I'm exactly the same way. I find that it can sometimes get confusing as to whether or not something was dreamt or something was reality just because my dreams tend to be very realistic.Michlerish said:I never dream about strangers... but I have a lot of dreams that predict things. Like that my cousin was going to have a baby (she got pregnant 1 month later), that my grandmother was going to die (she passed away 1 month later), that my friend was going to get married (she got engaged 1 month later).... and more.
But more often than not, I confuse my dreams with reality. I think ila posted something about this... where she thinks things happened, but she really just dreamed them. That happens to me all the time. I've even started to dislike people in real life for stuff they've done in my dreams.
I've also discovered that I can to some extent control my dreams. It's not like I can will something to happen in my dreams but I can definitely change the direction that a dream takes. I mainly do this in nightmares where if I feel something bad coming on I will try to mess things up so that it can't actually happen. I had a nightmare last week where I was in a videogame world and to get myself out of the dream I forced myself to climb over a fence and outside of the world (kind of like you would climb out of a computer screen if you were in a game - it made no sense but was pretty cool and ended the nightmare pretty quickly).
I also tend to remember most of my dreams. I try to remember my dreams shortly after waking up - I use this as a little morning memory exercise where I jog my memory to see how much I can remember of my dreams. I don't really think about my dreams much other than to try to remember them.