The meaning of Abuse in dream | Dream interpretation
(see Fighting, Running, Seduction, Sexual Encounters)
Feeling violated or exploited by an individual, a group, or a situation.
If you are the abuser in the dream, this may represent pent-up displeasure toward yourself or antagonism toward another.
A memory surfacing. Some abuse victims have uncovered their memories through dreams. However, caution must be issued here. Since this topic is widely covered by the media, what you experience in a dream can reenact some of these stories, engendered by your emotional response (fear, indignation, outrage, etc.).
It is a good sign to dream that you are abusing someone else; It presages success through your own efforts.
False friends are indicated if the dreamer is being abused. Bad business deals if the dreamer is doing the abusing.
To dream of abusing a person, means that you will be unfortunate in your affairs, losing good money through over-bearing persistency in business relations with others.
To feel yourself abused, you will be molested in your daily pursuits by the enmity of others.
For a young woman to dream that she hears abusive language, foretells that she will fall under the ban of some person’s jealousy and envy.
If she uses the language herself, she will meet with unexpected rebuffs, that may fill her with mortification and remorse for her past unworthy conduct toward friends.
Dreams of abuse are venting dreams about control, or the lack thereof.
If you dream of being the victim of abuse, then you are venting your connection to the victim archetype and are coming to terms with your own power. You are realizing that it is either time to stand up for yourself, or to remove yourself from a non-supportive situation.
If you dream of being the abuser, then you are venting your frustration and rage at feeling out of control. Your subconscious mind may be cautioning you to take responsibility for your feelings and actions and treat others the way you’d like to be treated. Dreams of abuse also reflect the way you treat yourself. See Venting Dreams.
1. If a character in the dream has been mistreated by the dreamer, fear of repercussions for the dreamer.
2. Fear of being abused or taken advantage of.
3. If dreamers witness someone being abused and liking it, it may be themselves if they were abused early in life (abuse equals love—attention—however represented).
4. If being attacked by an animal or other creature, the creature may represent someone who abused the dreamer when a child.
To dream that someone is abusing you is a bad sign, but it applies to your business affairs only. But to dream that you are abusing some other person foretells success, after hard work. See ACCUSE.
If you dream of being abused, it forewarns that an enemy will trick you.
If you abuse someone in your dream, there will be negative results from not doing the right thing in a friendship situation. Obviously, dreams of abuse are also common among people who have experienced abuse in real life.
There may be a dispute between you and the person with whom you do business. Take heed and be not slack in your attentions.
If you dream you are abusing someone you are about to suffer repercussions from friends toward whom you have acted less then honorable.
If you feel that you are abused, or if you are being verbally or physically abused, you will soon fall into the hands of an enemy. Being forewarned is being forearmed, and your dreams are advising you that you will be the sufferer unless you pay close attention to your dealings in the immediate future.
Spiritual abuse suggests that our sense of rightness has been violated. Perhaps our beliefs or faith have been held up to ridicule. We do not have the resources to be able to withstand such an onslaught.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Emotional abuse in ordinary life can be experienced in dreams as violence and brutality.
Material aspects: Physical abuse can give rise to nightmares and other terror dreams, further depleting our resources due to both broken sleep patterns and the over stimulation of the fright, fight, flight response.
Revealed to avert; research the type of abuse; see “bound”