Very rarely are other people's dreams interesting...except when they're about sex. This week dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg addresses accidental nocturnal infidelity:
Maybe you guys can help me figure out this weird dream that I've had several times. First, a little background: I am 26, I live in Rhode Island, I've been with my wonderful boyfriend for a year, and we have great sex. Really great, actually. Anyway, the dream is pretty simple -- I have sex with someone (not my boyfriend) without realizing it, and by the time I come to my senses, it's too late and I've cheated. The guy I sleep with in the dream varies: once it was my boss, who is about 20 years older than me and not attractive, and another time it was an ex boyfriend. It's always the same thing, though. I sort of hazily, dreamily hook up with the Other Man, and then, once the deed is done, snap to my senses and realize with horror that I've just committed an awful infidelity. I always wake up feeling shaken and creeped out, because in real life, I have no desire to cheat on my boyfriend. What does this MEAN? Help!
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Does Rhode Island gal have anything to feel guilty about? Find out (right after you send us your own dreams!):
Lauri Loewenberg: Mazel Tov on your healthy sex life! Keep it up, sister! Those cheating-without-realizing-it dreams are very frustrating, but not to worry. They don't mean that there is a trampy, cheating harlot inside, waiting to break free! You are getting these dreams because you are probably giving your time, attention, and affection to something that does not involve your boyfriend. Since one time the other man was your boss, it may be a good indication that work may be the culprit. Do you sometimes work too much or find yourself going on and on about work, much to your boyfriend's dismay? The fact that you are getting these dreams means you are aware and sensitive to something that is causing your boyfriend to feel left out, or something that is causing him to feel "cheated" out of his time with you.
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