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Dear Christine,

A few months ago, I broke off an unhealthy relationship. I recently had a vivid dream that I was sitting in a quiet room. When I looked to my left, there was a skeleton standing next to me. The skeleton had hair and clothes that resembled those of my former lover, and I was compelled to reach out and gently tug at the arm of his sweater. When I did (much to my dismay), the flesh quickly grew back on his bones (sort of like in time-lapse photography) and he came alive. He turned to me and said something like, “It’s about time you started paying attention to me again.”

What do you make of this?


Dear Unsettled,

What a wonderfully vivid and symbolic dream! It takes courage and determination to “bury” an unhealthy relationship, and, though you may be having second thoughts, this dream is saying (in no uncertain terms) that you’ve moved on to greener pastures. Congratulations are in order!

Our personal reactions to events in our dreams can be very telling. The fact that you were dismayed that the skeleton came alive says that you’re doing the right thing by refraining from “reaching out.”

I hope this helps, and I wish you the best.

Bright blessings,

(Please keep in mind that dreams speak to us through symbols and phrases and I interpret using these symbols as guides. When pondering any interpretations, the dreamer should always consider the more personal meanings the symbols in their dreams may have for them. If you have any dreams you would like me to interpret, email me at All queries will be kept anonymous. Sweet dreams.)

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