Hey, PB!

i've been through the nightmares phase, too. notice i said "through." it didnt last forever - just seemed like it at times. as they say, "this too shall pass."

about your dream - i don;='t think there is any way to "translate" the objects and events in a neat A=B kind of way.

but just generally speaking - here's what it sounds like to me:

i think you are feeling both vulnerable and at least partially responsible. also fearful about the effects that your past and your present reactions are having on your family and friends.

i think all of that is perfectly understandable and "normal."

hold on - keep working at it - and it WILL get better.

"My experience has shown me that I all too often tend to deny that which lies behind, but as I still believe, that which is denied cannot be healed." Brennan Manning, "All is Grace - A Ragamuffin Memoir"