When you hop into The Sims 4 and start a new household, you’ll likely notice some speech bubbles appear above their portraits. While these may initially seem like a minor feature that you can mostly ignore, they’re a fundamental part of keeping your sims happy. They’re so important that if you don’t pay attention to these, your sims may develop the Unfulfilled Dream fear, which will significantly impact your game. If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading to discover how to get rid of the Unfulfilled Dreams fear in The Sims 4.
How to Get Rid of the Unfulfilled Dreams Fear in The Sims 4
The Unfulfilled Dreams fear is caused by not fulfilling any of your character’s wants for an extended time. It serves as a reminder that your characters sometimes feel like their lives are being controlled. Fortunately, the two main ways to get rid of this fear are fairly simple.
Since your sims gain this fear from not fulfilling any wants, you’ll have to start fixing this before combating it. Go to the character with the Unfulfilled Dreams fear and begin completing the wants that appear above their portrait. After fulfilling at least one, a spiked thought bubble will appear, prompting you to the next part of this process.
Once you find the spiked thought bubble, the next step is to Discuss Fears with another character. It doesn’t matter who you do this with, as long as you talk to at least one person. Once you Discuss Fears with someone, you’ll successfully conquer your fear.
Drinking a Fear-Be-Gone Potion
Your other option is to buy a Fear-Be-Gone Potion from the Aspiration Rewards Store. It costs 300 points, making it relatively inexpensive compared to traits. However, you can only get rid of one fear by doing this. You’ll have to choose between them or buy several potions if you have multiple.
You’ll gain satisfaction points as you fulfill your character’s aspirations and wants. Since wants usually give around 25-50 points each, you’ll have to finish multiple to gain enough for the potion. You can also knock out some easy aspirations, but these are a finite source of points.
After using either method to get satisfaction points, head into the Aspirations Rewards Store and find the Fear-Be-Gone Potion. Once you buy it, you’ll find it in your character inventory. Drink it to get rid of your Unfulfilled Dreams fear.
The Sims 4 is available to play on PC, Mac, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 through the official website. If you’d like to learn more about other fears in the game, check out How to Get Rid of the Dead-End Job Fear. If you’d rather see a complete list, be sure to read our The Sims 4 Wants and Fears Guide.