Is your dream on being abused a replay of old memories? Often, our memories which caused us discomfort and trauma, will be remembered as long term memories. Certain stimulus/ stimuli during the day, may trigger the activation and replay of related memories. For example, if you watch a visual on abuse, it may trigger the replay of memories on abuse. Sometimes, the manifest image of being abused in a dream, holds different latent meaning in waking life. The abuse can come from internal source, which is yourself and your own self criticism.