Where do nightmares go when the demons die? A conversation a fellow blogger got me thinking about nightmares, specifically those dreams where the dreamer is being chased by the same antagonist.
For many years I had the chase nightmare where my ex-husband was the chaser. Interestingly I never had him as the antagonist until after I left him. Before that, I was chased but I was also blind so I never knew who my pursuer was. Then a couple years ago while googling myself I stumbled upon an obit for my ex. He had died the year before. Of course my first reaction was giggles. And I won’t apologize for that response. But after that news sunk in, I no longer had the chase nightmares. So with the death of the demon (my ex) the chase nightmare went away.
Now I am having nightmares about a certain family member who is behaving in a very childish manner. These dreams consist of me desperately wanting to get away from this person along with the spouse and child, but they stay. It’s not so much a chase nightmare as a staying put nightmare. This family member is supposedly moving on at the end of November. I think my fear is that they won’t. Hopefully when they are out on their own again, the nightmares will stop, and I can bury another demon.
Has anyone else had this happen, where the cause for the nightmare is permanently removed and the nightmare ceases?