Ex boyfriend made me gasp for air!
February 27, 2017 11:58am CST
I have done this a few times where I wake up gasping for air. Usually it's because I'm dreaming of being under water. Which is very scary and annoying. So obviously my ex boyfriend ( Aidan ) can't control my dreams but I still blame him for the nightmares he has caused me to have. He may be out of my life but the memories still remain. Basically I dreamed I was with him in a room and I desperately wanted to leave because he was scaring me. But he did that psycho smirk he used to do, came toward me and held me so I couldn't leave. ( which actually did happen once by the way ) In the dream I could feel complete anxiety and trouble breathing. Exactly the way he made me feel in real life when things were terrifying. I kept struggling and trying to breathe begging him to let me go but he just wouldn't. Only thing that stopped it was from me waking up letting out a loud gasp and trying to breathe again. I quickly turned the lamp on to look around the room and just sat up in bed for awhile trying to shake it off. I've had a lot of dreams where I'm being chased by scary monsters but never in my life have I been so afraid of the monster that was real in my awake life. I hate him.
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• Perth, Australia
2 Mar 17
@moffittjc Me too. He was in it again last night! Sometimes after a bad dream like that I feel like yelling at him letting him know how much damage he has done even after he has gone. Thank you for your encouraging words.
• Otis Orchards, Washington
1 Mar 17
@VivaLaDani13 Hoping that for you, too. I once asked a woman how she got mixed up with a man like that. She told me he was very nice and considerate to her when she first met him. It wasn't until he was sure she wouldn't leave him that he became a total a-hole. Here's a little tip that may help you. When you go out on a first date pay close attention to how he treats other people like waitresses. If he treats them like dirt or quickly gets angry at them or makes jokes about them then it is a good bet he will do the same to you in the future no matter how nice and considerate he is to you. After all, at that point he is trying his best to impress you.
• Wilmslow, England
27 Feb 17
I know this feeling. I wanted to wake up but my body felt pinned to the bed and I couldn't move. My mind was telling me to wake up and I was shouting my name in my dream but I couldn't do anything. It's the worst feeling not having any control of your body.
• Daytona Beach, Florida
27 Feb 17
Yes bad memories can make for scary dreams. I have had no bad dreams but I have had moments that for some reason something wakes me up and suddenly I feel like I cannot breathe. Then I take a big breath and try to calm myself down. It is a most scary feeling.