Many dreams of dead people come from women who have lost their husband. It is common to have disturbing dreams for some period afterwards; or not be able to dream about the husband (or wife) at all; or to see the partner in the distance but not get near. In accepting the death, meeting any feelings of loss, grief, anger and continuing love, the dream may become as below.
The example both shows the resolution of the loss, but also the paradox felt at realising the meeting was an inner reality. Example: ‘A couple of months ago as I was waking I felt my husband’s arm across me and most realistically experienced my hand wrapping around his arm and turning towards him (which I had done so often in his lifetime) and saying “1 thought you had died. Thank God you have not.” Then I awoke alone and terribly shaken’ (Mrs I).
A critic might say this is only a dream in which a lonely woman is replaying memories of her dead husband’s presence for her own comfort—thus her disappointment on being disillusioned. Whatever our opinion, the woman has within her such memories to replay. These are reality.
The inner reality is of what experience was left within her from the relationship. Her challenge is whether she can meet this treasure with its share of pain, and draw out of it the essence which enriches her own being. That is the spiritual life of her husband.
The aliveness’ of her husband in that sense is also social, because many other people share memories of him. What arises in their own lives from such memories is the observable influence of the now dead person.
But the dead also touch us more mysteriously, as in the next example. Example: In a recent news programme on television, a man who survived a Japanese prisoner of war camp in Singapore had been given a photograph of children by a dying soldier he did not know.
The man had asked him to tell his family of his death, but did not give his name.
The photograph was kept for 40 odd years, the man still wanting to complete his promise but not knowing how. One night he dreamt he was told the man’s name. Enquiries soon found the family of the man, who had an identical photograph. See husband under family. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Dreams of a desperate housewife or of the show, “Desperate Housewives” denote your connection to the dark side of femininity: vindictiveness, competition, beauty used as a weapon, and victimization. See Drama Queen and Karma.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(Poverty) If someone divorces his wife in a dream, it means that he will be dismissed from his job.
If an unmarried person sees himself divorcing someone in a dream, it means reaching a conclusion to whatever good or bad he is experiencing. As for the divorce of a married person in a dream, it means closing of his business or his death if he is bed stricken.
If one sees himself divorcing his wife in a dream, it means that he will become rich, or that his life will run smoother. Ifone divorces his wife with the intention of returning to her in a dream, it means that he will change his trade for a short time, then engages back in it.
If the divorce is irrevocable, then it could mean that he will permanently close his business. Divorcing one’s wife in a dream also means disregarding a treasure, renouncing an inheritance, abdicating one’s throne, or impeachment from one’s office. Divorce in a dream also denotes poverty. Divorcing one’s sick wife in a dream means that she may die of her illness. However, if one divorces his sick wife with the intention of returning to her again in the dream, in that case, it means that she will recover from her illness. (Also see Pencil sharpener; Repudiation)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
May be an expression of anger towards one’s spouse; fear of or hope for breakup of marriage. Male dream: difficulty with one’s feelings. Female dream: difficulty with social extroversion and intellect. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- Dreaming of divorce may actually refer to our feelings about that person in the dream, and perhaps our need to be free of responsibilities. It may also indicate the necessity to clarify our own relationship between the various facets of our personality.
2- We are becoming conscious of the need to express emotion if we are to maintain our own integrity. We are moving into a new way of life, perhaps without the old support systems we have used.
3- To dream of divorce would suggest a potential difficulty in understanding a loss of integration in our personality.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: Dreaming about getting a divorce: you did something and are afraid of losing your lover or partner. Dreaming of odier people’s divorces: a warning to take your own vows more seriously.
Depth Psychology: Is this dream a sign that you are really in danger of losing someone, or is your unconscious warning you that an affair will endanger your present relationship? Only you can answer these questions!... Dreamers Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: Divorce – that is, a sense of the severance of some kind of link – may also indicate the necessity to clarify our own relationship between the various facets of our personality. We are becoming conscious of the need to express emotion if we are to maintain our own integrity. We are moving into a new way of life, perhaps without the old support systems we have used.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Dreaming of divorce may actually refer to our feelings about the other person in the dream, and perhaps our need to be free of responsibilities. It may simply highlight the need for a change in the relationship structure.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: In any dream where the differences between male and female are highlighted, both men and women may be struggling with the conflict between logic and intuition.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams about divorce can be straightforward reflections of the dreamer’s real life experiences. Divorce dreams may also reflect stress that the dreamer is dealing with. You may be wondering if you have made a mistake in some situation or decision.
If you dream that you are getting a divorce, you are not satisfied with your present relationship and you should get out of the situation or you will be unhappy.
If you dream that your parents are getting divorced, you may be expressing your real life concerns and worries about your folks.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of an ex are about venting, sorting and processing your ties to your former lovers. You are realizing that those relationships do not end when the divorce papers are signed. Often an ex represents a part of your shadow that you must face and embrace, erased and eventually replace. See Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Compensation and reconciliation of differences, melding of male and female energies. Usually, the dreamer’s own characteristics are indicated. Longing for partnership, particularly in a divorce or separation situation; or fear of marriage and commitment. Are you able to accept the Other? Are you able to preserve the space between yourself and the Other, and experience it as positive? However, you also ought to ask yourself if you are expecting your partner to fulfill all your desires, or are you willing to work for them yourself? Transference.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
(Accoucheuse) In a dream, a midwife means revealing hidden secrets that when unveiled, they will cause injuries or death. Seeing a midwife in a dream also denotes good advice. Seeing her in a dream also indicates walking through adversities, reaching peace, initiating fascination, or she could represent trials, evil, crying, or paying a fine. (Also see Dromedary rider)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream you see a midwife is a revealing of secrets, and signifies hurt. It is death to the sick, for she always pulleth out that which is contained from her which containeth it, and iayeth it on the ground.
To those which are kept by force.
To dream of a midwife signifies liberty.
If a woman that is not with child drcameth of seeing her, it fore-showeth she will have a fit of sickness, of long continuance.... The Complete Dream Book
Vision: Seeing a midwife: a long-held secret is going to be revealed. Speaking to a midwife: celebrating a baptism or you will watch the birth of a child. Being examined by a midwife: you have a bad conscience and want help and relief.
Depth Psychology: The midwife stands for needing help in the Birth of a new idea.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of a midwife symbolize that you have support to assist you through the birthing process of a new chapter of your life, a new creative project, a new relationship, or a new incarnation of yourself. See Birth, Infant, Delivery and Angel.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of a Stepford Wife represents your attempts to live up to an impossible ideal of the perfect woman, wife, and mother. You are realizing the price you pay when you strive for the outer appearance of perfection while ignoring the richness of your soul. Perhaps this dream is here to remind you that you are already perfect.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A wife in a dream represents a partner, an enemy, an unjust ruler, one’s opponent, prosperity, a vehicle, earthly wealth, worldly pleasures, the combination of comfort and toiling, or she could mean honor, class, or whatever indication of personality or character the wife may stand for in the dream. (Also see Climbing a mountain; Closet; Hide-out; Kh.imiir; Marriage; Protection; Veil)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a wife reflect your feelings and associations with marriage, and your projections about what a woman’s role in a wedded partnership should be. Consider the feeling tone to discern its message for you. You are either feeling in need of the goddess archetype that stabilizes home and family, or you are grappling with resistance, rebellion or feelings of betrayal toward this domestic archetype. See Goddess Hera.... Strangest Dream Explanations
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
If a person sees himself as sewing or joining his wife’s garments or burqa or head-cloth, it means he will quarrel with her and she is turn will come to find out all that his relatives know... Islamic Dream Interpretation