Crying Dream Meaning and Interpretations


Crying Dream Symbol – Dreaming of crying can be an entirely negative dream. It can also help you connect with feelings you did not realize existed. Maybe you feel it is too difficult to let your emotions show. Do you feel you will be negatively judged if you cry? Crying is positive. It lets the negative emotions out. This type of dream is a prompt for you to figure out which emotions you need to deal with in your waking life.

Crying uncontrollably signifies feelings of helplessness and sadness about something. It is a time to look deep inside yourself to find the core source of your sadness. It is time to address your emotions rather than repressing and bottling them up. Crying for only a short period of time is a sign you have a healthy way of expressing your emotions. You do not bottle them up. You let them out. You tend to have control over your emotions.

When you see someone crying, try to identify the person in your dream. Not being able to identify the person is a sign you want to widen your circle of friends. You may even want to volunteer to help others but not know where to start. Seeing a friend crying signifies that someone close to you is struggling and cries out for your help. Seeing an enemy crying can mean you are emotionally trying to get even with this person.

Trying to work out why you are crying can help get a better understanding of the dream. Crying about something minor warns you are bottling up your emotions over silly little things. You need to speak your mind when you need to or you will eventually explode with frustration. Seeing an animal crying can mean you feel your emotions are invalid. Do you try to express yourself to someone, and they turn around and judge you?

Dreaming of fake crying is a message that you have been too overemotional recently. You may need to take a step back to get control.

Note* If you have had a dream related to this dream symbol or would like to add something that is related to this topic please leave a comment below. Comments are a great way to interact with others who are dreaming about similar topics.


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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. Hey Guys , I dreamt about like having a two versions of my crush at the same time ,one with long hair and another with comparatively small.It seemed I had some arguments with the one with long hair so I was avoiding her.Then after wandering the place like an old metro station , I ran into the one with short hair and she Hugged me while crying and I started to cry too. And then I remember the feeling of hugging her and tighten my arms , but not sure which one I hugged as it seemed they were both one again and it was all her , hugging me❤️

  2. Samuel Govina on

    I dreamt of seeing my biological father crying bitterly and complaining to my uncle of me beating my step mother and her children.

    All of a sudden, my biological elder brother was beating me up for beating the above mentioned.

  3. In a dream I had, I was in my theater class and one of my teachers were teaching me out to cry on spot. I couldn’t really do it and I eventually drew tears in pencil onto my skin. They would then turn into real tears and soon enough I was able to cry.

  4. Curious one on

    Well for me… I dreamed about i was fighting with someone who are even close to me like some neighbour. In that dream, we’re at my house then while we were fighting, i had my mom crying behind while asking for help then i woke up cant move. What is the meaning of that? (Sorry for my grammar, i dont really good at english)

  5. i just had a dream i kept accidentally getting in the way and doing things wrong and everyone was annoyed at me and my mom started asking me how much weight i’ve gained and how much i weigh and making me feel really bad and i woke up sobbing

  6. I dreamed an unfamilliar boy who cried in a public bathroom locked himself inside one of the bathrooms. He cried intesnively . Slowly, I tried to calm the boy down and eventualy he opened the door and let me see him sobbing. Still, his face was unclear but I accompanied the boy out of the toilet.

  7. A person I know from college was crying so I put my arm around them and started walking around with them offering comfort as they talked. It was night in the dream but a flood light was on so I could see where we were walking. The second or third time walking around I saw a white snake with black marks just sitting there then all of a sudden this skunk runs out and jumps onto my arm and as he starts to spray I wake up.

  8. Now a days…. regularly I used to get one dream that my close friend is always crying in my dream I don’t know what does it mean because I am not in contact with her….the reason is her husband (might be)…. But I am eagerly waiting to her Call msg because she is like more than my own sister I wanted to know whether she is happy or not

      • Well I was in a dream and both of my best friends was crying and … we don’t talk anymore and I’m still trying to call them but it’s hard for me .. and I was crying to like everyday (because I missed them so much) and I don’t know why they were crying but I would do anything to figure it out.

    • In my dream, I saw my friends sister asking of help from me to pay their rent and feeding, listening to her story I pitied her and immediately I started crying painfully and she joined, so I told her to pray for me that am expecting money that I will gv her a little from it to give the landlord to allow them for some time while we look for a better alternative to solve the problem.
      But wat annoys me when I wake was that I can’t recognize the face in real life.

  9. In my dream I went up to a close male friend of mine and told him I was pregnant (another mans baby). He started crying uncontrollably. And I thought to myself why is he sad is he upset I’m pregnant from a man I barely know or is he jealous of that man or is he jealous because he wants a baby with his girlfriend. Are they trying and she’s not able to have babies. And in my dream I felt so sad for him I didn’t know how to console him.

  10. i was dreaming of my crush there wasnt really much to this dream just the person whom i have feelings for crying (i could see tears down her cheek) she seemed to be saying something but i couldnt hear what she was saying…. im so confused

    • in my dream someonei find very attractive was barking their eyes out on my shoulder and i called them pretty abt they kept crying, i feel like this means something but idk

    • I had a similar dream. My friends and I were playing with a stick, and my crush threw it over the fence. I decided to get revenge and throw her friends soccer ball over the fence. Then she was crying.

  11. Dream meaning- l opened my shop and discovered that thieves have carted my goods away and l started crying

  12. Noneedtoknow on

    Well my dream was weird. I have this friend who left out of no where in real life and i dreamed about her. In the dream I started talking to her in private asking if everything is okay but she started crying. She tried running away and telling me to leave her but i didnt. After that she hugged me telling me what has been going. But i dont remember the things she told me. I dont know what to do.

  13. Lately, for the last few weeks I have been having intense dreams where everything feels real and is structured like a story, not some jumbled up dream. This drean I had lastnight was of md laying in a bed with my mate, out of the blue they started crying and sat up and just burst into tears. She was shouting at me blaming me for something and I had no clue what she was on about but I still felt guilty. I put my hand on her shoulder and asked what I did so wrong. The entire time I felt sick, I couldn’t really breath and my heart felt like it was being squished by a hand. I tired taking deep breaths but I didn’t feel as if I had taken the breath, I felt like crying myself and tried staying calm. Something in me felt so guilty but confused. I woke up with the same feeling and emotion and through the day I keep remembering the dream and I get that breathless and guilty feeling. What does this mean??

  14. komal kumari on

    In my dream I saw me and my best friend hanging out and he suddenly went somewhere and I was waiting for him, after some time I went out to look for him and found him crying and telling me, how did u thought of leaving me. he hugged me tight and told me not to go and was still crying, on other side I was listening to him but was confused by seeing him crying, not a single word or a drop of tears came out from me. what could this mean?

  15. Maria castro on

    My dream was I was at home and heard crying coming from the street I looked outside it was my exbrother inlaw… what does this mean?!!

  16. HIi my dream was about me laying in bed and to my right my younger sister was sleeping and I️ realized she was crying in her sleep. Checked to see if she was okay by waking her up and she woke up confused and said she didn’t remember what she had dreamt about — just that she was lost. Reassured her but she still seemed out of it then. Woke up confused myself because it seemed so real

    • I dreamed I saw my aunt and her adult daughters on the street. I hugged her and she broke down crying. I tried comforting her and asked what was wrong, but she did not respond.

  17. My friend was kidnapped and used as I guess “slaves” or “minions”, me and my other friends went to go free her and the other people (Another one was my brother), they caught me first and my friend had patrol over me we sat down in this room or something whiling she was holding me still. She leaned in close to me and snuggled and gave me a hug (She does this in real life too) and we both stated crying. Then I woke up.

  18. Rejoice Daniel on

    Someone dreamt of me crying over a disappointment in a relationship… What is the meaning please

  19. I saw my pregnant friend in my dream and she was tidying her house while crying at the same time..what could this possible mean?

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