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One In Five Women Dream About Their Partner Cheating: Survey

11/05/2013 02:38 pm ET
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If you've been in a relationship long enough, you're bound to have a dream where your partner cheats on you. (You may even wake up irrationally peeved at your sleeping spouse for whatever he or she did in the dream -- we're not going to judge, we've been there.)

But here's the good news: you're not the only one getting cold sweats after having an infidelity-related dream. Ibis hotel company recently polled 2,000 Brits and found that one in five women have recurring dreams about their partner cheating on them. The survey also revealed that women are three times more likely than men to have a nightmare about their partner straying.

So what do these pesky dreams mean? Dream psychologist Ian Wallace had this to say in a press release: "Dreams where your partner is cheating with someone else suggests that you’re betraying yourself in some way in waking life and need to have far more confidence in your talents and how attractive they appear to the people around you."

And if you do wake up angry at your partner for getting frisky with someone else in a dream, know that it's a common reaction. Back in May, researchers from the University of Maryland found that dreams about infidelity, jealousy and other "bad" relationship behavior were associated with greater relationship conflict and reduced intimacy in the days that followed.

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