A bad dream about my dad

United States
July 5, 2008 8:06am CST
I don't know how often this happens to anyone, but this morning I woke up crying from a terrible dream I had about my father. He was dying from leukemia and to see him struggle and constantly be in pain, it killed me. Sometimes, I have bad dreams about family members. Like they got into a car accident, or went to the doctors and received bad news but they usually don't make me wake up crying. Is there some significant meaning maybe behind this particular dream? Should I take this to be a sign?
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13 responses
• United States
5 Jul 08
Usually a dream has a different meaning than the literal one. To have a dream that a family member is ill can indicate unpleasant changes in a relationship, or an emotional breakdown. A car accident or something similar can you emotional state - anxieties and fears. Maybe you need to reconnect or work on the relationships the dreams are referring to. Best of luck to you!
• United States
5 Jul 08
A car accident or something similar can "point to your" emotional state. Sorry for the typo!
• United States
5 Jul 08
Actually I understand completely what you are saying, but my father and I have an incredible relationship. We are very close and really enjoy spending time with each other.
• United States
5 Jul 08
Maybe it's *your* emotional state. Nothing to to with your relationship per se, but that you're feeling some anxiety somewhere in your life and it's transferring into your dreams of losing someone you love?
• India
5 Jul 08
Don't think about this dreams, your father will be safe and healthy too, dreams will give the oposit meaning, so remove from your heart about your father health, if still you are in bad mood go to God pray for your father health that's it.
• United States
5 Jul 08
Thanks to all of you, it has been wonderful hearing what other people seem to think about this topic. It's tough when you love your family so much, and just have bad thoughts and dreams of this nature. Thank you so much
@yogeshdhusa (2236)
• India
5 Jul 08
Hi puppabear, you love you dad and in any condition you dont want to lose him.. that why your mind showed that the thing which you dont want to happne... thats it. dont worry. pray and every thing will be ok .
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• United States
5 Jul 08
Thank you so much for your thoughts. You are right, I do love my dad unconditionally and don't want to lose him especially in a situation like that. Thanks for the insights.
@hellcowboy (7378)
• United States
5 Jul 08
I know it can be hard,because when I was younger I used to dream that I was riding with my mom,and my dad was following us in his old Mitsibishi truck that he used to have,and that we were going over a icy bridge,and my dad lost control and drove over the side of the bridge and we never found him,I would always tell myself that it is just a dream,and that it would not happen,and I would not worry about it,but if it keeps happening over a period of time,then I would try talking to someone about it.
• United States
6 Jul 08
ok thanks for the advice. It is so nice to hear that everyone else deals with the same things that I do.
• United States
6 Jul 08
Your very welcome for the advice,and I hope it helps you out,and I know sometimes it makes it seem not as bad when you find out,everyone else goes through the same problems as you do,have a great day,good luck in your life,and Happy Posting.
@qhwater (393)
• China
6 Jul 08
do not worrry about it. there is no direct relationship between dream and reality, i think. someone said that they are on the contrary sides. for example, if you dream your house is fired, then it means that you will get good luck in the following days. but i do not think so, since i ever dreamed fire but no special thing happened. everything will be ok. best wishes to you!
• United States
6 Jul 08
Thank you and best wishes to you too
@pinkista (892)
• Philippines
6 Jul 08
Well, I can say its a nightmare... I used to have nightmares before its really creepy related to my father. But yeah my heart beats fast when I woke up i thought my dream is true. You should pray at night before sleeping...
• United States
6 Jul 08
I always pray before I go to sleep because it actually makes me sleep better. But thanks for the advice
• United States
6 Jul 08
I have had dreams like that with my family too.. But so far none have come true..Dont worry everythingwill turn out fine..Just Relax.
• United States
6 Jul 08
Thank you so much for your concern
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
5 Jul 08
I don't know what to tell you. I've had really bad dreams like that about people before, but in my case it's usually someone else that has a problem, not the person I dreamed about. It's weird that anything happens at all, but it's been plenty of times that it has so I listen now. The most recent such dream involved my husband swimming and getting his hand smashed between some rocks. Well, nothing happened to him and a guy that works on another crew in his company got his hand burned really bad just a few days after my dream! I have had a few that something did happen to the person I dreamed out. When I was working about 7 years ago I dreamed this one lady got sick, well a few weeks later she ended up in the hospital with a heart attack! It's got to the point where I hate having bad dreams!
• United States
6 Jul 08
As always sunnflr you seem to make me feel better about things. Thanks for all your insights.
@patzel88 (3311)
• Philippines
6 Jul 08
its just only a dream the best thing you have to do is to know the situation of your father and do have communication. you maybe missed your father too much that is why you have a bad dream.
@vimaal (3365)
• India
6 Jul 08
hi friend, relax. it is just a dream only take care. god bless you.
• Canada
6 Jul 08
Don't worry, just forget and take good care of your DAD, give him lots of love.
• China
6 Jul 08
Don't care about this thing too much ,you should give him some comfort and let him happy in the last days! I know you are so painful now, howver, you should be grim ,there is no other choice for you!
• China
5 Jul 08
Well,just relax,that kind of thing is NOT gonna happen.Say,the dreams are always the opposite of reality.