When you dream about your mother, father, brother, sister, friend, lover, co-worker, etc., describe their qualities. What are they like? How do you feel about them? If the dream takes place in the past, write about what was going on for you at that time. What was your relationship with the person then? What were the hopes and difficulties of your life? Let memories surface. You will be surprised at how a dream's meaning suddenly strikes you after you have done some remembering. Look for the click of recognition.