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    Dreaming about Suicide

    what does it mean if you dream about ALMOST commiting suicide? I get to the top of a bridge and step over the bar and stand there. something or someone always stops me. but i've had that dream at least twice within the last week
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    Re: Dreaming about Suicide

    I suppose it depends on whether you've actually been feeling suicidal. If you haven't then I wouldn't worry too much, a lot of the time dreams have a totally different real meaning to their surface meaning. I have no idea what that actual meaning could be though... :3
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    Re: Dreaming about Suicide

    For me, those types of dreams indicate to me that I'm doing something to myself that I normally feel is ending a cycle. I rarely, if ever, have interpreted it as an actual suicide intention. Most of what appears in our dreams are symbolic anyway.

    If they were meant to be literal my dreams would be saying some very interesting things about me
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    Re: Dreaming about Suicide

    I'm much more literal, myself. Trying to tame that urge, I'd think that Caelia and Ravenix are probably much closer to the truth (and honestly, where Caelia said "symbolic"? I would add "simplified".)

    But in my own twisted mind? I'd be analyzing those things that are stressing me out... which of them are driving me off the bridge, so to speak. But then, I've attempted suicide, in the past. And thought about it often, at different times of my life, so maybe that's why I'd be concerned about stresses pushing me off a high bridge. And then trying to manage that stress in a much more healthy manner. So... not only am I too literal but I also complicate things, analyze the heck out of them and try to balance that all out with a simple mantra: it won't matter, in the end. Yeah... prolly don't want advice on suicide dreams from me, eh?




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    Re: Dreaming about Suicide

    Well, if it's not literal, think symbolically. What might suicide symbolize for you (it's got to be personally determined, since symbols convey different information to different people)?

    For example, since people tend to commit suicide to get out of a bad situation, to dream of committing suicide may mean that you are sensing that you need desperately to get out of something in your life situatiuon.

    Or - sometimes people commit suicide because they can't have something they want (like a love relationship) - in that case, it would symbolize something different.

    - to figure out what it means in your dream, you need to figure out what the suicide represents - to you.
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    Re: Dreaming about Suicide

    Yeah I agree with the post above me. It could also mean that you have a desire to start over or start something radically new, but like Corbin said, that only has significance if that fits in with your situation.

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    Re: Dreaming about Suicide

    For me that's usually a time of "skin-shedding", out-with-something-old, in-with-the-new. But like everybody else said, it's different for everyone.

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