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Recently an issue came up concerning an online collaboration that I am engaged in with others whom I have never actually met, but correspond with on an ongoing basis. A few members of the group were having some difficulty with another who was not doing what had been expected of him. It was a somewhat difficult situation for me since I was in a position where I needed to resolve the issue and ask the person in question to relinquish his position in the group if he could not satisfactorily defend past actions and commit to doing better in the future.
This was even more awkward from the standpoint that I had not recognized any shortcomings of the party who was being blamed for poor performance and I considered this person a virtual friend. I was expected to contact the individual and resolve the situation at hand. I was not necessary exasperated, but this was a matter of some concern to me.
That night during sleep I had a dream about this. In the dream I envisioned certain things associated with this person and was discussing the matters face to face with the person. Again, I will remind the reader that I have never met this person in waking life. All was well in the dream and the issues were resolved amenably. When I woke in the morning, though I couldn't remember the exact details of the dream, I remembered having the dream and felt better about the complicated situation that had faced me the night before.
Can we resolve waking life conflicts in a dream or are these settlements illusory? Does the working out of problems in dreams make it easier to come to waking life solutions? Do you remember a dream that helped you come to terms with someone with whom you were having difficulties?