Dreams - Denial Propels Uncertainty?

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    Apr 10, 2014 2:12 AM GMT
    I've been having some weird dreams lately and I'm not sure why they've been popping up. My best friend somehow appears in it and it seems like there is some deep seated underlying issue given our history together. Plus I haven't talked/hung out with him in a while.

    Feud told us that, "the latent content of the dream is what supports the idea of wish fulfillment. It represents the intimate information in the dreamer's current issues and conflict."

    So my question to you all is how do you look at your dreams? Most of mine are random, but it seems as though my times of stress end up bringing out old issues or some bizarre twist on current problems.

    Would denying something or trying to suppress it and having it pop up in dreams later? Not sure how to rectify something I'm denying anyways...
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    Apr 10, 2014 3:28 AM GMT
    Maybe you and your friend have an unresolved issue of something you need to get of your chest etc and that's why they are in your dream?
  • MikeW

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    Apr 10, 2014 3:42 AM GMT
    Well, first of all, as someone who has had years of therapy, you're not going to get the answer to your question on an internet forum. For that you need to be in either some form of analysis or a more humanistic 'gestalt' (or other) therapeutic relationship.

    There are different kinds of dreams and they serve a variety of functions in our psyches. Way too complex a subject to cover in a forum like this.

    Freud said the unconscious is dynamically repressed (not merely "suppressed"). Rectifying, or reconciling the conscious mind with unconscious (repressed) associations, wishes, and desires is not something that can be done lightly. ALL of us have deep, deep shit we're avoiding… most of it very, very painful.
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    Apr 10, 2014 4:19 AM GMT
    Yes, repressed memory and twist to old stress often occurs with me.

    I like when all the memories collide into one dream, those dreams make me drool. When I wake up I go, oh, that was a lot and then I smile.

    I say enjoy the movie it makes and wipe your mind of it after, its already past anywho.