Whoa.

That was some dream. Things got…steamy, shall we say. And now you're feeling guilty because whoever was in the dream with you—a friend, your boss, your ex, whoever—isn't the person sleeping next to you now, blissfully unaware of your no-good, cheatin' heart.

Sweet dreams (are made of this)

First of all, dial back the drama. You weren't cheating. You were having a dream. You were no more cheating than you were piloting a submarine or delivering a book report to your whole class wearing only underwear. None of it actually happened, and nothing in your dream should be held against you.

Let's make the distinction crystal clear: If you had a dream about cheating on your partner, you didn't cheat. It's the same way that obsessing about a mid-afternoon snack in the office every day won't add an inch to your waistline...unless, of course, you eventually give in to those peanut M&Ms calling your name. You didn't cheat; you just thought about cheating. Or did you even do that?

Brains are weird, and we can't