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my dad in dreams - July 12th 2017, 01:15 PM

i wasnt sure where to put this, but think it relates to the same thing
i recently had a dream where i woke up at the end and my dad knocked at the door and spoke to me (this is the false awakening scenario) but i did think it was happening
i also had a dream where i asked him rather abrupt "didnt you leave us a couple of months back?" which disgusted my sister
the last two nights, the dreams have had a continued concept of my dad being a ghost appearing as a human form and is said that every day he can be with us for a certain amount of time, but only at home
its all messing with my mind, since i always think the dream is real no matter what
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Re: my dad in dreams - July 12th 2017, 09:48 PM

Hey there,

Dreams are confusing sometimes, and they can really mess with how we feel and our concept of reality. In the past when I have had dreams about a loved one I've lost, I've chosen to see it as a visit from them. Although this is likely not the case, it gave me some comfort to think of it this way, so perhaps you can try and see it this way too. Try to look at it as your dad checking in to see if you're ok, and search to find some comfort in it.

It's very natural for dreams which are realistic to play on our minds for a bit too. Perhaps it would help to keep a diary by your bed that you can write your dreams out into when you have them. This could work as a way to get it out of your head and help you relax once they have happened, and this way you can separate reality from your dreams. Everything which is a dream is written down, while reality is not, so you'll know when you look back that this was definitely a dream.

Also, don't be afraid to talk to someone about this. Family are a good place to start because they know what you're going through. Just sit and have a chat about how you've had dreams about your dad visiting and that it's getting to be quite upsetting for you, and perhaps a talk will help to clear your mind a bit too. Chances are people will have had dreams themselves, or may just be able to offer you the right kind of comfort to stop it playing on your mind so much.

I hope this helps a bit. Try and look after yourself!

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