We can't control what happens in our dreams and, as many of us know, things can get pretty weird up in our brains while we're asleep. You may find that you do something in your dream that you would never imagine doing in real life, but there's no need to beat yourself about it. No matter what you dream you do — or who you do it with — you shouldn't feel guilty about what you dream.
"There is no dream that is 'inappropriate'," Dr. Fran Walfish, Beverly Hills family and relationship psychotherapist, tells Bustle. "For instance, if you dream about someone who is married and off limits it doesn’t necessarily mean that you want that specific person. You should ask yourself what meaningful person or 'thing' do you long for currently in your life that you are missing."
So try not to put too much thought into what you dream about. Of course sometimes, if it's really personal, you can't help but keep it in your mind after you wake up; and that dream hangover can be almost eerie. One of those instances is if you dream you have sex with your best friend. If that happens, it's totally natural to start wondering if you really have feelings for them — or even feel like you've done something wrong, but try to remember that dreams are largely symbolic, so you shouldn't take them to heart. Here's what to keep in mind, according to experts.