Year: 1964 Source: Archives of General Psychiatry, v.11, (1964), p.282-285 SIEC No: 19820024

This article provides 4 case histories involving dreams which the author describes in psychoanalytic terms. All 4 dreams give the dreamer clues that the spouse or, in 1 case, patient, is considering suicide. In 3 cases, the partner ignores or denies hints in the dream, & the spouse kills him or herself. The author suggests that these cases illustrate neurotic symbiotic unions, in which each partner waits for some action from the other. Danger signals are exchanged, but not acknowledged. (VM)