Dr. Forshee tells Refinery 29 readers about what cheating dreams may really mean.
Despite what Freud said, having a cheating dream doesn’t necessarily mean that you want to cheat on your partner. There’s another famous psychologist we have to consider here, says Danielle Forshee, Psy.D, a psychologist and social worker: Carl Jung. And according to Jung, a dream doesn’t necessarily reveal repressed wishes. Instead, it’s meant to be used as a symbol of something going on in your life. “A cheating dream may not suggest cheating at all, but instead suggests looking deeper into what the of symbol cheating means to you,” Dr. Forshee says. The “symbol of cheating” could mean many different things, depending on what your culture and upbringing taught you about cheating.
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