I had a nightmare last night and i woke up really distressed and started crying uncontrollably. My boyfriend woke up and comforted me and told me that it was alright but i felt really embarrassed as an adult crying over something that wasn't real. Is it ok to cry over a bad dream?
Most Helpful Guy
After all, dreams feel real when we're in them. It's only after we wake up that we realize something was strange. :)
So yes, it's understandable to be distressed by a dream.1
Most Helpful Girl
Maybe just a dream but your emotions and feelings were real so no it's not a silly and you shouldn't feel embarrassed at all, it was real enough to make you cry.2