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I Have Recurring Dreams and Nightmares

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    I keep having this reoccurring dream/nightmare

    where I'm outside this apartment that is filled with love and happiness and giggles. And I'm standing outside the window and peeking in, and there is this adorable mixed child(somali n white/I never know what the other race is, all I know is that he is white) who is calling the...
    YoungHeartOldSoul YoungHeartOldSoul 18-21, F May 10, 2014

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    I have this dream a lot,

    I'm in the woods with my friends, I'm scared as hell, my friends disappear, and I'm left alone, crying. There's usually some variation; sometimes my friends laugh at me for being scared, or I'm alone from the start. It spooks me everytime.
    ScaredintheForest ScaredintheForest 18-21, F May 19

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    I've had a recurring nightmare

    for years and years and it haunts me even when I'm not asleep. It's more like a memory, it's that clear. The voices, the smells, the feelings... They're all so real and I get it at least thrice a year. Basically, I'm running and running and running through woodland wearing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 28, 2014

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    I used to have this dream,

    for about six years. I would be walking along a pathway in a field. I would come to an intersection, and that man was there. I would run, but the pathway was muddy and would slow me down. He would always chase me. Sometimes he would catch me, kidnap me, and torture me to death...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 1 Response May 19

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    I have this nightmare

    where I'm exercising like I normally do, but then I start getting fatter and fatter. The more I work out, the bigger I get, until I finally wake up and realize I'm still in shape. I'm not anorexic, but I exercise regularly and constantly check my body for excess fat. I've done...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 19

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    Warehouse.

    He approached her body with care. He was terrified, just like the last time, and the time before that. Gently he placed his hand on her back and felt a shallow breath. He body lay beaten, but she was alive. It ran through his head a millions times, she’s alive. He knelt on the...
    annalea annalea 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 21, 2010

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    I have reoccurring nightmare

    where I am in a situation where everyone is against me, or where I have to escape from people or beings that are after me. In my dreams, when I get captured, I have to restart the dream from the beginning and do it again and again until I have "succeeded" or I wake up. Often...
    xoxomaya93 xoxomaya93 22-25, F Feb 24

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    My mom has yelled at me

    so much that I have nightmares of her killing me, and yelling... So whenever she yells at me, expecially in the mornings I get scared...
    MadLov3 MadLov3 13-15, F Jun 9

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    I Have Weird Ones

    About a very large spooky house.  The house is usually the same its huge, its hard to tell but it always looks the same in theme but it changes in layout a little.   I'm always wandering looking for someone but not quite sure who, but I know I'm looking for someone...
    shuttermagic shuttermagic 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 17, 2008

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    Destiny

    Fatigue has caused a demand for your price, as the sacrificial lamb isn’t free. Examine my yet undisclosed to test my reflexes. Instinctually I flinch, but will move toward you once my eyes open. Your transparency is confusing. Scotch tape never hid a secret. Yet you...
    SecretBrokenDoll SecretBrokenDoll 36-40, F 10 Responses Nov 10, 2011

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    Never-ending Nightmare

    I'm not really sure that my nightmare is recurring at the moment, it's more evolving and developing each time I go to sleep. It started off small scale when I had to break into my house and the interior had been changed and it was a human hunting ground with a slaughter table and...
    FallenAngelWOOT FallenAngelWOOT 31-35, F 7 Responses Dec 4, 2011

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    Looking In My Windows

    In almost all of my nightmares that I remember, someone is looking in at me through my windows. No matter what room I go to, no matter if I turn off every light in the house, they still see me. I can't get them to go away. I've seen the culprit thrice, in the form of my young...
    iPreferMagneto iPreferMagneto 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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    Lots.

    this is going to have to be one of those stories that i come back and add to, because i have lots of recurring dreams. one type that comes up a lot is that i'm in a house with lots and lots of rooms, and i'm searching for something. i go through room after room after room...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 10, 2008

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    Mainly I have this dream

    that I'm being crushed. I'll wake up feeling like this immense weight is on my chest. No images or anything like that. Just the feeling. I've had this dream since I was a little kid.
    CMBd625 CMBd625 31-35, F May 19

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    End Of The World

    So as a junior in highschool I would have nothing but nightmares. One stays in my head as if it really happened. It was the end of the world. Everything in sight was on fire as if maybe a bomb had gone off and exploded everything. The sky was red and huge winged beast were flying...
    Daphney1001 Daphney1001 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 5, 2012

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    The Bridge Phobia:/

    Ever since I was little, I keep having the same nightmare over and over again. I have been observing it closely and noticed it occurring more frequently before some big changes taking place in my life. I must confess, I have never ever googled the meaning of this bad dream, not...
    moonlightam moonlightam 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2011

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    I had another nightmare last night.

    It took place in a hospital. My boyfriend and I are both working in said hospital (he's a nurse's aid and I'm a nurse in real life). For the first part of the dream I'm by myself in one part of the hospital and he in the other. I'm standing by some windows and notice a car pull...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 25

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    I keep having reoccurring vomiting dreams

    as of late. I have different reoccurring dreams all the time. For now I will only talk about this one (vomiting). First it was vomiting handfuls of NAILS and trying to catch it in my hands like, "ah, what?!l" Then last night I was vomiting up a string of what I can only relate...
    euphoricvoyage euphoricvoyage 26-30, F Jun 8

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    Same Places

    I have about 5 different places that have always been in my nightmares, since I was little.  I have never seen these places in reality (I would totally freak out if I ever saw them for real!).  I've gotten to the point that when I see them, in my dream, I...
    LJP830 LJP830 36-40, F Nov 16, 2009

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    I've been having more vivid

    and nightmare-ish dreams lately. This one is from last night. I've been thinking about it all day. Any ideas on what it might mean? I'm running through a wooded area, and into a graveyard. People (men) are chasing me, and I'm carrying my toddler son. I stumble and fall into a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 27

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    I hate dreaming about snakessss.

    It occurs to me 3-4 times a year. Some said it's kind of sign that you'll find love but i dont believe in this because this is just weird! I mean who wants to dream about snakes being around your house and trying to get close to you. Every time i dream of it, i'll end up try...
    lovemelovemydogs lovemelovemydogs 18-21, F Jan 21, 2014

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    Nightmares

    Sometimes I wake up sweating, all tangled up, with images flashing in my head. Sometimes I can't wake up. And one time I woke up paralyzed. I never remember them in the day. Theres just this nagging fear that penetrates my heart and dances at the back of my mind, keeping me from...
    EmpathicThespian EmpathicThespian 16-17, F Jun 21, 2013

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    Why on earth do nightmares have to be

    so powerful and feel so real? So real to the point of you waking up with your heartbroken? In the space of 1.5 hours I have had 3 extremely horrific dreams of death...every one with a different twist but revolved around the same situations I need more tissues!
    cassandrawilkinson cassandrawilkinson 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2014

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    Ive had this dream and slight variations

    since my car accident in december but i dont know why, im someone else and i keep going inti my bathroom and theres a baby rabbit and a mom rabbit, i grab the baby and drown it in the sink and the mom rabbit doesnt even care, i dont know what it means but i always wake up scared...
    Blackeye242 Blackeye242 16-17, M 2 Responses May 20

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    What Does It Mean?

    Ive had this same dream since i was 8, i get it about every three months and its exactly the same each time, ok so im lying down and i wake up to find myself strapped to a table in an old room that looks like a victorian basement with rock walls, floors and a big open fire place...
    kayshields kayshields 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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    I Have Recurring Dreams.......

    I have a few recurring dreams. Feels almost as if I have parallel lives. One is me in this house. I can even draw the house, show you the rooms the kitchen..... There was a party there once. Just once. The other times is just me there. usually waiting for someone I don't know...
    lina2013 lina2013 51-55, F 5 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    Mine are interesting kind of based on reality

    and experience I've had two open heart surgeries and last night I dreamt I was put in jail and had to give an old lady a blood transfusion? I was also disappointed that jail was lonely and I didn't get told how long I'd be there..... Something to do with being in hospital I...
    Jadewaves Jadewaves 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 16, 2014

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    they aren't always the same ,

    but have similarities. for instance , a recurring city or area that i am familiar with (that doesnt exist in real life) swimming up creeks to get to a destination, visiting a a museum cave on a mountain whnear where i used to live and haunted houses. those are some of my more...
    ShockArmstrong ShockArmstrong 56-60, M May 22

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    Generally they (the nightmares) are about my

    past and the abuse i went through as a child/teen but recently they have become more about weddings and marriage. To be honest the wedding nightmares are better than the other dreams I have; its a nice break from the other ones.
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F Apr 2

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    I have this recurring dream

    that I'm being chased on foot by the police. It always starts when I'm already being chased & I never actually know what I did to get their attention, but they're running like their jobs depend on it so it must have been something pretty big. I dodge them for quite a while, but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 1

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    I keep having a reoccurring dream

    that my best friend and I keep arguing. What does it mean????
    GodSaves6 GodSaves6 16-17, F 2 Responses May 18

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    So in this dream, me

    and my family are sitting out on our lawn. shooting fireworks at night. We are planning on going somewhere but i cant recall where. So about the time were going to leave, 3 wolves emerge from the dark across the street. We all decide it eould be best to head to the car, one of...
    BURNEDICEEE BURNEDICEEE 18-21, M Oct 5, 2014

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    I keep having this nightmare

    where I'm trapped inside a house and it's on fire. I go to open a door or a window, but it's too hot to touch. Then I see someone outside, wearing dark clothes and a hood that shadows their entire face. I scream for their help, but no sound is able to come from my mouth. Then...
    EchoOfNamara EchoOfNamara 13-15, F 1 Response May 20

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    I Need A Friend...

    My nightmares about my ex abusing and raping me have turned into my fiancé doing those things. I REALLY need a friend...
    ineedyoumore ineedyoumore 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 27, 2013

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    If it's not waking up from seeing ghosts

    flashing up to my face, or falling down from a collapsing stairs. I am having this constant dream/nightmare of escaping from an apocalypse...or at least my version of an apocalypse. Sometimes these nightmares wakes me up in the middle of the night or right before my alarm sets...
    hopelessaddict hopelessaddict 26-30, F Dec 14, 2014

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    Where Are You My Sweet?

    Once there was a girl who came to me in my dreams from time to time. She would usually simply be sitting on the beach at twilight. After I joined her, we would just sit there staring at one another, sometimes smiling, sometimes giggling, and sometimes holding hands. This girl was...
    CopperCoil CopperCoil 36-40, M 5 Responses Apr 17, 2008

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    His Aftermath

    He wakes up in his world. I wake up in my world. He eats breakfast at his place. I eat breakfast at my place. He goes to work every day. I go to work every day. He runs his department effectively. I run my departments effectively. He goes to happy hour and enjoys the company...
    SecretBrokenDoll SecretBrokenDoll 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 13, 2011

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    I generally have a similar dream at least

    once month. I dream of rescuing abandoned baby birds. Sometime, I rescue a stray dog. I have been dreaming this for many years.
    ekshalimbu ekshalimbu 41-45, F Mar 8

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    Leftovers

    I was sitting on an old van’s bench, that wasn’t in the van anymore. It was on the ground. I was seeing me in phases. Looking at me from outside the picture, starting at the right, I was sad and blushing. But only sad. Next was me with some bruises and was crying. Next...
    SecretBrokenDoll SecretBrokenDoll 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 4, 2011

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    When i was 7 years old the 4 year old little

    brother of my girlfriend drowned in a friends pool. I was the one that found henry to this day i dream of it. My girlfriend says she knows i am cause i wake up calling his name. Nobody knows how he got in the fence or how longhe was in the pool. I just remember seeing the...
    southernboy16 southernboy16 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    I didn't exactly have a nightmare,

    I don't know how to explain it. Its a feeling I get when I'm having a nightmare but im awake somehow. For example I'm sleepy but I try to go to sleep but my head feels light head and I start to feel(I don't know how to explain it) its like my body fell asleep but my eyes are...
    teenwolf360 teenwolf360 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2014

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    I can control my dreams!

    There kinda like a TV series each night carets on from the last or I can change it up and choose to dream about something else. If I start having a nightmare for example I'm walking in to a haunted room I can turn around in my dream and walk away from the bad stuff and start...
    Imjusthereforadvice Imjusthereforadvice 16-17, F 3 Responses May 21

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    Im honestly shivering

    because of this nightmare... Someone got into our school and started killing everyone in the pool we have and I was watching and so afraid but my sister and I were the only ones safe at the end..
    WoundedWings WoundedWings 18-21, F Apr 11

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    I had a terrible nightmare last night,

    and I can't get over it. I was raped, and I didn't know by whom and I was suddenly like four months pregnant. Everyone at school was laughing at me, and my teachers all kept asking (like typical girls) who the father was, was it a boy or girl, and that stuff. I couldn't tell...
    zydeko zydeko 18-21 Apr 11

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    I had something wrap around my hand

    while I was awake but in all actuality nothing was there.
    uniquelyme1123 uniquelyme1123 18-21, F Nov 20, 2014

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    I keep having this dream

    that I am in the car with my best friend after he got into a huge fight with his parents. He is driving and venting to me about what happened then all of the sudden, we get into a horrible car accident. I am able to get out of the car, but there is nothing I can to to help him...
    silence3412 silence3412 16-17, F Jun 15

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