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2013-05-14 09:27:59 AM  
"Specifically, dreams of jealousy were linked to reports of increased conflict, while dreams of infidelity resulted in feelings of decreased intimacy and love..."

And dreams of a nude wrestling match with Mila Kunis in a tub full of jello led to an extra long cold shower upon waking.
 
2013-05-14 09:34:59 AM  
I rarely remember my dreams, and when I do, they aren't  about anything. They're like a pretentious art film.
 
2013-05-14 09:38:56 AM  
That study only demonstrated that writing about your dreams had effects.
 
2013-05-14 09:41:24 AM  
I've been having intense, prophetic dreams about very specific things lately.  Things that happen just like my dreams.  I just can't remember them when I wake up
 
2013-05-14 09:49:46 AM  
I think the writer is putting the cart in front of the horse here.

He thinks that dreams can bring baggage into a relationship, wrong, other way around.

Those fears and desires were already there, THAT IS WHY YOU DREAMED THEM. Your dreams just provided a more vivid experience to the idle thoughts that have been floating around your brain.
 
2013-05-14 09:53:46 AM  

madgonad: I think the writer is putting the cart in front of the horse here.

He thinks that dreams can bring baggage into a relationship, wrong, other way around.

Those fears and desires were already there, THAT IS WHY YOU DREAMED THEM. Your dreams just provided a more vivid experience to the idle thoughts that have been floating around your brain.


THIS right here. My gf doesn't need a bad dream to start acting suspicious and jealous. The bad dream would just reinforces her suspicions.
 
2013-05-14 09:59:18 AM  
uh oh

i424.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-14 10:00:36 AM  
I rarely remember my dreams, but just recently I had a really stressful deadline approaching for a very difficult client.  I had not been sleeping well due to the anxiety of it all.

Before I went to bed one night I read a post on fark that mentioned Kevin Spacy.  I did not think much of it at the time.

However, that night I tossed and turned, and then I finally fell asleep.  While I was asleep I had a dream where Kevin Spacy gave me a long pep talk.  When I woke up I felt better.
 
2013-05-14 10:01:27 AM  

t3knomanser: I rarely remember my dreams, and when I do, they aren't  about anything. They're like a pretentious art film.


Why does that not surprise me even a little bit? :-)
 
2013-05-14 10:01:52 AM  

severedtoe: I rarely remember my dreams, but just recently I had a really stressful deadline approaching for a very difficult client.  I had not been sleeping well due to the anxiety of it all.

Before I went to bed one night I read a post on fark that mentioned Kevin Spacy.  I did not think much of it at the time.

However, that night I tossed and turned, and then I finally fell asleep.  While I was asleep I had a dream where Kevin Spacy gave me a long pep talk.  When I woke up I felt better.


Everyone feels better after a few minutes of pep talk from The Space.
 
2013-05-14 10:02:28 AM  

severedtoe: When I woke up I felt better.


Must not have been Usual Suspects Kevin Spacey.
 
2013-05-14 10:04:49 AM  
Dokken videos show up in my dreams.
 
2013-05-14 10:56:39 AM  
The only time I remember my dreams anymore is when I have a fever, which happens maybe once or twice a decade, and those are really messed up fever dreams.  It's too bad because I used to be a lighter sleeper and I could lucid dream all night long. I even had a trick of putting myself back to sleep quickly (like say after going to the bathroom or being woken by my wife) by thinking of the dream I had just been having and sort of just going back to what I was doing.
 
2013-05-14 10:57:44 AM  
Misogyny thread?!

I can't believe no one has used the obligatory 'when have women ever let facts and science get in the way of them being right?'
 
2013-05-14 11:00:56 AM  
there used to be this website called the slow wave.  people would send descriptions of their dreams and the cartoonist would illustrate them.  it was fun to read.  I wonder what ever happened to that site.
 
2013-05-14 11:04:33 AM  

madgonad: I think the writer is putting the cart in front of the horse here.

He thinks that dreams can bring baggage into a relationship, wrong, other way around.

Those fears and desires were already there, THAT IS WHY YOU DREAMED THEM. Your dreams just provided a more vivid experience to the idle thoughts that have been floating around your brain.


Not always. I often have dreams that my wife is intentionally trying to make me angry about things. Things in my dreams get so bad that I end up waking up very angry. Only to discover that we've been spooning in our sleep and I'm overheating. When I roll over my dreams go back to normal. Full of women throwing tiny pickles at me... My subconscious knows why I'm overheating and has figured out a way to make it stop. And no, I do not remain angry after I wake up.
 
2013-05-14 11:04:55 AM  
I dunno why there's any reason to complain, since she got to enjoy the blue-steel rager I woke up with as a result.
 
2013-05-14 11:37:21 AM  
Pfft. I wish it were true. Her best friend is hot.
 
2013-05-14 12:18:33 PM  
Part of what led to my eventual divorce was the constant irrational dreams that I was sleeping with everyone my ex knew. Upon waking she'd be furious with me.

Fun times. Fun times.
 
2013-05-14 12:28:58 PM  

Kinek: Part of what led to my eventual divorce was the constant irrational dreams that I was sleeping with everyone my ex knew. Upon waking she'd be furious with me.

Fun times. Fun times.


People are so extremely, oddly insecure about the silliest things in relationships.

I'm not sure I'll ever understand why.
 
2013-05-14 12:35:20 PM  
Yeah, I wouldn't share that dream with my wife.

"Hey, honey. I just dreamed that I banged Melissa! Isn't that GREAT?"
 
2013-05-14 12:46:46 PM  

doczoidberg: Yeah, I wouldn't share that dream with my wife.

"Hey, honey. I just dreamed that I banged Melissa! Isn't that GREAT?"


This thread is about when your wife has the dream then is mad about your behavior in said dream.
 
2013-05-14 12:51:58 PM  

severedtoe: I rarely remember my dreams, but just recently I had a really stressful deadline approaching for a very difficult client.  I had not been sleeping well due to the anxiety of it all.

Before I went to bed one night I read a post on fark that mentioned Kevin Spacy.  I did not think much of it at the time.

However, that night I tossed and turned, and then I finally fell asleep.  While I was asleep I had a dream where Kevin Spacy gave me a long pep talk.  When I woke up I felt better.


And like that....

pauljpark.files.wordpress.com
....he was gone.
 
2013-05-14 12:56:44 PM  
Nearly all of my dreams are related to what is going on in my life at the time. However, they don't affect my emotions in the morning because I realize it is just my brain trying to sort through its categories of images and issues from the recent past when it is bored and looking for things to do at night when it's up and no one else is.
 
2013-05-14 01:06:08 PM  

Egoy3k: doczoidberg: Yeah, I wouldn't share that dream with my wife.

"Hey, honey. I just dreamed that I banged Melissa! Isn't that GREAT?"

This thread is about when your wife has the dream then is mad about your behavior in said dream.



Oh.

I...obviously DRTFA.
 
2013-05-14 01:24:06 PM  

cefm: I dunno why there's any reason to complain, since she got to enjoy the blue-steel rager I woke up with as a result.


Because the headline says she had the dream about you banging her wife, not you. And yeah, I've had a GF get mad at me a couple times about me sleeping with friends of hers in her dreams. That was always a fun discussion.

"Why are you being so pissy today?"
"I had a dream you slept with ____ !"
"So you're literally mad at me about imaginary bullshiat - that you actually know for a fact was wholly imaginary because it was a dream. Really? Am I supposed to do something with that information other than think you're a little crazy?"
"You're an asshole."
"Only in your dreams."
 
2013-05-14 01:26:42 PM  

doczoidberg: Egoy3k: doczoidberg: Yeah, I wouldn't share that dream with my wife.

"Hey, honey. I just dreamed that I banged Melissa! Isn't that GREAT?"

This thread is about when your wife has the dream then is mad about your behavior in said dream.


Oh.

I...obviously DRTFA.



Or the headline.
Remember when your wife hated you for sleeping with her best friend in her dreams? Yeah, science just sided with you
 
2013-05-14 01:35:32 PM  
Good thing I know all the dreams my wife is having, because she's completely vocal during them, and also completely responsive to any manipulation I might imagine (by talking, get your mind outta the gutter).

It's really really cruel (maybe...who knows if I'm scarring her by interfereing with her dreams), but it's way too much fun (I also record them all).

The best one ever was when I got her convinced I was a super hero, or the one where she told me if I didn't ride on an elephant the lion would get angry, so when I did she was excited because the lion was happy.
 
2013-05-14 01:37:54 PM  
In other words if your girlfriend dreams you cheated on her, you might as well go do it because you're going to get shiat as if you did it anyway.
 
2013-05-14 01:39:00 PM  

hammer85: Good thing I know all the dreams my wife is having, because she's completely vocal during them, and also completely responsive to any manipulation I might imagine (by talking, get your mind outta the gutter).

It's really really cruel (maybe...who knows if I'm scarring her by interfereing with her dreams), but it's way too much fun (I also record them all).

The best one ever was when I got her convinced I was a super hero, or the one where she told me if I didn't ride on an elephant the lion would get angry, so when I did she was excited because the lion was happy.



1. Hire an animator
2. Start a YouTube channel
3. Profit
 
2013-05-14 01:40:58 PM  

mongbiohazard: cefm: I dunno why there's any reason to complain, since she got to enjoy the blue-steel rager I woke up with as a result.

Because the headline says she had the dream about you banging her wife, not you. And yeah, I've had a GF get mad at me a couple times about me sleeping with friends of hers in her dreams. That was always a fun discussion.

"Why are you being so pissy today?"
"I had a dream you slept with ____ !"
"So you're literally mad at me about imaginary bullshiat - that you actually know for a fact was wholly imaginary because it was a dream. Really? Am I supposed to do something with that information other than think you're a little crazy?"
"You're an asshole."
"Only in your dreams."


You're giving me flashbacks.
 
2013-05-14 02:01:40 PM  

Christian Bale: hammer85: Good thing I know all the dreams my wife is having, because she's completely vocal during them, and also completely responsive to any manipulation I might imagine (by talking, get your mind outta the gutter).

It's really really cruel (maybe...who knows if I'm scarring her by interfereing with her dreams), but it's way too much fun (I also record them all).

The best one ever was when I got her convinced I was a super hero, or the one where she told me if I didn't ride on an elephant the lion would get angry, so when I did she was excited because the lion was happy.


1. Hire an animator
2. Start a YouTube channel
3. Profit



The thought has come up in my mind way more than you'd think.  I have a folder on my computer with at least 30 dream conversations ranging from riding elephants, to superhero husband, to why is superman a jerk for not helping wonder woman, to house hunting, me turning into a pie, and babies replicating themselves repeatedly (with sound effects) until she starts to basically cry because there's so many babies.
 
2013-05-14 02:06:47 PM  
http://sleeptalkinman.blogspot.com/

/Semi-relevant, needs to be shared
//The sayings of a sleep talking man
 
2013-05-14 02:17:15 PM  

severedtoe: I rarely remember my dreams, but just recently I had a really stressful deadline approaching for a very difficult client.  I had not been sleeping well due to the anxiety of it all.

Before I went to bed one night I read a post on fark that mentioned Kevin Spacy.  I did not think much of it at the time.

However, that night I tossed and turned, and then I finally fell asleep.  While I was asleep I had a dream where Kevin Spacy gave me a long pep talk.  When I woke up I felt better.


I once fell asleep watching Kate Winslet on, if memory serves, Letterman's show. I had a dream we were married. (Kate and I, not Dave.) That was a pretty good dream.

When I woke up, I wasn't married to Kate Winslet and did not feel better.
 
2013-05-14 02:25:16 PM  
We know our dreams aren't real - and we certainly know that the actions of the people in our dreams can't be held against them in real life. But a new study suggests we may be doing exactly that, albeit at an unconscious level.

Is this some context where "albeit" means "not at all?"

Because as I and several other posters in this thread can attest, women will dream about a guy cheating and very consciously hold it against the guy.
 
2013-05-14 02:31:50 PM  

mongbiohazard: cefm: I dunno why there's any reason to complain, since she got to enjoy the blue-steel rager I woke up with as a result.

Because the headline says she had the dream about you banging her wife, not you. And yeah, I've had a GF get mad at me a couple times about me sleeping with friends of hers in her dreams. That was always a fun discussion.

"Why are you being so pissy today?"
"I had a dream you slept with ____ !"
"So you're literally mad at me about imaginary bullshiat - that you actually know for a fact was wholly imaginary because it was a dream. Really? Am I supposed to do something with that information other than think you're a little crazy?"
"You're an asshole."
"Only in your dreams."


Good to know that plenty of other guys have dealth with this same exact situation.
 
2013-05-14 02:49:12 PM  

hammer85: Christian Bale: hammer85: Good thing I know all the dreams my wife is having, because she's completely vocal during them, and also completely responsive to any manipulation I might imagine (by talking, get your mind outta the gutter).

It's really really cruel (maybe...who knows if I'm scarring her by interfereing with her dreams), but it's way too much fun (I also record them all).

The best one ever was when I got her convinced I was a super hero, or the one where she told me if I didn't ride on an elephant the lion would get angry, so when I did she was excited because the lion was happy.


1. Hire an animator
2. Start a YouTube channel
3. Profit


The thought has come up in my mind way more than you'd think.  I have a folder on my computer with at least 30 dream conversations ranging from riding elephants, to superhero husband, to why is superman a jerk for not helping wonder woman, to house hunting, me turning into a pie, and babies replicating themselves repeatedly (with sound effects) until she starts to basically cry because there's so many babies.


I would pay a couple bucks to hear that distress.
 
2013-05-14 03:07:48 PM  

Kinek: hammer85: Christian Bale: hammer85: Good thing I know all the dreams my wife is having, because she's completely vocal during them, and also completely responsive to any manipulation I might imagine (by talking, get your mind outta the gutter).

It's really really cruel (maybe...who knows if I'm scarring her by interfereing with her dreams), but it's way too much fun (I also record them all).

The best one ever was when I got her convinced I was a super hero, or the one where she told me if I didn't ride on an elephant the lion would get angry, so when I did she was excited because the lion was happy.


1. Hire an animator
2. Start a YouTube channel
3. Profit


The thought has come up in my mind way more than you'd think.  I have a folder on my computer with at least 30 dream conversations ranging from riding elephants, to superhero husband, to why is superman a jerk for not helping wonder woman, to house hunting, me turning into a pie, and babies replicating themselves repeatedly (with sound effects) until she starts to basically cry because there's so many babies.

I would pay a couple bucks to hear that distress.



I may see if I can upload a couple to YouTube tonight, not sure how long it takes.
 
2013-05-14 04:25:02 PM  
hammer85:
I may see if I can upload a couple to YouTube tonight, not sure how long it takes.

You could be the "Dream" version of this guy!
Get an animator friend, STAT!

http://vimeo.com/65102146
 
2013-05-14 04:44:50 PM  

severedtoe: I rarely remember my dreams, but just recently I had a really stressful deadline approaching for a very difficult client.  I had not been sleeping well due to the anxiety of it all.

Before I went to bed one night I read a post on fark that mentioned Kevin Spacy.  I did not think much of it at the time.

However, that night I tossed and turned, and then I finally fell asleep.  While I was asleep I had a dream where Kevin Spacy gave me a long pep talk.  When I woke up I felt better.


It would have been much cooler had it been Christopher Walken giving you that pep talk.
 
2013-05-14 05:10:59 PM  

dickfreckle: severedtoe: I rarely remember my dreams, but just recently I had a really stressful deadline approaching for a very difficult client.  I had not been sleeping well due to the anxiety of it all.

Before I went to bed one night I read a post on fark that mentioned Kevin Spacy.  I did not think much of it at the time.

However, that night I tossed and turned, and then I finally fell asleep.  While I was asleep I had a dream where Kevin Spacy gave me a long pep talk.  When I woke up I felt better.

It would have been much cooler had it been Christopher Walken giving you that pep talk.


Depends on which one...

:"Your alarm clock was first purchased by your great grandfather during the first world war..."
 
2013-05-14 05:14:34 PM  
My ex got mad at me  when I hooked up with a coworker of hers. That was pretty funny right there, she cheated on me a lot, broke up with me and farked me over and then gets all pissy at me when this girl asked me out. Good times.
 
2013-05-14 05:45:34 PM  
This really isn't as nutty as it sounds. When a person dreams their minds are essentially unlocked. They're fully active as if you were wide-awake. Therefore your mind treats dreams as if they're actually happening. It knows no difference.
 
2013-05-14 07:46:53 PM  

Mutated-Snoopy: http://sleeptalkinman.blogspot.com/

/Semi-relevant, needs to be shared
//The sayings of a sleep talking man


Well, there goes an hour of my time I could've spent writing my thesis.
 
2013-05-14 07:59:45 PM  
The sun's coming up
she's pulled all the blankets over
Curled in a ball
like she's hiding from me and
That's when I know
she's gonna be pissed when she wakes up
For terrible things I did to her in her dreams
 
2013-05-14 08:04:39 PM  
images.wikia.com
 
2013-05-14 08:06:35 PM  
Okay here it goes, if it doesn't work let me know, first time uploading vids to YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIJKRmbynsY - Words Change
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckvge_8bV_8 - Demands for me to ride an Elephant
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjP_XZCS7bE - Too many babies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2oC7XHaZZk - She explains a House Episode she was watching when she fell asleep
 
2013-05-14 09:55:36 PM  
Jesus said something like this too. Not exactly cutting edge research.
 
2013-05-14 11:09:46 PM  

Moosecakes: mongbiohazard: cefm: I dunno why there's any reason to complain, since she got to enjoy the blue-steel rager I woke up with as a result.

Because the headline says she had the dream about you banging her wife, not you. And yeah, I've had a GF get mad at me a couple times about me sleeping with friends of hers in her dreams. That was always a fun discussion.

"Why are you being so pissy today?"
"I had a dream you slept with ____ !"
"So you're literally mad at me about imaginary bullshiat - that you actually know for a fact was wholly imaginary because it was a dream. Really? Am I supposed to do something with that information other than think you're a little crazy?"
"You're an asshole."
"Only in your dreams."

Good to know that plenty of other guys have dealth with this same exact situation.


Same here with my soon-to-be-ex-wife. Yes, I stuck my dick in crazy.
 
2013-05-15 01:11:52 AM  
I switched to a new allergy medicine and now my dreams mostly consist of discussing various life problems around a table with several fictional detectives. Seriously. Hercule Poirot, Mma Ramotswe, three different Sherlock Holmeses and Basil of Baker Street (who argue sometimes,) Lord Peter Wimsey, Sister Fidelma, Jessica Fletcher, Hetty Wainthropp and I, we just talk about things.

It's a surprisingly nice group, and apart from the occasional fights (Hetty Wainthropp and Sister Fidelma got into it hammer-and-tongs over the historical roles of women in the British Isles and Jessica Fletcher kept asking Mma Ramotswe really uncomfortable questions about how the transition from apartheid was coming along despite her being from Botswana rather than South Africa,) and the completely weird directions the conversation will sometimes take (Lord Peter Wimsey and Hercule Poirot gave us a PowerPoint on inter-war men's fashion one night after some tequila,) I have to say, I really don't mind it at all.

And they did help me sort out which of my neighbors kept trying to steal our wi-fi, as well as where I left my keys.
 
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