The neverending crush
July 17, 2006 8:25 PM Subscribe
Has anyone had neverending dreams well into adulthood about a childhood crush?
posted by hodyoaten to Human Relations (35 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I seem to have these recurring dreams of someone I was in 6th-8th grade with in 1979-82. I had a strong crush on her the entire time (this was at an American school at an overseas Air Force base). The only good thing to come out of it is five days (!) before I moved back to the U.S. I called her and asked her out. She was sort of laughing and said "who is this really?" and soon excused herself. Though it was kind of a pathetic ending I've always been glad I let it out.
It did occur to me now in this Internet era to look her up and at least drop her an E-mail, but she's vanished, which I chalk up to her marrying and dropping her maiden name. I remember her middle name and birthdate and not even Zabasearch helps. I feel that using a detective service just to say hello would be pathological and kind of inappropriate, so all I can really do is just deal with the past and maybe see if anyone else has had this happen.
So here I am, over 20 years later, and I still have these off-again on-again recurring dreams of her... generally about us meeting after all these years with some sort of cozy, warm feeling of "being home". Argh. Does any of this sound familiar?