From the dream Christine realised that she was at least considering the idea of looking for another partner.
There was still too much good in her relationship with Andrew, however, for her to sever connections with him and be wholehearted about another man.
Apart from that there is a big file or system of files dealing with what you inherited culturally about MAN, and also what you have absorbed from mother and other women. So the dream image is a communication between your waking awareness and those massive files of information, and dealing with a particular aspect of your life and development. As for the female male, and the male female, this is one of those lifetime areas of growth we each face and achieve in lesser or greater degrees.
Fundamentally we are without a particular gender, but in connection with our body we often have very marked female or male characteristics and responses to life.
However, as we move through the major problems we are wrestling with we start meeting our other half and finding symbols of blending.
Therefore they dream about it, partly because that is what they are feeling, and partly as a safety valve for unexpressed emotions.
In this way they are secretly hoping that no effort of will and confrontation will be demanded of them.
Of course an older woman dreaming her man is dead or dying will probably have a very different underlying cause for the dream.
The man you dreamt of last night, more than likely represents the male you have the most important emotional bond with, or a male you either associates with love or else a man you would like to be a partner.
Sometimes dreams about the man in your life may be attempting to express something you are trying not to see.
For instance, Christine’s deepest impulse was to be wholly in a relationship with her husband Andrew.