i'm glad this thread has started. hopefully people will continue giving insight, as these types of dreams happen to me extremely often. and also,
happen more frequently for the past year or so.
for the record, i am 32 years old and have been happily married for the last 5 years.
i won't get into much detail on any of these dreams, but there have been dozens and dozens that have been so vivid i can still remember some which
are years past. the emotion from those dreams remain with me for days, sometimes a week, afterward, whatever the emotion may be. i can easily wake
myself up during these dreams, and easily fall back into them, with the intention to do something within the dream, however i try not to significantly
alter the dreams too much as i admit i enjoy interfacing with them as they are.
these particular type of dreams most often involve areas or places that are familiar to me for example the neighborhood i grew up, yet are always at
least slightly different than what i consciously know them to be, and in some cases very different. some familiar areas often have significantly
different structures or buildings, or street layouts, etc, and sometimes they only give an unfamiliar "feeling". also areas that are less familiar,
like a neighborhood in another area of the city i grew up in, where i am not consciously familiar with the details, but very familiar with the are and
the details of that area in the dreams.
what is probably the most interesting about all of this, to me, is the fact that in a large number of these dreams involve people i have known in my
life, usually those who were in my past. often a main character is my "first love", although the circumstances within the dream vary. also other
people who i havent thought consciously about for over a dozen years, in some cases much longer, from old friends to most often people who were only
aquantances of mine, such as people who i only saw riding the bus to and from school. many times it takes me months to even remember the first names
of these people, yet my dreams are littered with them. it should also be noted that my relationships with these people in the dreams, are always
extremely different that whatever relationship i had (or didnt have) with them when i was a just a young school girl.
lastly, i believe that in these dreams i am definitely myself, though i do feel differently about myself in most
ways within the dream than i
do in waking. sometimes physically, sometimes emotionally. an interesting example would be, say if i hadn't (sorry if this is too much information)
shaved my legs in a few days, in my dreams there may be a situation where i was wearing a bathing suit,or shorts, or sometimes nothing (
), and i'll remember that i hadn't shaved in a few days and get conscious of that fact in my dream, then look for a way to cover myself up or to
see if anyone present in the dream has noticed, only to find my legs are smooth like i just had them waxed. this often gives me the feeling, within
the dream, that i am not in my normal body, and sometimes i also notice i've lost some weight, or whatever else. my self awareness is definitely
different in multiple ways in these dreams, but im fairly certain i am me in these dreams.
i have spent some time writing my dreams, or doing dream drawings, but alot of these particular dreams i feel might weird my hubby out, or at least
make me feel slightly uncomfortable, considering they often include an ex. he is extremely understanding and i don't fear he would be exactly upset
or anything, i just dont want him (or myself) to feel uncomfortable, especially because of those dreams involving an ex where i have any kind of love
or sexual type relationship with. but also, most of the dreams i really dont even have to document, as i really remember a large amount of detail from
them. this also goes for about 98% of all of my dreams, including ones different than the type ive explained in thispost