My dads been gone for over 5 years, and ever since then I ha

My dads been gone for over 5 years, and ever since then I have dreams that he faked his death and I try to look for him. It somewhat scares me, and I wish I knew why I had them. Sometimes when I'm having a hard time with things, I have dreams where he's talking to me, and when I wake up I vaguely remember anything about the dream.

Maybe your brain wants to feel like there's something you can do to get him back? I dunno, dreams are weird. I have ones where my mom somehow didn't actually die ever since she died, and sometimes now my dad will be included in those under some vague "magically back now" justification. There are probably a bunch of different "my loved one isn't really dead" sorts of dreams ought there as brains make sense of the conflicting notions that the person is usually there, but now is not.

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