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Silenced and attacked.
I was in a cafe buying something when a man appeared and started to touch me even after I said don’t. I left, but he followed me. He grabbed me and held his hand over my mouth. Then I woke up.
Main Life Issues:
I am afraid to lose my boyfriend.
It's a story about someone who does not respect another’s wishes and boundaries.
In a cafe: A public place; a place one normally feels safe.
Rape: Being violated, boundaries not respected.
Grabbed: Being overpowered; letting self be overpowered.
Hand held over mouth: Someone is silenced; unable to speak.
What it Means:
It sounds as if you may be afraid to speak up and express yourself around your boyfriend, or even in general. Because the dream shows you feeling overpowered and unable to speak, the dream is an invitation to assert yourself. Both partners being able to speack and to assert themselves is important in a relationship to maintain a balance, and to ensure that nothing happens against your wishes.
The dream may also be a comment on you wanting to please your boyfriend too much. It suggest that if you do not set boundaries with him (and perhaps with everyone else), it gives him permission to violate you, whether that violation is verbal or otherwise. It is up to you to stand up for yourself and to set boundaries with your boyfriend and with everyone else.
Bottom Line: The dream is about self assertion. Know what you want and set boundaries. That iwll ensure others respect you and that you get what you need and want.
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