So how do you handle stress?
Some people I know wake up at 3 am and don't go back to sleep.
Some people I know get cranky with everyone else.
I internalize, and then I have these dreams. They are not fun dreams either.
I used to dream I was driving a car,
from the backseat,
Waking up from those I would realize I was stressed about something.
Thankfully I haven't had that dream in a long, long time. But I guess it has taken a different shape, because I have had similar dreams in the past couple of years like this one:
Last night I dreamed my husband and I were in college, but weren't married. And here we had all these kids. And then he tells me he's leaving, and I'm on my own.
And I don't handle that well. (Remember it's only a dream)
And then I tell him he can't go because we are married.
And then, this is the crazy part this time around, I actually woke up, in a bit of a haze you know, when I was still probably half asleep, and I had to ask myself, We are married right?
And I knew I was, and it was all not-for-real. But what an awful feeling I was left with, with the remnant of that dream still floating around.
I'll figure out eventually what stress led up to this.