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Dream Zone: Face the Issues That Trouble You Lauri Quinn Loewenberg

I dreamed a bee stung my ankle. An abscess appeared, so I squeezed it, and more bees came out! The bee that stung me laid eggs in my ankle, and they started to hatch. I freaked out. I went to the ER, but no one would help me. I kept squeezing the damn thing until it seemed they were all out. Then I went in with a scalpel, flushed it out with sterile water, and stitched it up.

— Dee

From Lauri: It sounds as if something has really been bugging you lately. Has someone recently insulted you or said or done something to you that stings? Whatever it is, it seems you let it fester rather than addressing it right away. This allowed the effects to multiply or gave birth to more anger or issues, hence all the eggs. The good news is that you must have managed to finally get things out in the open and clear the air, mend the situation, or release your negative feelings.

Dee replies: My ex is very verbally abusive — a bully and a narcissist. He wouldn’t let me go to our daughter’s graduation party, which hurt me deeply. He told her that if I showed up, she would have to pay for the whole thing herself. She wanted me there, but he put her in a bad spot. I posted on her Facebook wall that I hoped she had a great party and that I loved her and was very proud of her. I have yet to see a post on any social media from her party. There hasn’t been anything, and deep down I hope someone told him how much of a jackass he’s being and that what he’s doing is wrong. He’s been pretty quiet since then, so I feel better.