Does it still qualify as a nightmare if it makes you sad, but not afraid?
In the dream I'm meeting with my analyst and we have a breakthrough. I discover that for the last 25 years I've been repressing the memory of a tragic accident I had as a child. I can't believe I've been hiding this from myself all these years. It explains so much.
When I wake up I think - what was the dream trying to tell me?
I don't believe in psychoanalysis. Apparently, my subconscious does.