Background: I was married for 16 years, and have been divorced for over two years. I have two children -- a 16-year-old and a 12-year-old. I haven't dated since my husband left. Being a Christian, I waited to see if he would return to our family. I also wanted to give myself time to heal before moving on to another relationship. He remarried a year ago (very quickly after he left me), but is still angry and distant.

In my dream my ex and I are walking on this dock toward a boathouse where he keeps his boat. (In real life we have a boat, but not a boathouse.) As he takes me inside I look around and notice the new things in his life. His back is turned to me and I approach him to hug him, but I stop midway and step back to notice some shoes in an obscure corner. They are womens' shoes and not mine. I realize that his new wife is still in the picture.

I take the shoes when he's not there and throw them in the water outside. I figure he will be angry, but it doesn't matter to me. My pastor and his wife show up outside and proceed to play act a situation for me in an effort to help us deal with a problem. I don't know exactly what they said, and my ex was not there. They point out the shoes that are floating away (slowly).

My pastor and his wife disappear and my ex appears. (He has noticed the floating shoes.) He says, "Come on, let's pray," and extends his hand to take mine, in a very amicable attempt to walk back to the boathouse.



—Marie, age 40, divorced, P. Pines, FL




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