Re: ST: Shaping a Cardassian - "Strength Without Sacrifice is Useless"
A real message from them could be helpful. Since this is something that cannot be guaranteed, Laran could be helpful in showing--not by words, but by his actions--that he still loves her and that he wouldn't want her to tear herself apart.
The problem is that she starts to push him away "to protect him" from herself and not to "force" him to acknowledge her. There's very little chance she'd tell him about the nightmares; she would fear he'd confirm everything that she sees there. He is in her nightmares too.
"Reagan, it appears, is really only an ardent unionist if the unions in question are in Poland" - Stephen King, Skeleton Crew