By Anonymous - 14/08/2014 19:50 - United States - Powell

Today, after having multiple dreams where I have a daughter with my boyfriend, I'm now emotionally attached to a child who isn't real, and I get depressed when I can't be with her in real life. FML
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Why don't you talk to your boyfriend about I don't know... Having a REAL child?..

A girl I work with dreamt about her children before she even knew she was pregnant! Maybe it's a sign of things to come! Cheer up and maybe congrats!!!

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Why don't you talk to your boyfriend about I don't know... Having a REAL child?..

Today my girlfriend had a dream about having a baby with me and is now emotionally attached to a child that isn't real. FML.

Plot Twist: They end up having a boy.

Odd plot twist: They have a hermaphrodite...

I don't know if I should up vote or down vote you.

A girl I work with dreamt about her children before she even knew she was pregnant! Maybe it's a sign of things to come! Cheer up and maybe congrats!!!

Um, I don't think it works like that, sorry.

Well you may not think it works like that, but in each of these dreams, she found out the sex of the child and when she woke up, she took a pregnancy test and found out she really was pregnant. Then later, when time came to find out the baby's sex, her dream had been right about that too.

Um yeah that's called coincidence. Or maybe pregnancy hormones. But dreams don't predict the future, sorry

I'm so glad you're the dream expert and know everything there is to know about the subject!! Thank you so much for enlightening me with your grand wisdom!!

#13...who knows what dreams do and don't do? Dreams are an enigma to humans, we don't know what will happen and we can't control what we dream. I've dreamt of things that actually happened later on in life, I've dreamt I talked to people who are dead (living in the dream). They were extremely realistic and it took me time to realize it wasn't real. Dreams are of the soul, of something greater. Something that humans will probably never comprehend. I also assume that the more in touch with your emotions you are, the more you dream. But I'll never know.

We don't know anything about time; just because we move linearly doesn't mean that that's the only way it works. In fact, there's stronger evidence that it doesn't work that way than that it does. Hence dreams -> future -> who knows.

I had a friend who had dreams about her daughter and then found out she was pregnant. This isn't uncommon and I don't believe in coincidence.

The thing is, dreams are our brains way to process things it picked up on during the day. This includes information that gets noticed unconsciously. It's possible her body is sending her signals of pregnancy such as an increase in certain hormones that she wouldn't consciously notice.

The thing is no one ever talks about the dreams that didn't happen. "So-and-so dreamt about a baby and then found out she was pregnant!" Failing to mention she'd been trying for a baby and therefore was all she was thinking about...but no one ever says "Had a dream a monster ripped my face off and then it happened!" Cos that shit doesn't go down. But we conveniently forget about those things so that we can fill our head with the coincidences and pass them off as magic.

That's called confirmation bias and we all do it (subconsciously and not.) We like to take notice of things that confirm our beliefs and ideas and ignore the things that don't.

Oh geez can everyone chill the f out ? I don't think that 2 was literally saying OP would now have a baby, they were just being cheerful and sharing a related story. Lots of people have little superstitions and stuff that they don't probably won't affect reality but they hold onto them anyway because there's no harm done. Think lucky football jerseys, etc.

Sure, it's their prerogative to be a throwback to the Dark Ages – superstitious, ignorant, and unintelligible. Just don't expect anyone to actually respect their views.

Even when talking about dreams of monsters, a lot of times the dream will relate to something happening in your real life. Dreams where you're being chased can be tied into how we deal with problems when they pop up in our lives. If you're the type that fights the monster then maybe you face your problems head on, and if you run it could indicate that you have a tendency to avoid dealing with problems. It's not superstition just simple psychology.

The brain is still a mystery. Even the universe and time themselves are. We STILL lack a lot knowledge. Can you really explain this as a simple coincidence? In a universe so vast, with so many variables, how can you be certain that there is no correlation? Is that assumption really scientifc? My dreams have shown me the future deaths of family members. Date, hour, year, and cause of death included. I dreamt all the details of a plane crash, even the number of people who died and were injured. In my dreams I know when someone I care for is awake and suffering. Maybe you still have to experience one of these dreams but I don't really think they were coincidences.

This is seriously tripping me out because I just woke up from a dream this morning about having a baby girl and be totally and utterly unprepared for it. We had no diapers, bottles, nothing. It was like one of those "I didn't know I was pregnant" documentary specials.

Today I put a ball up my shirt and pretended to be pregnant and someone started kicking and punching it and I had actual tears coming down screaming, "I DIDNT WANT THIS ABORTION SOMONE IMPREGNATE ME" in a choked voice, I'm a teenage guy...

#86 that comment made my day

Of course people talk about the dreams that didn't happen. They're even cooler than the semi-prophetic ones. The things are minds imagine, with no basis in reality...

I think your brain is trying to tell you something.

Maybe your dreams are predicting the future and she just doesn't exist yet?

At least it was a good dream though :)

Maybe you and your boyfriend should get to work then. ;)

Depending on the length of your relationship, tell him about it.. Or don't.

Great advice. Or not

Why don't? What's the point of a relationship if you can't share your feelings?

If they're dating for only one month I can imagine it would sound kinda creepy.

Keep sleeping and spend time with your daughter.

Unfortunately for OP, dreams don't work that way...

sometimes they do if you meditate and train your mind

They kind of do. I've had similar experiences...a lot of my dreams continue into the next night's dreams so I've had dreams spanning long periods of time and you do end up emotionally invested in the dream world, so to speak. The problem is that sleeping that much neglects the real world which is always the world you have to come back to.

You may want to check if your pregnant.. You know those hormones

Guys, this could be a teenager...

It could also not be... Your point?

I was thinking the same thing... how about they focus on their own life first maybe?

Not every girl wants to focus on career...some love children and want to focus on family, OP may want to make other people the focus of her life. It's all fine as long as it's her choice. If she's not a lazy person a young mother can manage.