I had a dream, a pleasant dream—too pleasant, really—about a guy I had dated before my husband. And now I felt unsettled. The dream made me miss my ex, and it made me feel nostalgic for those beginning stages of relationships where sparks fly and emotions run high.
Though I’m not going to act on these feelings, I hate feeling like I’m hiding something from my husband. I am his and he is mine, and we share everything in life. So I wanted to tell him about this dream and how I was feeling, just to let him know that I was struggling some with past memories. I’ve found that when I do this, it takes away the power of the emotions about the past. The act of my speaking them aloud and him listening gives me perspective and helps me feel closer to my husband.