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Dream interpretation - best friends

THE DREAM my best friend and I were having a sleepover like we used to do when we were kids. We’ve been friends since we were 5! we were lying in her childhood bed at first and we were talking about what we wanted to do. We decided to play a board game. The game was unlike any board game I have ever seen. The board unfolded and then there were many tiered pieces sort of like "Mousetrap" only they built a little house. There was a bathroom on the top floor and it came in two piece. One half had the sink toilet and tub and the other was like floor space and a closet I think but they met at the top of the tiers. And the half with the floor space had the faucets that fit into the bathtub and that's how the whole thing was held together. I don’t remember actually playing the game. only that it took us several times to figure out how to fit the little house together.

THE REALITY The dreamers marriage had broken down. Now she was having to rebuild her life all over again. However, she was in somewhat a transition phase in that part of her was starting to move forward and plan for the future. Another part of her was still stuck in the initial phase of pain. She was still grieving for her marriage.

DREAM INTERPRETATION The main symbol here is the house that is been built. Houses in dream stand for your approach to some issue and even to your entire approach to life(your personality). So building a house links to rebuilding your life in some way. That message was relevant to the dreamer in that her marriage had broken down. So now she was planning for the future.

Her friend was in many ways a strong symbol. She was in many respects a role model or a symbol for how things can turn out well. Her friend had a good marriage and good home life. Things had always worked out. Her friend had always supported her and helped her in times of trouble.

Its very symbolic that the dream takes place in the friends bedroom. Bedrooms are symbols of our close and personal feelings. They symbolize our intimate self.

The main symbol of interest is the bathtub. Bathtubs are symbols of personal cleansing. They show that we are cleansing our body and soul of bad feelings. In the dream a great concentration was placed on the taps/faucets. They link with water and so can symbolize many things such as resolve and determination. They can symbolize the emotional links between people. In this case they probably represent the dreamers resolve.

However, the taps have a specific meaning. They show that the dreamer is moving forward in her need to rebuild her life. But the flows of resolve are very much turned off and on. The dreamer may feel a strong resolve one minute then may start looking backwards the next minute. Her resolve is just like a tap - its flow is strongly regulated. It may even show that her resolve is very much linked to the support that she receives from family and close friends. When we have to move forward it is often through the help and badgering of close friends. During moments of strong and support our minds starts to focus on the future. However, when we are alone again we start to focus again on the past.

Its a best friend dream and also a sleepover dream . In sleepovers friends often gush with the positive feelings that they have about the future. They are awash with plans. In this dream the dreamer recognises that positive picture that she is painting to her friends about her own strong resolve. But she also recognisies that she is keeping a part hidden (secretly in the closet). That part represents how she is still dwelling on the past.

In the dream there is also a connection with mousetrap a game in which things can suddenly fall apart. That shows that at any moment the dreamer feels that the progress she makes may suddenly disappear.

Dream Symbols
BATHROOM : "being able to show frustration"
BATHTUB : "being able to relax"
BEST FRIEND : "an ideal picture of how things should be"
FAUCET : "controlling the amount of energy you devote to something"
HOUSE : "the dreamers life and personality and how she hopes she will change since her divorce"
TOILET : "learning how to deal with bad feelings"
TWO : "a choice between two clear options"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "My marriage has broken down and perhaps I wish things would turn out for me. When I start again I just wish my new life would work in the way I want. I have some clear thoughts in my mind of how I wish to be and how I will change as a person after my divorce."

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THE DREAM I was with my best friend from school(I haven’t seen him for many years). I am pleased that he has returned. I keep enthusiastically talking to him. I am asking him what his music tastes are now. He doesn’t answer.

THE REALITY The dreamer had had a very hard life and had recently sought psychiatric help. He was now starting to respond to treatment. He woke up feeling thankful of the help he was receiving and felt he had come to a turning point. He felt more able to talk openly about his problems.

DREAM INTERPRETATION If you wake up and feel new feelings flood into your mind then its very likely that any dream you have just had capture those new feelings. So lets dsee if we can look for links to explain this dream.

The dreamer woke up feeling newly enthusiastic. In the dream he is filled with enthusiasm and feels happy having met his best friend from school. Thsi simply mirrors the real life emotions that he woke up with. In the dream he feels happy and enthusiastic ad in the dream he feels happy and enthused.

The best friend is a symbol for his newly found trust in his psychologist. Before he had not really opened up. But now he felt he was at a turning point. He felt the help he was getting was truely supportive. The psychologists and social workers were truly supportive in the same way that a best friend is.

When the dreamer asks his best friend a question there is no response. In a way this strangely mirrors reality. Psychologists often just listen. They often do not answer questions. They just allow the patient to talk freely to say what is on their mind.

Dream Symbols
BEST FRIEND : "Being able to talk openly and trusting someone"
BEST FRIEND DOES NOT ANSWER: "The dreamers pschologist often listens but does not answer"
ENTHUSIASM : "This captures the new mood the dreamer woke up in. The dream mirrors his own strong feelings and new sense of enthusiasm"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I woke up feeling very grateful for the psychiatric help I have been receiving. I feel very supported and now feel more able to talk openly about major traumas which happened to me as a child."

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DREAM INTERPRETATION TIP : Think about the actual day of the dream . Have you been thinking about some important event that is happening then? Have you been thinking about how you are going to put some plans into action. dream may focus on the day to come and how you are relating to problems you wish to solve.
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DREAM DICTIONARY MEANING : BEST FRIENDS

BEST FRIEND : If there is some situation or incident that has happened recently then the appearance of a best friend maybe very much linked to that. But if that is not the case then their appearance maybe symbolic. In such cases the best friend can often symbolise your ideal situation or preferred outcome. The dream will be about what is best for you. If the best friend is someone that you do not recognise it may suggest that this ideal situation is not been reached or is not achievable.

KEY WORDS(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream ) :
- "my ideal situation"
- "what I really want"
- "a solution that suits me"
- "its an ideal opportunity"
- "its right for me"
- "I would prefer that"

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ESSAYS
Best Friends in dream : A detailed essay on the symbolism of best friends in real dream
dream Dictionary : An A to Z of symbolic meanings with every meaning for each symbol
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