Dream about an abusive father can be interpreted as you feeling out of control. Or that you have trauma associated with your father or a father figure. 

Sometimes, it is a sign that you have a strong desire to break free from your life. Other times, it signifies that you are feeling at risk and in danger.

Keep reading to know what your dream really means!

Dream about Abusive Father – General Interpretations 

Abusive father dreams can mean anything from you trying to escape to you feeling threatened by a person or a situation in your life. It can also point toward your pent-up anger and aggression. Dive right in to know for sure!

  • You are feeling out of control. You think there are people who are acting as authority figures and controlling your actions and decisions. 
  • You have a lot of pent-up anger towards someone in your life that you just can’t vent. 
  • It indicates that you are feeling threatened by a person or a situation that is proving to be abusive and violent. 
  • It is a manifestation of your trauma surrounding your father or a father figure from your past. 
  • You are desperately trying to escape from someone or something in your waking life. You might be feeling stuck and unable to get out. Thereby feeling like prey. 
  • You are set on the right path to make progress and grow in your life. 

Dream about Abusive Father – Specific Scenarios and Interpretations

Your dreams of an abusive father can have different meanings depending on the scenario in your dream. 

For instance, you may dream about him abusing you physically, sexually, or even threatening to kill you.

It all means something different. So, let’s know it all here!

Dream of your father being overtly abusive 

This indicates that you are feeling oppressed and that others are controlling your life. It can be a direct reflection of your relationship with your father.

You have unresolved issues in your life, not necessarily just with your father, that you need to address. 

Get rid of your negative feelings and ideologies that might potentially hold you back. Consequently, it can also mean that you feel neglected and overlooked by the people who are the closest to you.

Dreams of your father is being physically abusive 

This represents your fear of being exploited and snubbed. You feel like you are being forced to do things or act a certain way.

You might be stuck doing a job or in a project that you have no interest in and feel like it’s really exhausting you. 

Further, you are unwilling to meet others’ expectations but you can’t voice it. This may be because you are afraid of a certain authority figure like your boss or the consequences of your refusal. 

Your father is being sexually abusive 

It might be manifestations of your real-life experiences of the past. However, if that’s not the case, it can mean that you are desperately trying to ‘break free’ from the events of your life. 

In another sense, it can also be a sign from your subconscious that you need to leave behind certain aspects of your life in the past to truly progress.

Or, it warns about someone close’s devious ideas about you. You need to be mindful and vigilant about their actions. 

Father being abusive towards mother 

This is a sign that you’re feeling overwhelmed and stressed out about things in your life. You desperately need to do something to lift your mood and spirits, or else it will lead to burnout. 

It can also hint at the presence of sensuality and harmony in one or more relationships.

You are set to progress and gain positive insights about important things in the near future. You desire to be the center of attention, so you perform good deeds. 

Your father is verbally abusing you

This symbolizes that you have events from your past, especially your childhood, which were not resolved, and you failed to get closure.

These events are coming back to haunt you in your dreams. It can also point at you being emotionally frustrated and not being able to express your emotions in the right way. 

Alternatively, it is a positive omen suggesting spiritual and emotional growth. You are perhaps seeking out more conducive and acceptable ways of expressing your thoughts and emotions. 

Your father threatened to kill you

This means that you are feeling unprotected in your waking life. You also feel unworthy and suffer from low self-esteem.

You might feel that you don’t belong anywhere and no one has your back. It also says that you struggle to express yourself to others. Thereby feeling uncared for and abandoned from within. 

On the other hand, it can also be a sign from your unconscious that something is missing from your life, and you must seek it. Perhaps you feel underappreciated and underestimated in your career, and you want to change that. 

A father abusing his child 

This is a sign from your subconscious that you have too much emotional pain buried, and you need to acknowledge and resolve it.

It is a reflection of your feelings of rejection, pain, and betrayal in your waking life. You might be feeling that those who are meant to protect you have let you down.

This is your cue to let go of memories and inhibitions of your past in order to grow forward.

A word from ThePleasantDream

There’s hardly much positivity surrounding dreams of an abusive father. However, pay attention to the cues to understand them correctly. You might find a way out of your troubles, or it might convey a rare positive sign for you. 

However, if you truly had an abusive father figure in life, it’s better to seek experts and work on yourself!