Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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You are right that much of our emotional hurts come from wounding by people close to us.
At the same time, many of our joys may come from people close to us as well.
Sounds like for you though, feeling safe is worth more than the potential pleasure from living with others.
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