Dreaming about Infidelity

I'm currently dating+living with my girlfriend of 3 years. No problems. Everything's peachy.

Last night I had a dream involving my ex (who I haven't seen or spoken to in over five years), where we got pretty intimate. The whole time I was trying to regain her affections while my current g/f was there in the background, distracted but nearby. Were it real life, she'd definitely be aware of what was going on, but this was a dream so it doesn't have to make sense.

Fast forward to this morning, and I wake up upset and can't stop thinking about my ex. Again, I have no problems with my current relationship. It's amazing. But the relationship with the ex ended really badly and I wanted her back for the longest time.

I know it's just a dream, but I can't stop thinking about her now. She's gotten under my skin and everything reminds me of her. Obviously I can't talk to my current g/f, or really anybody about this because then suddenly I'm the bad guy who's thinking about infidelity. I wouldn't cheat if given the opportunity, which wouldn't happen because she's 700 miles away (or at least that's what I heard from a friend, years ago).

I guess more than anything I feel guilty. Again, I know it's just a dream, but this one was particularly tough to get out of my head. Does this feeling ever go away?

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Anon-1

hey - dreams are funny things, I still have dreams about people I haven't seen for years. It can bring these people into your present thinking but it doesn't mean that you have done anything wrong.