Taken Advantage Of In My Dreams

I'm not sure what the reason for this is, but I have consistent dreams of getting kidnapped, molested, sexually harassed, and raped.
I have always been scared to death of having any of the above happen to me, I mean who wouldn't be? But, my fear is a lot stronger than other people's. I get so scared sometimes that I don't want to go places alone. Sometimes it gets so bad that I wont go out to some place unless my boyfriend goes, too, or unless I get a friend or my cousin to come with me.
My dream usually starts off with me being somewhere by myself. Like a garage or a building or something. And it's usually dark. I think I only had one dream where I got taken in broad daylight. The dream usually takes place at my job, when I get ready to leave. I see usually 2-4 men standing together talking and when I go to walk past they try talking to me and get mad when I dont respond.
They proceed to follow me and I obviously can't take 4 guys at once so I'm overpowered and they start taking advantage of me. I usually wake up before any of the explicit stuff starts to happen.
The one that took place during the day, I was at an office and I didn't end up waking up and I stayed through the entire dream when they were taking turns harassing me. I woke up crying and sobbing I was so scared.
Is there any particular reason why I could be having these dreams? I haven't had any traumatic experiences like that so that rules out that question.
I'm very paranoid and careful when I'm out alone, and I'm very aware of my surroundings, I just wonder why I could be having these dreams so much and if they're trying to tell me something.
Hollyvm92 Hollyvm92
18-21, F
1 Response Sep 5, 2012

maybe it's precisely because of your paranoia that you are having these dreams. they say dreams act out everything in your subconscious, from your darkest fears to your secret desires. so you might be dreaming it because you are constantly fearing it and being wary of it.