I Have Recurring Dreams and Nightmares

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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...
    SorryifIlookedinterestedImnot SorryifIlookedinterestedImnot
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Sep 27, 2013

    jus woke up, so fresh in my mind.

    ... had the reoccurring dream about the hidden river. then, there was a cabin I rented nearby? strange? my ex hubby was there, then me and Ash N. and her oldest daughter. we were packing things up, and kept finding more stuff that we forgot. it was never ending packing up stuff...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 3, 2015

    I keep having dreams about me fighting with my

    dad's girlfriend. It happened 3 nights in a row and each dream is of her drunk or high looking for attention, or me defending my brother or myself against her. It makes sense that I would have dreams like this because I have a lot of hate and anger that I bottle up every time i...
    KarahXnichole KarahXnichole
    18-21, F
    Feb 27

    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
    22-25, F
    May 19, 2015

    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, 2015

    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

    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
    1 Response Jun 8, 2015

    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, 2015

    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

    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, 2015

    Every night I am plagued by nightmares.

    They are the kinds that are exactly the same every night and I can not wake up from them! I'm running and it's dark, there is a single street light at the end of the path, I run towards it. I hear the wind blow past me in the trees, so my heart races and I am terrified! I keep...
    Darkrosesongs Darkrosesongs
    22-25, F
    Nov 25, 2015

    Idk why but I've never been scared of any

    horror movie or the grudge but sometimes I have this nightmare from the grudge( had one last night) and alot of the time the grudge doesnt even make that throat noise just idk some scream thing and she opens her mouth and I look at her in random places, does anyone else have...
    Kipstick Kipstick
    16-17, M
    Oct 6, 2015

    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
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 17, 2008

    So many nightmares too many nights

    where I’ve woken gasping grabbing at something anything to tether me to reality to prove I’m no longer dreaming knowing I’ll soon have to fall asleep again slipping back into the grasp of rapists, monsters and demons the spawn of a tortured mind paralyzed by fear before...
    sknight1970 sknight1970
    46-50, M
    Mar 26

    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
    22-25
    May 19, 2015

    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, 2015

    I have had this dream

    since around the age of thirteen, and I have it most nights! I am running alone, barefoot dressed in a white tattered gown. Running in the moonlit woods, I can hear something chasing me! I hear its breathing the branches and leaves crunching under it's feet! My heart pounds so...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jul 20, 2015

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2014

    I was trying to fall sleep

    and I keep getting paralyzed but I could still move after that. it repeated a lot of times until I had no Idea I already fell asleep. in my dream, I was still struggling to fall asleep and sleep paralysis then as far as I know there's a lot of voices talking. I don't really...
    Unchangingthings Unchangingthings
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 27, 2015

    I have had a very strange experience with

    recurring dreams. I can remember between the years 6-15 I had a recurring dream about a train/train station. The dreams were always similar. I needed to board the train. It was a place I never been but felt familiar in the dream. It would happen maybe once a year. After 15 the...
    risa1068 risa1068
    18-21
    Dec 9, 2015

    I had a dream that I was flying

    and chased by a criminal. I dont have a wings tho haha. but luckily, it didnt become a nightmare.
    Unchangingthings Unchangingthings
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 3, 2015

    Someone unknown is present in your house,

    someone threatening. They have been present in your house since a very long time and you kind of knew it all along, you saw glimpse of them every now and then but they eluded you every time. It's not clear in the dream whether this figure is a ghoul or a person and what do they...
    blasphemy666 blasphemy666
    26-30, F
    Nov 28, 2015

    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 16, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Nov 16, 2013

    He haunts my dreams..

    . He shows up uninvited and proceeds to turn every dream into a nightmare. I hate sleeping. He continues to break my heart over and over in my dreams... and when I am jolted awake by my alarm the pain is so fresh that I want to crawl back under my covers.
    QuaintCynicalExistence QuaintCynicalExistence
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 4

    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

    I have dreams about the apocalypse in my dream

    it's the same ruined city's with the side torn off like in Cambodia , people are starving the sky is blood red , I see what was a grand church white marble but only the front remind of the structure . Inside it's dusty with dim sunlight filtering threw the dust I stand there...
    Organia Organia
    51-55, F
    1 Response May 23, 2014

    I keep having a reoccurring dream

    that my best friend and I keep arguing. What does it mean????
    GodSaves6 GodSaves6
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 18, 2015

    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
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 31, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 8, 2013

    So, I have this one dream,

    that is reoccurring but only every few months or so. And it hasn't happened since I left the high school it's staged in until last night. There's this party/concert/carnival event thing going on at the school. And they always have it in the lower gym, which is in the poorly...
    IcySongBird IcySongBird
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 10, 2015

    Get Away, Edward Scissorhands!

    I love Edward Scissorhands, but for a few months during college I had a nightmare about him that traumatized me so much I couldn't watch the movie for years. The year before, I had taken a trip to Honduras, and while I was  hiking down a mountain my bum knee gave out and I...
    BookNerd BookNerd
    22-25, F
    Feb 28, 2008

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 21, 2015

    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, 2015

    the most vivid dreams

    for like two weeks now. like really long and involved storylines that continue for hours. really quite bizarre. i wish i could record them and post them on youtube. my head is freaky.
    sludgefeast sludgefeast
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2015

    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

    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

    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, 2015

    I have a reoccurring nightmare.

    ... I keep dreaming that I am trapped in my house and it is burning down... that I can't get out after I have gotten my children and boyfriend to safety... I can't sleep after this dream and it leaves me terrified and confused.... this morning around one I feel asleep with the...
    emeraldprincess1003 emeraldprincess1003
    22-25, F
    Jul 14, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 21, 2010

    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
    18-21, M
    2 Responses May 20, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Feb 10, 2008

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 9, 2015

    I want to say first off,

    I don't really believe in dream interpretations. I don't think our brains are are trying to tell us things about our life through strange images and cryptic messages. To me, that lies more in the realm of the supernatural, rather than reality. But that aside, dreams are still a...
    aforbes96 aforbes96
    18-21, F
    Oct 29, 2015

    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
    9 Responses Nov 10, 2011

    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
    1 Response Jun 15, 2015

    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

    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

    Oh, the lovely flashbacks of my childhood.

    The same few dreams occur. Me curled in a ball in the corner naked, crying and scared screaming no. Him standing over me threatening and angry for not complying. His firm grip on my forearm and mean words flowing from his sickening mouth. The touch of his hands going where I...
    countrycutie101 countrycutie101
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 13, 2015

    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

    I am a self-harmer, and in this dream I was

    cutting my right under forearm and had tons of cuts there on my arm - way more so than in real life. When I woke up I actually had a real life fresh CUT on my right under-forearm! WHAT THE.....???
    euphoricvoyage euphoricvoyage
    26-30, F
    Aug 13, 2015
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