This reoccurring dream has been haunting my sleep for the past 6 1/2 years. It goes as follows: It is about my mother that raised me from the time I was born to 13 years of age. I left the home due to abuse and neglect. I do not have contact with this woman except for in my dreams.

In my dreams she is constantly stalking me, my husband, and daughter (she is 6) - trying to steal my daughter away, and most dreadful of all I catch her and my husband in bed together. In my dream I want to take my husband back but I just can’t. I also dream of being a child again and trying to hide my three half-sisters that I grew up with from my mom so that she can no longer hurt them. I try to scream at my mother but no sound comes out. This dream wakes me up in the night with cold sweats and sleeplessness. My husband tells me I talk in my sleep from the time my head hits the pillow to the time I wake up. I may have this dream 2 to 3 times a night. I am exhausted.

--Heather, Age 25, Farmington, ME, USA

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