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Saying a name in his sleep S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, PA, United States 3902 posts
Feb 14th '13

I just got off the phone with my best friend who was hysterically angry over her SO saying his ex's name in his sleep a few times. They've been together now for almost 2 years (off and on).



I really didn't know what to say since idk my reaction until I would be in that situation. I just tried to go along with her and make her feel better.



So my question is..... What would YOU do if your SO or DH said an ex's name in his sleep? Would you think it's nothing, unconscious talk, or think there is something going on either in his mind, or in reality?

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
Feb 14th '13

He can't help it. I wouldn't be pissed

Juggernog-aholic 4 kids; 2 angel babies; P, AR, United States 20273 posts
Feb 14th '13

If he wasn't acting weird and there were no other signs of him cheating, I wouldn't think anything about it. It's not like he can help what or who he dreams about.



But. If he was doing things to already make her suspect cheating, I would probably be a little more suspicious.

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, PA, United States 3902 posts
Feb 14th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Onalee's Mummy:</b>" He can't help it. I wouldn't be pissed"</blockquote>




That's what I wanted to say but I could see her point. He does have a history if cheating that I should have thrown into the post.

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 15131 posts
Feb 14th '13

You can't help it... How could you be mad about that?

S U Z I E 3 kids; Venezuela 18567 posts
Feb 14th '13

I would make up some crazy dream story and then ask him if he had a weird dream last night because he woke me up mumbling, but I couldn't understand what he was saying...

Hy'ska 2 kids; Nope, Az, United States 50865 posts
Feb 14th '13

Eh it's the subconscious. I've had dreams with ex's in it. Just how the brain works not a reason to be mad at the poor guy.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
Feb 14th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting S U Z I E:</b>" I would make up some crazy dream story and then ask him if he had a weird dream last night because he woke me up mumbling, but I couldn't understand what he was saying..."</blockquote>




You don't always remember dreams though

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, PA, United States 3902 posts
Feb 14th '13

I think I'll tell her most of the stuff you guys said. I can understand her being angry since the guy has cheated in her with the girl. But it really isn't his fault.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
Feb 14th '13

Maybe it was a nightmare and he yelled out her name then pushed her over and ran away... It is not necessarily romantic

Mrs.C+4.5 5 kids; 1 angel baby; Duncan, OK, United States 17715 posts
Feb 14th '13

My husband has done It before. It didn't bother me and I wasn't mad about it. I just asked him in the morning what his dream was about he said he didn't remember and laughed when I told him about it. They had a past it's normal to think/dream about it from time to time.

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 7100 posts
Feb 15th '13

You can't control what you dream. If your friend is so upset about it then I would wonder if she is having trust issues already. I don't think someone in a secure stable relationship would feel threatened by a dream.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
Feb 15th '13

I wouldn't like it. But I wouldn't fuss over it. I've had a few dreams about being head over heels for my POS ex again. Not my true feelings at all. So if I said his name in my sleep I would just feel bad if DH heard and got upset.



I would joke about it for sure though when he wakes up. :lol:

lovinthem04 Due June 26 (boy); 19 kids; Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri 1999 posts
Feb 15th '13
Quoting ♥ logan's mommy:" I just got off the phone with my best friend who was hysterically angry over her SO saying his ex's name ... [snip!] ... sleep? Would you think it's nothing, unconscious talk, or think there is something going on either in his mind, or in reality?"


To be honest, Idk. I think I would be mad. Mainly because we have been together 8 years (this spring) and we have only been with each other sexually. Yes I know that saying someone's name doesn't mean it could have been in a sexual way, but he isn't around women that often, so it would be really weird. I'm sure I would get over it though lol