the neighbor

Since the beginning of my marriage, I’ve had a recurring dream that my husband is leaving me, or getting together with another woman, or simply choosing to not be with me at all. 

I always wake up needing a moment to establish reality: I hear him in the bathroom, I smell the coffee brewing, we did get married, we do have children, the neighbor isn't in our bed.  

If you knew me, you wouldn't understand this underlying insecurity. I'm very confident, very happy.  AND... truthfully I know I could do it alone if I had to. 

And yet, every few months I wake up giving my husband stink eye for about half an hour. His response?

"What did I do in your dream last night Heather?"


  1. This is so funny, yet realistic. But, I am sure there is an oil for that!