The meaning of Inappropriate partner in dream | Dream interpretation


If you are in a committed relationship and dreamt of sleeping with someone else’s husband or wife or someone who is sexually off limits, such as a cousin or your doctor, remember that the message from your unconscious may not have been that you desire that person, although this is a possible interpretation, but that you would like to have a closer emotional connection to them.

If you wake from such a dream with feelings of remorse, perhaps you have been unfaithful or less than honest with your partner in other ways. It is also worth bearing in mind when trying to interpret dreams that depict you making love to someone who plays a major, but definitely nonsexual, part in your life that your unconscious may simply be reflecting your waking preoccupation with them at the same time that you are becoming sexually aroused. So if you dreamt of making love to your unattractive boss, it may simply have been a coincidence that they stepped into the lover role in your dreams.

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Inappropriate Partner | Dream Meaning

The keywords of this dream: Inappropriate Partner

DEATH OF A FAMILY MEMBER OR PARTNER

A close family member has died and the remaining family are attending the funeral. Everyone, including you, is crying. Such dreams can be very unnerving because you may worry that something is going to happen to a family member but, contrary to your fears, dreams of death are often a reflection of change, rather than death. Changes that bring some era to a close or cause shifts in family roles, such as going to college, getting married or starting a family, are likely to trigger death dreams. Think of these dreams as a rite of passage. Your relationship with the person in your dream has not died but it will be different, because something is different in your life. Another explanation of the dream death of a family member or spouse, is to consider what aspect of yourself that person represents and what you may be rejecting or repressing.

For example, to dream of your mother dying could represent the death of your own motherly nature. Perhaps you should try to be more caring and maternal, or perhaps something or someone should be nurtured instead of ignored. Alternatively, you may be expressing hidden feelings for that person. Do you secretly resent or wish to be independent of him or her? Such dreams may also represent a positive or negative change in your relationship or attitude toward that particular person. Yet another interpretation suggests that dreams of being prostrate with grief at your father’s or mother’s funeral can be an emotional dress rehearsal staged by your unconscious to prepare you for the devastation you may feel when your parent really does die. Such dreams tend to be more common in women, especially concerning the death of a partner, as statistically women live longer than men.

Dreaming of a relative or partner who is dead in waking life is, not surprisingly, quite common. After all, that person may have played a big part in your life, and their influence and memories are still very much alive in you. It is not unusual to have disturbing dreams for some period after the death of a loved one; it is equally common not to be able to dream about the husband or wife at all, or to see the partner in the distance but be unable to get any nearer. Such dreams of dead people are expressive of attempts by your dreaming mind to help you make the transition from external reality to internal memories, or to deal with feelings, guilt or anger in connection with the person who died. See also SPIRITS AND GHOSTS.... The Element Encyclopedia

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FEMALE SEXUAL PARTNER

In a woman’s dream, female lovers are symbols of what you deeply crave, need, hope for or avoid. In a man’s dream, female lovers are about your relationship with the feminine aspects of your personality, and a satisfying sexual experience in your dreams with a woman you know or don’t know suggests harmonious union between the masculine and feminine aspects of your personality. Sex with more than one woman suggests an element of wish- fulfillment but it may also point to conflicting desires within the male dreamer. The younger the woman in the dream, the more vulnerable are your emotions.... The Element Encyclopedia

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HUSBAND / LIVE-IN PARTNER

Crucial within the husband / wife relationship are the wife’s feelings about her own sexuality and intimacy of body, mind and spirit. Her view of herself will have been formed by her connection with her father and any subsequent partnering may well be coloured by that attachment.

If her doubts and fears about validity are not properly expressed, they will surface in dreams about the loss, or death, of her husband. Such fears may also be projected onto other women’s husbands, almost as though her own husband is too close to her.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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INAPPROPRIATE ATTIRE

Dreams in which you are inappropriately dressed or underdressed when everyone else is appropriately dressed for the occasion are classic metaphors for feelings of frustration and uncertainty in your waking life. Perhaps you arrive at your dream party wearing formal dress and everyone else is in shorts.

If you are underdressed, it suggests that you feel out of place or are falling short of other people’s standards.

If you are overdressed, a misplaced air of superiority is indicated. Such dreams also reflect your insecurity about your social position and how other people regard you.

If you were completely naked whilst everyone else was dressed, did you feel liberated or mortified?

The clothes we wear in dreams are aspects of our persona, so when they are stripped away they enable you to see your—self for who you really are; in other words, the absence of clothes reveals not only your body, but also your true self.

If you felt embarrassed in your dream, do you feel vulnerable about exposing your true self or feel that it is lacking in some way? Are you afraid of being rejected if you show others what you truly feel? What are you afraid of exposing about yourself? If, however, you felt liberated, perhaps it is time to throw away your pretences and reveal to others who you truly are.

If nobody other than yourself noticed your nudity, your unconscious is comforting you by letting you know that it is safe to reveal your feelings in the real world. Another symbol of frustration in dreams is being refused a restaurant table, especially if there are plenty of spare tables in the restaurant. Such a dream, with its association with food and social interaction, may express a sense of social inadequacy.... The Element Encyclopedia

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INAPPROPRIATE PAIRING

At whatever stage of life you are, if there is a deep imbalance or lack of harmony in your current relationship, you may find that your dreams take on a warning quality, even becoming haunted and strange. Plants, trees, animals and fish in particular tend to appear as symbols of the life or vitality of the relationship; if you are having relationships problems, you may dream of trying to rescue an injured animal or watering dying plants. Another common dream is entrusting your beloved pet or fish to your partner’s care, only to return and find it neglected, dying or even dead. These may all be symbols of those of your emotional needs that are being starved or denied, and of relationships that are struggling to survive.

Other dreams that signal emotional imbalance in intimate relationships are dreams of houses on fire, bombs that are about to explode or images of starvation, loneliness, torture or neglect. These images are warning you that your relationship is out of balance, dangerously fragile or in need of rescuing in your waking life. An inappropriate meeting or pairing of two objects in your dream, for example a kangaroo and a light bulb, might suggest that you are somewhat concerned about an unsuitable partner; this might either be your own partner, or that of someone close to you—say a son or a daughter. Repeatedly getting the wrong person on the phone, seeing an email error message or simply being unable to communicate may also indicate a disturbing inability to communicate with someone in your life who is important to you.

If you are having problems with your cellphone, this might be seen by Freudians as a symbol of sexual dysfunction or anxiety. Another potent symbol of a relationship coming to an end is the image of gold dust or precious jewels running through your fingers in a dream. The image is even more eloquent if you are running with two cupped hands full of water in an attempt to quench your own or someone else’s thirst and the dream water falls through your hands

A real-life need to resolve relationship problems may be symbolized by dreams about repairing something, perhaps fixing a car or attaching things together with glue, sellotape or bluetac.

If you experience blocked communication in your relationship or suffer from an inability to get through to someone close to you, you may have dreams in which people are staring at one another in your dream but no one is saying. Such a dream may also suggest that now is an excellent time to deepen your relationship, as the silent figures await your signal for a new and exciting phase of your relationship to begin.... The Element Encyclopedia

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INAPPROPRIATE PARTNER

If you are in a committed relationship and dreamt of sleeping with someone else’s husband or wife or someone who is sexually off limits, such as a cousin or your doctor, remember that the message from your unconscious may not have been that you desire that person, although this is a possible interpretation, but that you would like to have a closer emotional connection to them.

If you wake from such a dream with feelings of remorse, perhaps you have been unfaithful or less than honest with your partner in other ways. It is also worth bearing in mind when trying to interpret dreams that depict you making love to someone who plays a major, but definitely nonsexual, part in your life that your unconscious may simply be reflecting your waking preoccupation with them at the same time that you are becoming sexually aroused. So if you dreamt of making love to your unattractive boss, it may simply have been a coincidence that they stepped into the lover role in your dreams.... The Element Encyclopedia

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MALE SEXUAL PARTNER

In a man’s dream, a male lover is a symbol of what you deeply crave, need, fear, hope for or avoid. In a woman’s dream, a satisfying sexual experience with a man you know or don’t know can suggest a harmonious union with the masculine aspects of your character, and your power to be competitive and challenging in the world; an unsatisfactory sexual experience with a man would suggest the opposite. Sex with more than one man would represent different aspects of yourself. Sex with an ape or wildman would suggest sexual urges at odds with your present circumstances.... The Element Encyclopedia

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PARTNER

To dream of seeing your business partner with a basket of crockery on his back, and, letting it fall, gets it mixed with other crockery, denotes your business will sustain a loss through the indiscriminate dealings of your partner.

If you reprimand him for it, you will, to some extent, recover the loss. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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May be symbolized as a spouse, and vice versa; see “marriage”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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1. A need or desire for help.

2. Self, a mirror image.

3. Dis­agreements, bickering. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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You and your partner bow to each other: you will say goodbye to each other • You’re beaten by your wife: you’ll lose your battle... Chine Dream Interpretation

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Symbolizes your own often unknown characteristics. Or, it may be connected to the partner in your relationship.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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See Relationship.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Personal and/or financial success is the augury if you dreamed of having a satisfactory partner; however, if there was any hint of dissatisfaction or suspicion between you, it portends a season of shifting tides.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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see Husband, Wife... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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PARTNER

This dream often expresses the need to unite the masculine and the feminine mind. This is a reference to your other Self.

If the dreamer is a woman, the dream is an allusion to the masculine and rational part of her nature.

If it is a man, his most intuitive and feminine side. The dream may also refer to the attitude you adopt towards your partner or to your own sexuality. The context and other elements that appear in the dream will be important to analyze it in depth.

The alchemist tradition sought spiritual transformation of the psyche. The combination of your masculine and feminine aspects, in this respect, gives rise to a unique being who symbolizes the whole.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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PARTNER / PARTNERSHIP

Partnership of any sort in dreams signifies a joint spiritual responsibility. Being aware of having a partner highlights the fact that burdens and difficulties can also be shared.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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PARTNER / PARTNERSHIP

Psychological / emotional perspective: Most of us look for qualities in others that enhance or complement our own, so whether we dream of our actual partner or of being in partnership we are searching for such attributes. We require some kind of integration within ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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PARTNER / PARTNERSHIP

Material aspects: From a mundane perspective, partnership often denotes a shared task, ideal or project. Such a dream suggests that looking at the work in hand from a different perspective might bring about a solution to problems.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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PARTNER / PARTNERSHIP

Gives gender - specific: In both men’s and women’s dreams, dreaming of a partner, particularly in a mixed gender relationship, will probably highlight the animus or anima. In many cases, a partner will represent the shadow, a ready recipient for aspects of our own negativity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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PARTNERSHIP

To dream of forming a partnership with a man, denotes uncertain and fluctuating money affairs.

If your partner be a woman, you will engage in some enterprise which you will endeavor to keep hidden from friends.

To dissolve an unpleasant partnership, denotes that things will arrange themselves agreeable to your desires; but if the partnership was pleasant, there will be disquieting news and disagreeable turns in your affairs. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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(Affiliation; Alliance; Business association) In a dream, business partnership means happiness, or it could mean exaggeration in one’s devotion toward God Almighty, or it could mean going to extremes to attain business success and prosperity in the world.

If a poor person sees himself involved in a business partnership with a rich person in a dream, it means that he will become wealthy.

If he is hoping for an inheritance, then seeing this dream means that it will come through, and that he will find a business partner. Ifone sees himself in a business partnership with a known person in a dream, it means that they deal justly and equitably with one another.

If one’s partner in the dream is an unknown old person, then he represents his grandfather and such a year will be a prosperous business year for him.

If one’s partner in the dream is a young man, then he represents an enemy, or it could mean that his opponent will be fair in dealing with him, though the person in the dream will remain suspicious but cannot legally dissolve his partnership. Partnership in a dream also means sincerity, loyalty, truthfulness and fulfilling one’s agreement. Partridge; (Francolin; Genus; Mountain quail; Woman) In a dream, a partridge represents a beautiful but a non-amicable woman. Catching a partridge in a dream means marrying such a woman. Catching many partridges in a dream means prosperity.

A flock of partridges in a dream represents women.

A partridge in a dream also represents smiling people. Eating the flesh of a partridge in a dream means buying new clothing, or storing food for one’s family.

If a married person sees himselfcatching a male partridge in a dream, it means that he will beget a blessed son.

If a pregnant woman catches a partridge in a dream, it means that she will give birth to a daughter. Slaughtering a partridge in a dream means committing adultery. Driving or pushing a partridge in a dream means rebuking a woman. Owning a partridge in a dream means marrying an Asiatic or a Persian woman, or meeting with a wealthy woman, or marrying a woman who will betray him and bring no benefits to him.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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VANISHING PARTNER

You are making passionate love when your partner just vanishes; such a dream suggests passion that is frustrated in some way. A variation is the dream of making love to a stranger with no face, but in this case the emphasis is on your desire to experiment sexually.... The Element Encyclopedia

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WIFE / LIVE-IN PARTNER

The relationship between husband and wife is often based on how the man perceives himself to be, and can be enhanced through his dreams.

Dreaming of a partner sometimes signifies the part of our personality that we cannot quite make full use of without help.

A man will often attempt to prove himself a good husband through his dreams. He may experience in dreams the potential loss and death of his partner with the same intensity as he experienced the first ‘loss’ of his mother.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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