam

Daniel_Sam

Colombia

 is unusual when i have a normal dream or at least it has been meaninful or helpfuly, it is almost always  creepy as a unfinish nightmare, normaly  in my dreams there are often unknown poeple, strange faces that i have never met previously-i don`t know what is the reason for that, perhaps watch movies evrydays¡¡¡

02:03 AM Dec 11 2008 |

pink angel

pink angel

Saudi Arabia

dreams is something completely misterious

10:39 AM Aug 25 2008 |

magic1015

magic1015

China

my creepy dream is that  john pops out with his sly face , lol…

 

03:20 PM Aug 20 2008 |

Julitschka

Julitschka

Ukraine

I often fall in love in my dreams!

02:21 PM Apr 09 2008 |

1 person likes this

Soñadora19-20

Colombia

I thinnk the dreams are a door of mind …. it’s an oportunity for to live new things ….

09:35 PM Feb 20 2008 |

1 person likes this

wenymanjares

Philippines

yeah i couldn't understand my dreams..same thing with this topic.. i have recurring dreams about my ex-boyfriend..i don't know what's the message of this person.. but, whenever i had dream about him, we've been so close together..

06:44 AM Jan 16 2008 |

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seandrei_ching

Philippines

some people believes that dreams is opposite to reality

10:49 AM Nov 12 2007 |

seandrei_ching

Philippines

i cant remember any craziest dreams in my life but i love daydreaming

10:47 AM Nov 12 2007 |

hamdan zeyara

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

i usually dream om my work

10:33 AM Nov 12 2007 |

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