When Dreams Produce Real Pain

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We can repeat it like a mantra in our heads: It was just a dream. It was just a dream. But when waking from a nightmare, no matter how unrealistic, it’s hard to believe that it was just a dream, that just a brush off. An only that invalidates our pain. Because the dream may not have been real in the way we view reality. But it did happen. And it hurt. God, it hurt.

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